Bernard Cribbins Day on BBC Radio 4 Extra
Radio 4 Extra celebrates the life of Bernard Cribbins with a day of programmes about or starring the much-loved actor on 29 December, as well as some new interviews with people who knew him.
Back in July we said a sad farewell to Bernard Joseph Cribbins OBE, who died aged 93.
On what would have been his 94th birthday 4 Extra celebrates Bernard’s life on radio, with a day showcasing the breadth of the actor’s much-loved vocal talents.
Don Quixote (10am): Bernard stars with Bob Grant in Miguel de Cervantes’ classic two-part tale of an intrepid knight and his squire (1980).
Bernard Who? (11.30am) is a two-part look back on his 70 years in showbiz with a stellar cast of friends (2018).
The What On The Landing (noon) sees Bernard as Albert Chipchase in Alan Plater’s 1967 drama about strange goings on in his house. New to 4 Extra.
Lancashire Monologues (12.45pm) features four made famous by Stanley Holloway (2018).
The Iguanodon (2.30pm) is a three-part sea comedy adventure with Bernard as a man with a lifetime in custards (1997).
Bernard Cribbins’ Comedy Classics (10pm) sees the Right Said Fred singer play his all-time favourite comedy records, including a few of his own (2018).
The Bed-Sitting Room (11pm): Bernard stars with Paul Merton in Spike Milligan and John Antrobus’s post-apocalyptic, surrealist, comic tale (2015).
See the full Radio 4 Extra schedule and listen online for 30 days.