Doctor Who actor Bernard Cribbins passes away aged 93

Doctor Who and Wombles actor Bernard Cribbins has died aged 93, his family has confirmed. He sadly lost his wife of 66 years, Gill, last year

Bernard had as career that spanned seven decades including narrating the 1970s British children’s programme The Wombles and played the station master Albert Perks in 1970 film The Railway Children.

A statement from his agent said his career featured “such diverse work”, including the Carry On series, hit 60s song Right Said Fred and as a notorious guest on Fawlty Towers.

“Bernard’s contribution to British entertainment is without question. He was unique, typifying the best of his generation, and will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing and working with him.”

He also played Doctor Who’s companion Tom Campbell in the 1966 feature film Daleks’ Invasion Earth 2150 starring opposite Peter Cushing.

Cribbins returned to Doctor Who as Wilfred Mott, the grandad of Catherine Tate’s character Donna in the revived series; appearing in 10 episodes from 2007-2010 and remained a firm favourite with fans.

Former Doctor Who showrunner Russel T Davies led the tributes to the actor on Social Media

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