Thursday 13 September 2018

Cribbins released on DVD!

Network are releasing yet more classic, yet rare British comedy onto DVD. Bernard Cribbins starred in his own television comedy series over twelve episodes between 1969 and 1970 on ITV.

Comedy legend Bernard Cribbins had been a key presence in British film and television comedy for over a decade before he landed his own headlining television series at the tail-end of the 1960s. An off-beat revue of quickfire sketches in the "Cribbins style", this fast-moving mixture of comedy and song (including chart hits Hole in the GroundGossip Calypso and Right, Said Fred) featured a gallery of outrageous characters in a myriad of seemingly inexhaustible situations! Bank clerk, burglar, tramp, librarian, cowboy and even spaceman Cribbins is all these, and many more!

With comic support from Sheila Steafel, The Benny Hill Show's Bob Todd and the always glamorous Maddie Smith, this zany mix of fun and music also guest stars Patrick Cargill, Dennis Price and Dad's Army's Bill Pertwee. Written by sitcom legends Johnnie Mortimer and Brian Cooke (then riding high on the success of Father Dear Father), this set features all twelve editions from both series of Cribbins.

Bernard has enjoyed a long and varied career on stage and screen which of course has featured three Carry On appearances - Carry On Jack in 1963, Spying the following year and  Carry On Columbus in 1992. Still working in 2018, he will celebrate his 90th birthday this December.

The two disc set costs £13.00 and is available to buy online from

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