Wednesday 26 December 2018

A Celebration of Cribbins on BBC Radio 4 Extra

The wonderful BBC Radio 4 Extra have been celebrating the joyous Mr Bernard Cribbins this Boxing Day as the great man prepares to celebrate his 90th birthday on 29 December.

At 11am they broadcast some of Bernard's Favourite Stories, taken from some of his very best Jackanory appearances for the BBC. Classics featured include The Wind in the Willows, Alice Through the Looking Glass and Winnie the Pooh. You can listen again here.

Coming up after that is a repeat of a radio drama from 2000 called Looks Like Rain by Jimmie Chin. The play was written especially for Bernard and tells the story of Stan and Joyce, who unearth some strange long buried secrets after the death of their mother. Joyce is played by the late great Dora Bryan, a fellow Oldham original! You can hear it here.

And finally, at 6.30pm is a repeat of a retrospective celebration of Bernard's career from back in 2013. Bernard is featured in conversation with Martin Jenkins and discusses his own personal highlights from his long, diverse and hugely successful career. The programme includes contributions from the likes of Richard Briers, Barbara Windsor, Barry Cryer, David Tennant and Russell T Davies. This programme can be found right here.

All three programmes are available to listen to live on the radio or online and online shortly after broadcast.

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