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Bernard Who? by Bernard Cribbins
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Hand Signed by Bernard Cribbins to a Title Page
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Bernard Who? by Bernard Cribbins

Hand Signed by Bernard Cribbins to a Title Page
Hardback 1st Edition
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Bernard Cribbins's life has been an eventful one. In 1943, he left school aged fourteen and joined Oldham Repertory Company where he earned fifteen bob for a seventy-hour week. After being called up for National Service in 1946 he became a paratrooper and spent several months in Palestine being shot at. On returning home, and to the theatre, Bernard was eventually approached by George Martin, then an A&R man for Parlophone Records, who suggested he made a record. Just months away from producing The Beatles, Martin asked Bernard to come to Abbey Road Studios in north London and, after teaching him how to sing into a microphone, they eventually recorded two hit singles - 'The Hole in the Ground' and 'Right Said Fred'. These, together with appearances in now classic films such as Two Way Stretch and The Wrong Arm of the Law (not to mention a certain television programme called Jackanory), catapulted Bernard to stardom and, by the time he started filming The Railway Children in 1970, he was already a national treasure. Since then, Bernard's CV has been an A-Z of the best entertainment that Britain has to offer, and, thanks to programmes such as the aforementioned Jackanory, The Wombles, and, more recently, Old Jack's Boat, he has become the voice of many millions of childhoods.

Seventy-five years in the making and packed with entertaining anecdotes, Bernard Who? tells the wonderful story of one of the longest and most celebrated careers in show business.

About the Author: Mr Bernard Cribbins has been showing off and telling stories since the beginning of time. As an actor he has appeared in films alongside Peter Sellers, David Niven, Peter Cushing, James Mason and Jerry Lewis, and he has rarely been off the small screen since it was invented. Highlights here include The Wombles, Doctor Who, Fawlty Towers, The Good Old Days and, of course, Jackanory. As a singer Bernard has infiltrated the Top Ten twice (so far) with 'The Hole in the Ground' and 'Right Said Fred', both of which were produced by the legendary George Martin. His ambition is to play Clint Eastwood's father in a western and he lives in Surrey with his wife, Gill.

Format: Hardback Edition
ISBN: 9781472130167

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