Well it’s quite a week for Bernard Cribbins – the great man is set to receive a special Children’s BAFTA award this weekend in recognition of his long body of work that includes Doctor Who, The Railway Children and Jackanory.

Of the award, Cribbins said:

“It is truly an honour to receive this award from the British Academy. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with and for children throughout my career and am privileged to have been involved with some amazing projects.”

The British Academy Children’s Awards team have released this video of tributes to Bernard Cribbins to commemorate the award which will be presented by Catherine Tate at this Sunday.

Of the classic kids story show Jackanory, Cribbins has expressed his wish for the show (which he appearedon 111 times) to return to its roots.

“I do wish that it could be brought back in the form that it used to be, with someone sitting one-to-one with a camera,” Cribbins told the BBC.

“It’s like you talking to your children at bedtime, they look at you and they don’t see anything else – they don’t see flashing lights and CGI and all the rest of it,” he said.

Meanwhile you can catch a video interview with the great Bernard Cribbins on Digital Spy in which he steadfastly refuses to answer any probing questions. Still, it’s an entertaining five minutes!

(Via GallifreyBase)