You can never have too much of a good thing – and it seems that everyone knows this at the moment which is why we’re getting so much Bernard Cribbins! The much-loved Doctor Who guest star turned up in the Independent this weekend with more great stories from his long career.
Accidently poaching fish on a nightly basis after a days shoot on Daleks â€“ Invasion Earth 2150AD because he didn’t have a ticket is just one example, but this next one is the best.
He recounts a trip he made in a black cab: “The driver, a black guy, an East Ender, asked me what I was doing. I told him I was going to do a little bit of filming for Roald Dahl because I used to do Jackanory, and he said, ‘Yeah, Jackanory. I remember that. It made me want to learn to read.’
For all of Cribbins good will and intentions on the subject, we at Kasterborous are beginning to wish someone would take note – we suspect he’ll be repeating himself on the following points until the BBC do something about it…
He is particularly upset at how people tell stories on TV. “Nowadays, it seems you can’t just have one talking head, you have to have flashing lights and CGI and everything has to go ‘click, click, click’ the whole time. I think they’ve lost faith in a child’s attention span.”
The interview concludes with a list of Cribbins notable appearances and achievements and it’s well worth a look – don’t miss Bernard on the Doctor Who themed Never Mind the Buzzcocks this Wednesday at 10pm on BBC Two.