Bernard Who?

Bernard Who?: 75 Years of Doing Just About Everything

Non-Fiction, Screen & Performing Arts, Film, TV & Radio, Film, Film, TV & Radio Biographies
Paperback Published on: 06/02/2020
£10.99
In stock
Usually dispatched within 2-3 working days
Make and edit your lists in your account
Check click & collect stock near you
Collect today: Pay in shop

Synopsis

The long-awaited autobiography of national treasure Bernard Cribbins. 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.

  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • ISBN: 9781472130150
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Weight: 260g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 126 x 24 mm

Customer Reviews

View all
Bernard Who?
Brilliant
Ahh.. its cribbins! This is great. I've been waiting for a book from him for years and this is worth the wait. It's not greatly detailed being a modest 30... READ MORE
Book collector