Bernard Cribbins

Bernard Cribbins, whose seven-decade career spanned the obscure comedies "Carry On" and "Doctor Who" on children's television, has died at 93.

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"Bernard's contribution to British entertainment is without question. He was the best of his generation and will be missed by all who working with him."

Born in Oldham on 29 December 1928, Cribbins had several roles, including in Alfred Hitchcock's 1972 film Frenzy, which he played barman Felix Forsythe.

He moved on to West End productions before appearing in an exciting series of British films, including the 1960 comedy "Two-Way Stretch"

 with Peter Sellers;1967 James Bond spoof "Casino Royale"; and one of Alfred Hitchcock's last thrillers, 1972's "Frenzy."

When "Doctor Who" was revived in the early 21st century, the younger generation knew Cribbins as Wilfred Mott, David Tennant's eponymous Doctor ally. 

He appeared in another children's series, "Old Jacques Boat", in 2013 and 2015, and earlier this year filmed scenes for the 60th anniversary of "Doctor Who".

Other Cribbins credits include The Mouse on the Moon (1963), The Girl on the Boat (1962), Carry on Columbus (1992), and Blackball (2003).