LONDON �" Bernard Cribbins, a darling British performer whose seven-decade profession went from the off color

"Continue" comedies to kids' TV and "Specialist Who," has kicked the bucket.

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He played station doorman Albert Perks in the 1970 film exemplary "The Railway Children" and voiced every one of the characters in "The Wombles,

a 1970s energized series about a group of tunneling animals living under London's Wimbledon Common.

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Cribbins likewise was the voice of street security squirrel Tufty Fluffytail in a progression of public data films, and held

the record for the most appearances �" more than 100 �" on kids' narrating TV series "Jackanory.".

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Naturally introduced to an unfortunate family in Oldham, northwest England, in 1928, Cribbins left school in his initial

teenagers and started out as a phase chief and spot player in territorial repertory theater.

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He continued on toward West End creations prior to showing up in a confounding scope of British movies, including 1960 satire "Two-Way Stretch" close by Peter Sellers; 1966

"Specialist Who" side project "Daleks' Invasion Earth 2150 AD"  the 1967 James Bond parody "Club Royale" and one of Alfred Hitchcock's last spine chillers, "Craze" in 1972.

He showed up in a few films in the "Continue" series, was a critical visitor star on exemplary sitcom

"Fawlty Towers" and had top 10 hits with satire melodies "Opening in the Ground" and "Right Said Fred.".

A more youthful age knew Cribbins as Wilfred Mott, an ally to David Tennant's nominal Doctor, when "Specialist Who" was restored in the mid 21st hundred years.