FUCKING GREAT. SERIOUSLY HE WAS BRILLIANT. HE STARTED OFF ALSO CHANNELING AND SOUNDING SO MUCH LIKE FRED, BUT AS IT WENT ON HE OWNED IT AND TOTALLY MADE THE SONGS HIS. SO VERY PROUD OF HIM. HE NAILED IT SO WELL.
Veteran actor Bernard Cribbins, who narrated cult children’s show The Wombles, has been appointed an OBE.
The star, whose credits also include 1970′s The Railway Children, received the honour for his services to drama.
He said he a “lovely, wee chat” with the Princess Royal, who presented him with the honour at Windsor Castle.
The 82-year-old said he had no intention of retiring, adding: “I love it, I can’t stop, why should I? I’m still able to read and write.”
Cribbins provided the voices for Uncle Bulgaria, Tobermory and Orinoco in the popular 1970s series The Wombles.
The actor said it was “lovely” working on the show, which was based on a book of the same name.
“I enjoyed it enormously, it was great fun – but the reaction since is what is enjoyable, ” he added.
“I can almost identify people’s ages just by what they are saying. It was a very nice episode in my career.”
Recent appearances have included roles in major TV shows such as Coronation Street and Doctor Who – which saw him returning to a series that he first appeared in in 1966.
Queen have announced plans for a new album of old demos featuring their late singer Freddie Mercury.
Guitarist Brian May has confirmed that he is going through the band’s old material with drummer Roger Taylor to compile a selection of unreleased tracks for a forthcoming LP.
The axeman also said the pair are working on the follow-up to the long-running West End musical ‘We Will Rock You’, which they wrote with comedian Ben Elton.
May told The Daily Star:
As well as seeing what we can unearth, we want to do a new musical to follow ‘We Will Rock You’. The songs are there, it’s just a question of finding time to get the right production.
OH FUCK ‘ROCK OF AGES’ IS THE WORST MESICAL EVER. PLEASE GODS NO MORE…