Home Television Comedy Cribbins


1 9 6 9 – 1 9 7 0 (UK)
14 x 30 minute episodes

After years of film, TV and recording work, this was Bernard Cribbins’ first TV series of his own.


The show from Thames Television featured sketches galore (as many as 18 per show) scripted for him by the prolific Johnnie Mortimer and Brian Cooke, and launched in the week that ITV transmitted in colour for the first time.

Additionally, each week the star sang a song written by Mortimer and Cooke with Ted Dicks, who had composed Cribbins’ early hit singles Hole In The Ground and Right, Said Fred.

Regular co-stars included Bob Todd, Sheila Steafel and Tim Barrett.

Some programmes had themes, such as the army, or fishing.

Bernard Cribbins
Bob Todd
Carmel McSharry
Terence Brady
Sheila Steafel
Tim Barrett
Madeleine Smith
Laura Thurlow
Honor Shepherd
Wendy Fisher