Russell T Davies’ heartfelt tribute to Bernard Cribbins is just wonderful

Sad news today that the great Bernard Cribbins has died aged 93. And while the term ‘national treasure’ is doubtless overused these days, in this case it is absolutely, totally, 100% appropriate.

We’ve rounded up just a few of the many, many tributes being paid to the actor, comedian and singer today.

But this one touched us more than any other, from Doctor Who showrunner (and much else besides) Russell T Davies.

Cribbins was a Doctor Who stalwart, of course – appearing alongside Peter Cushing in the 1964 film Daleks’ Invasion Earth 2150 before returning in 2007 as a different character, Wilfred Mott.

He not long ago filmed scenes for the show’s 60th anniversary special which is due to air on BBC1 next year.

Here’s what Davies wrote on Instagram.

And just a few of the things people were saying about it.

Just in case you didn’t see it (or wanted to watch it again) …

And it was spotted by his Doctor Who co-star John Simm who said this.

There’s obviously only one way to end this.


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