The veteran British actor and comedian Bernard Cribbins has died, aged 93.

Cribbins's career spanned more than seven decades, and saw him appear in Fawlty Towers, Doctor Who and the Railway Children.

He also played Bilbo in the BBC Children's series Jackanory in the late 1970s.


Cribbins, Maurice Denham (centre left), Jan Francis (centre right) and David Wood (right) read The Hobbit for Jackanory, 1979