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  • Trivia

    • Bernard was part of a campaign launched in 2008 to encourage the making of more children's programming in the UK. It was launched by the Producers Alliance for Cinema and Television.

    • Bernard holds the record for maximum number of appearances in children's story-telling series Jackanory, with 111.

    • One of his roles as Assistant Stage Manager in Repertory Theatre involved him finding a goat and bringing to the theatre on a bus.

    • Bernard was famous in the 1970s for narrating the children's road safety videos starring Tufty.

    • Bernard is a keen sport shooter, including clay pigeon, and in July 2008, attended the Game Fair, a charitable event at Blenheim Palace.

    • Bernard contributed a Doodle to the National Doodle Campaign (2008), which auctions off celebrity doodles for charity (The Neurofibromatosis Association).

    • Bernard's first West End appearance was in Shakespeare's A Comedy of Errors, in 1956.

    • Bernard was placed in the top five of the Best Loved Children's TV voices, by readers of Underground Ernie Magazine in 2007.

    • Bernard had a hit single in 1962 with "Hole in the Ground".

    • He had a hit in the 60's with the song "Right Said Fred."

  • Quotes

    • (on the two Doctors he has worked with in "Doctor Who" - Peter Cushing and David Tennant)
      Bernard: Peter played the Doctor as an old fart. Working with David was so much more exciting. David's the governor when it comes to Doctor Who, I have to say.