Former Doctor WHO showrunner Russell T Davies led the tributes, posting an image of him on set, whereas saying: “I’m therefore lucky to possess familiar him. Thanks for everything, my recent soldier. A legend has left the globe.”

Comedian and actor Matt filmmaker, WHO additionally featured in Doctor WHO, announce on-line that Cribbins was a “brilliantly gifted man”.

Songwriter and producer microphone Batt, WHO wrote the theme tune for The Wombles, told BBC News Cribbins was a “wonderful” and “generous” guy.

“He was rather mischievous and simply nice – funny, giggly company to be with. however he took his work terribly seriously and he was a fine actor on all levels. i believe he’ll be therefore badly missed by neumerous.”

Dame Floella Benjamin, WHO appeared aboard Cribbins on children’s tv, tweeted: “He was an imaginative genius, nice storyteller and knew simply a way to communicate with an audience.”

Actor Mark Gatiss said: “There was nobody quite like Cribbins”.


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