Calling Bernard Cribbins …

What’s it like speaking to a real life British TV legend?

Well … ask Ruthy, who hasn’t quite come back down to Earth just yet!


On behalf of Torchwood Australia, our Administrator Ruthy was granted the immense privilege of speaking to Bernard Cribbins, via phone.

Chatting about his decades in the British film, radio, music and television industries, Bernard gleefully regales us with personal anecdotes and insights into the craft of acting and the life of stage, screen and theatre. We reminisce about his narration work in The Wombles and Jackanory before returning to the present day and his role of Wilfred Mott in the current incarnation of Doctor Who.

He may not easily be able to keep up with David Tennant’s (incessant) running and poor Wilf has to wear those “funny” hats … but Bernard Cribbins proves that the older you are, the better you get!

Plus you get to dish the goss on stars AND you get away with it! *g*

A must read interview! Whatever you do, don’t miss this one!

TA is deeply honoured to have spent time with such a wonderful, charming, far-from-old man. Thank you, Mister Bernard Cribbins!

And a massive thank you also to Katie Harper of Gavin Barker Associates Ltd, for all your work in setting up this interview.

Photo courtesy of Gavin Barker Associates Ltd

Interview … With A Weevil

You may not be familiar with his face.

You may not recognise his name — unless you’re in the habit of sitting through TV show end credits.

But you certainly know this man’s body of work !!

Paul Kasey, the man with all the right Doctor Who, Torchwood and SJA moves, joins Torchwood Australia for a chat.

Find out how he started in the ‘movement’ acting biz. Learn what it takes to develop and perfect a character’s moves for the small screen. And just how do people react when he’s in a Cyberman, Ood, Hath, Robot Santa, Judoon Captain, Weevil, Blowfish, Slitheen, etc, etc, etc, costume?

Thanks so much Paul for really giving us insight into another part of that mysterious creature called ‘Show Business’.

Thank you also to Jenny Hutchinson, of Second Skin Agency, for your help in facilitating this interview.

Photo courtesy – Second Skin Agency

So Dear Readers … scurry, slip, creep or dance your way on over to the TA Forum and check out this monstrously marvellous interview — otherwise we’ll send Janet the Weevil around to your house, if you don’t!

And that, I’m happy to say, is no longer an empty threat!

*wicked grin*