Cribbins At Christmas

Readings by Bernard Cribbins.

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Episodes

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01A Walk In The Park With Hodges2007122520101220 (BBC7)
20111218 (BBC7)
20111219 (BBC7)

A wily dog smells trouble when his owner meets an old acquaintance from school.

Bernard Cribbins reads Alan Plater's story.

Alan Plater's story exploring the relationship between a man and his dog.

By Alan Plater.

A delightful story exploring the relationship between a man and his dog, a wise and perceptive friend who sniffs trouble in a potential relationship.

A wily dog smells trouble when his owner meets an old acquaintance from school.

02Ho! Ho! Ho!2007122620101221 (BBC7)
20111225 (BBC7)
20111226 (BBC7)

Christmas isn't quite so jolly for septuagenarian Leonard working as Santa Claus.

Bernard Cribbins reads Stephen Wyatt's story.

By Stephen Wyatt.

When visiting the stores and shopping centres, do people spare a thought for the man sweating away inside his Father Christmas costume? Do they wonder how he might feel about the spirit of Christmas? Might he prefer to be at home with his family and his cat Rudolph?

Christmas isn't quite so jolly for septuagenarian Leonard working as Santa Claus. Bernard Cribbins reads Stephen Wyatt's story.

03The Happy Prince2007122720101222 (BBC7)
20111218 (BBC7)
20111219 (BBC7)

A lovesick swallow and a once-golden statue form a heartbreaking, emotional bond.

Bernard Cribbins reads Oscar Wilde's story.

A lovesick swallow and a once-golden statue form an emotional bond.

By Oscar Wilde.

A lovesick swallow longs to migrate south towards the warmth and the light.

However, he stays behind to carry out the wishes of the Happy Prince, a gilded statue looking down from a giant column and observing the behaviour of the rich and the poor in his city.

04 LASTMr Bromley's Folly2007122820101223 (BBC7)
20111225 (BBC7)

A station master lives to regret his decision to allow a film crew on the railway.

Bernard Cribbins reads Roy Apps' story.

By Roy Apps.

A canine lapse in concentration causes chaos during the making of an illicit movie on a remote piece of railway track.

A station master lives to regret his decision to allow a film crew on the railway. Bernard Cribbins reads Roy Apps' story.