Cribbins’ first film appearance was an uncredited bit part in The Yangtse Incident (1957), and this was followed by a great many roles among which are Dunkirk (1959), Make Mine A Million (1959), Two Way Stretch (1960), The Mouse On The Moon (1963), Carry On Jack (1963), Carry On Spying (1964), You Must Be Joking! (1965), Daleks’ Invasion Earth 2150: A.D. (1966), Casino Royale (1967), The Railway Children (1970), The Water Babies (1978), Carry On Columbus (1992), and Blackball (2003). His television appearances include The Night Of The Big Heat, Interpol Calling (both 1960), several episodes of Comedy Playhouse (1963-66), as a regular storyteller in Jackanory (1965), The Avengers (1968), his own series, Cribbins (1969), narrator of The Wombles (1973), Fawlty Towers (1975), Simon In The Land Of Chalk Drawings (1976), The Plank (1979), Tales Of The Unexpected, the title role in Cuffy (both 1983) and he was narrator of Original Sylvanian Families (1988). In the 90s he appeared regularly in Noel’s House Party (1991) and was also in an individual episodes of UK shows such as Dalziel And Pascoe (1999). In 2003 he appeared as Wally Bannister in the long-running UK sitcom Coronation Street.