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James Hogg



James Hogg is a ghostwriter and biographer specialising in sport and entertainment. His works include the biography of actor and explorer Brian Blessed, Formula One legend Johnny Herbert, and comedian Ernie Wise of Morecambe and Wise fame. James lives in Yorkshire with his wife and two children.
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Bernard Who?

Bernard Cribbins, James Hogg
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Bernard Cribbins, James Hogg

Bernard Cribbins is currently celebrating his seventy-fifth year in show business, having first joined Oldham Repertory Company as a full-time actor way back in 1943. Working a seventy-hour week, he was paid just fifteen bob for his services then, all of which went straight to his mother. After serving as a paratrooper during National Service - and, getting shot at several times in Palestine - Bernard returned to the theatre where he was eventually spotted by George Martin, then an A&R man for Parlophone Records. Just months away from producing The Beatles, Martin thought that Bernard might have a future in the recording industry and after hooking him up with a couple of writers he became a pop star. His two hit singles, 'The Hole in the Ground', which reached number 1, and 'Right Said Fred', which reached number 10, catapulted Bernard to stardom and after appearing in three Peter Sellers classics, Two Way Stretch, The Wong Arm of the Law and Crooks in Cloisters, he took starring roles in two Carry On films; Carry On Jack and Carry On Spying. By the time he appeared in The Railway Children in 1970, Bernard was already bordering on being a national treasure. This was all but confirmed just a few years later when, as well as becoming Jackanory's longest serving storyteller, he also delighted millions by bringing The Wombles to life. Since then, Bernard's CV has become an A-Z of the best entertainment that Britain has to offer, and he has undoubtedly become one our best-loved actors. Jam packed with anecdotes, Bernard Who? is a book that is almost ninety years in the making and divulges the full story behind one of the longest and most celebrated careers in show business.

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More Than Just A Good Life

James Hogg
Authors:
James Hogg