Friday, 12 July 2013

Happy Birthday Brian Cant

Brian Cant is 80 today. Unbelievable, I know. But true.

What d'you mean you don't know who Brian Cant is? (He's the one on the right, btw!)

Brian Cant is a legend, a star, he should be a 'Sir'. He is, quite simply, the voice of my childhood, the smiling face of Play School, the MC of Play Away (where would the likes of Jeremy Irons or Sir Tony Baldrick be without him?) and narrator of those wonderfully low-tech lovely animations, Trumpton, Chigley and Camberwick Green.

How could I possibly let the occasion pass, especially as the mainstream media seems to have ignored the fact completely. So to celebrate, here a a few of his finest moments. Bring back memories for you, too?

And of course, no clip of Brian Cant's career would be complete without 'Pugh, Pugh (never HUGH Pugh!) Barney McGrew, Cuthbert, Dibble, Grubb...' 

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