Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Here's a house, here's a door. Windows: 1 2 3 4, ready to knock? Turn the lock – It's Play School

They're dropping like flies...

The star of Play School and Play Away [the show that launched the career of Jeremy Irons, Tony "Baldrick" Robinson and many others], the voice of Trumpton, Camberwick Green and Chigley - and yet another fondly remembered part of my childhood - Brian Cant is dead.

Proud possessor of one of the most soothing and friendly of voices in broadcasting, he, much like his contemporary and also recently departed John Noakes, was the beloved "friend" of generations of children from the 1960s to the 1980s.

So come along, children - sing along!

RIP Brian Cant (12th July 1933 – 19th June 2017)


  1. Quite magnificent hair, I always thought.

    1. He retained that demi-wave for quite a while until "male pattern baldness" got to him... Jx


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