The great Brian Cant, the voice of children’s TV has just been honoured with a Lifetime’s Achievement award.
I read an interview once where he explained that as a young man, wife wife, child and mortgage, he was an out-of-work actor and money was tight. His wife encouraged him to audition for a children’s TV job [which became Playschool] All the others there were much younger, straight from RADA. The man came in and said ‘I want you to be trains’ So Brian [a Dad] got on his knees and went ‘choo!choo!’ [whilst the youngsters stared] He got the job – the rest is history…
"When I became a man I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child and they paid me for it," he said as he accepted his prize
Come on everyone, join in ‘Pugh, Pugh, Barney McGrew…’
Thanks Brian, for so much brilliant children’s TV down the years.