From starting in folk clubs, and then writing & performing at the Octagon theatre in Bolton, his career has alway combined singing and acting. From TV programmes and films such as Coronation Street, Emmerdale, Phoenix Nights, Dinner Ladies, Alan Bennett films, Brassed Off, My Son The Fanatic & Coogan’s Run, to the many radio plays and programmes he’s presented or guested upon, there has throughout been a steady stream of LPs and CDs - fifteen to date, the early ones all now remastered to CD.
There’s a recent book (2008) of daft one verse poems The Longs & The Shorts Of It, to complement the first book Shorts For All Occasions, released in 2006.
He loves the varied nature of it all, such as one week reading a series of very silly customs on the Mark & Lard show on BBC Radio One, then being a prisoner in a tv advert for Walls’ Sausages, being murdered on TV in Harbour Lights and later going to Norway for a commercial.
Further details of Bernard's exploits can be read in the MEMOIRS section.
Whereas I handle the singing side myself, all enquiries regarding acting should be directed to Emma Ashcroft at:
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Tel 07917 033398