Friday, June 30, 2017

BRIAN CANT - A FAVOURITE VOICE FROM THE PAST

So sorry to hear of the passing on 19 June of Brian Cant, the actor with the lovely voice and someone I met a few years ago. His involvement in Play School directly led to his work on three linked Gordon Murray puppet TV series. Who remembers  Camberwick Green, Trumpton and Chigley - certainly our children (and thousands of others) do? Play Away and other projects for older children during the 1980s.   Brian also starred as Brian the farmer in the children's television puppet programme  Dappledown Farm and he was famed as the storyteller in the UK version of Jay Jay the Jet Plane. and the narrator for the popular Canadian children's show  Bruno.
  He fabulously co-hosted the children's programme

Brian also appeared in television series for adults, twice in Doctor Who stories, Doctors and several other programmes.  I was delighted to meet him at last when my friend actor Mike Edmonds invited us back stage in Southend for that great play by Paul Elliott There's no Place like a Home and Brian valiantly posed for me. We will certainly miss this lovely chap.

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