Ipswich born presenter and actor, Brian Cant, 83, has died

Play School and Play Away presenter Brian Cant dies at 83

Play School and Play Away presenter Brian Cant dies at 83

The presenter and actor Brian Cant has died at the age of 83.

A statement from the family said: 'He lived courageously with Parkinson's disease for a long time'.

Play School was one of the BBC's most popular children's programmes - and Brian Cant was one of its longest serving presenters.

"Donations would be most appreciated to Denville Hall and the Actors" Benevolent Fund'.

Cant died at Denville Hall, a retirement home often used by those in the entertainment industry.

From 1990-2003, Cant starred as Brian the farmer in the children's television puppet programme Dappledown Farm, and in 2010 he received the special award at the Children's BAFTAs for his work in children's television.

In Trumpton he voiced the famous fire-brigade roll call of "Pugh, Pugh, Barney McGrew, Cuthbert, Dibble, Grubb".

He was working for a BBC Schools drama on The Romans in 1964 when he heard that the BBC was holding auditions for presenters on a new programme aimed at pre-school kids, Play School, due to launch on the new station BBC Two.

Brian Cant appeared in two Doctor Who stories.

He also appeared on stage in theatre productions such as The Railway Children and The Canterbury Tales, as well as pantomimes.

Cant once said in an interview that he was surprised so many fans remembered him as a legend in children's television.

He married writer and director Cherry Britton in 1984 and they had three children.

Cant's fellow Play School presenter Derek Griffiths was among those to pay tribute.

Notícias recomendadas

  • Trump may 'terminate' Russia probe's Mueller says president's pal

    Trump may 'terminate' Russia probe's Mueller says president's pal

    And deputy White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said simply: "Chris speaks for himself". He is nearly certain to be asked about the possibility of the president firing Mueller.
    Reports swirl about Beyonce's twins, but no confirmation yet

    Reports swirl about Beyonce's twins, but no confirmation yet

    Beyonce still made a number of red carpet appearances while carrying the twins and documented her pregnancy via social media . The pop star snatched the spotlight from USA politics after posting a photo of her in lingerie, exposing her baby bump .
    Le MR prêt à dialoguer sur l'avenir des entités fédérées

    Le MR prêt à dialoguer sur l'avenir des entités fédérées

    Il répond ainsi à l'appel du président du cdH Benoît Lutgen à former des majorités sans le PS en Wallonie, à Bruxelles et en Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles.
  • Bihar Board to announce class 10 result on 20 June 2017!

    Bihar Board to announce class 10 result on 20 June 2017!

    There is no notice nor any press release from the Board to confirm the declaration of the Bihar Board Class 10 Results tomorrow. The Bihar School Examination Board ( BSEB ) is likely to declare its Class X matriculation exam results on 20 June.
    YotaPhone 3 Announced With Prices For Two Variants

    YotaPhone 3 Announced With Prices For Two Variants

    The then-Russian company's device was available for some regions including Russia and Europe, but sadly not in the United States. Unless the group and sort out the messy looking partnership, the future of the Yotaphone series looks to be in jeopardy.
    Taurasi stands alone atop WNBA scoring list

    Taurasi stands alone atop WNBA scoring list

    Taurasi, averaging 18.1 points this year, passed Tamika Catchings for second on the WNBA scoring list early this season. She said in the weeks leading up to the historic points that she wasn't thinking about the record.
  • Laval: un fonds avec l'argent récupéré de la corruption

    Laval: un fonds avec l'argent récupéré de la corruption

    En 2017, la somme redistribuée atteindra 300 000 $, la moitié de l'année étant déjà écoulée. Le capital devrait générer annuellement 600 000 $ qui seront distribués à des organismes.
    79 now believed to have died in London high-rise fire

    79 now believed to have died in London high-rise fire

    Construction for the building was completed in 1974 and it underwent a renovation that was completed in May 2016. He said the situation has become an emergency and that "all assets" should be brought to the table.
    California cyclist dies in Kansas during cross-country race

    California cyclist dies in Kansas during cross-country race

    The patrol says the car's 25-year-old driver and a 27-year-old passenger were taken to a hospital with possible injuries. Fishbein was competing in the 4,300-mile Trans Am Bike Race , which began June 3.
  • Apple iPhone 8 accessories already up for pre-orders

    Apple iPhone 8 accessories already up for pre-orders

    At the top, a complex array of front-facing cameras, as well as fingerprint sensors, will take up a portion of the screen. The MobileFun image, which was earlier reported on by BetaNews , shows an iPhone that comes with all of those features.
    Top Tech Executives Head to the White House

    Top Tech Executives Head to the White House

    And as one lobbyist puts it, he's probably not there to "talk about cloud computing at the Veteran's department". Trump and Vice President Pence are expected to pop-by the working sessions.
    Lucas fait le bilan — PSG

    Lucas fait le bilan — PSG

    Sous contrat jusqu'en juin 2019, Lucas Moura est annoncé sur la liste des transférables du PSG pour ce mercato estival. Concernant son avenir, le joueur du PSG confie: " Il y a toujours beaucoup de spéculations, y compris avec moi.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.