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Bernie Scripps

(Peter Benson)


About the character

Bernie is Claude's off-sider. He runs the garage opposite the Aidensfield Arms, as well as being the local undertaker and a host of other (not always completely legal) activities.

Peter Benson with me and my family - husband Fraser and baby Claudia - in the cast cafeteria near Goathland

About the actor

Peter Benson seems quite the opposite of Bernie Scripps. Softly spoken and gentle, you can't imagine him engaging in Bernie's questionable activities. His television appearances include in A Touch Of Frost, Merlin, Blackadder, All Creatures Great And Small and the role of Henry VI in the BBC Shakespeares.

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