Bernard Cribbins and Eric Sykes in 2006
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Comedian Bernard Cribbins pays tribute to Eric Sykes

5 July 2012 Last updated at 17:43 BST

Comedian Bernard Cribbins has paid tribute to Eric Sykes who died on Wednesday.

He told BBC Radio 5 live's Tony Livesey about his first encounter with Mr Sykes in 1949 and recalled some of his best sketches.

Mr Sykes, 89, died of a short illness.

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