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Paul Welsh

Looking back to a golden era

Cilla Black

Another sad week for showbiz

Sir Christopher Lee

Film stars never really die

The late Richard Johnson acting with Stephanie Powers

'One day you are starring opposite Charlton Heston, blink and you are having a stake driven through your heart in Borehamwood

The reunion of the cast and crew of The Shining

Jack Nicholson under-par, not frightening, annoying female lead... is The Shining a bore?

Sophia Loren was one of the stars of Operation Crossbow

Operation Crossbow - the most star-studded war film you've never heard of

Ronald Reagan: complained about the lousy food

Showbiz: politics for beautiful people

The Champions star William Gaunt recently appeared in Eastenders

The stars who Carried On

A message from Patrick Macnee was read at the funeral of Avengers screenwriter Brian Clemens

Fitting tribute to iconic Avengers screenwriter

It will soon be the 60th anniversary of the release of the classic film the Dam Busters

Diamond anniversary of the Dam Busters

James Mason played Dr Watson in Murder By Decree

Standing in the footsteps of Jack the Ripper

Famed for her role in La Dolce Vita, Anita Ekberg also filmed in Borehamwood

Legends of the silver screen - and a Professional who provided the words

Luise Rainer came to Borehamwood, but did Frank Sinatra?

He did it his way - but did he come to Borehamwood?

Michael Jackson bought the best film Oscar won by Gone with the Wind for $1,542,000

The price - and value - of an Oscar

Joan Collins may be made a Dame in the New Year Honours list

Better late than never - the stars who should have been honoured earlier

Ingrid Bergman and Cecil Parker in Elstree-made comedy Indiscreet, which also starred Cary Grant

The rise and fall of MGM in Borehamwood

'Some drivers even waved at me...'

Riding in Brucie's car

Vivien Leigh: 'deserved better from life'

When Warren met Vivien

Richard Todd, who played Guy Gibson in The Dam Busters

'We never made the money you read about with Hollywood stars'

It's Garson Court, not Garston, and here's why...

An empty film can from the shooting of the Shining could be worth more than £200

From chopping up a piano to burning cinema history

Michael Winner: called Elstree Studios "tin sheds off the A1"

Getting a word in with Michael Winner

The Saint was shot at Elstree Studios in 1962

Nobody does it better

Paul Welsh pays tribute to Sir Donald Sinden

Remembering Sir Donald

The Dam Busters was filmed at Elstree

Filming Big Brother in Moby Dick's tank

Bogey and Bacall together on screen

To Have and Have Not

Paul Welsh predicts the 'celebrity' craze may end in a show about celebrity undertakers

Wallpaper TV, hangings and celebrity undertakers

Once upon a time in Borehamwood?

Once upon a time in Borehamwood?

Gone With The Wind star Clark Gable made several films in Borehamwood in the 1950s

Elstree Confidential: how the studios kept stars' affairs hush hush

The Grim Reaper of showbiz

The Grim Reaper of showbiz

Actor Jenny Agutter attended the opening of The Point, after three years in which Borehamwood had no cinema

It wasn't just studios: a century of films and where we watched them

Dame Anna Neagle with her husband Herbet Wilcox

Great names who have been part of Elstree's screen heritage

Robert Vaughn: one of the Men from U.N.C.L.E

The Man from U.N.C.L.E and the men in a bubble

The man who was the voice of Captain Scarlett

The voice of Captain Scarlett

Star Wars characters in Borehamwood and Elstree's carnival parade

Where else could you see stormtroopers and Routemasters in the carnival parade?

Titanic got a standing ovation at its premiere in Leicester Square

The truth about red carpet film premieres

Everyone knows the soundtrack to this scene

What would Psycho be without music?

Elstree Studios is the original home of Star Wars

'I told George Lucas science fiction was dead'

Peter Cushing preferred to think of horror films as fantasy

Peter Cushing: talented actor and true gentleman

Darth Vader, played by Dave Prowse

Chatting with my old pal Darth Vader

Jamaica Inn: first the BBC blamed technical problems, then 'mumbling' actors

Jamaica Inn: It's a bit rich for highly paid executives to blame the actors

Barbara Windsor had fame before, during and after her time in Albert Square

How fame - like soap - can melt away

Mickey Rooney

Being part of film heritage - Mickey Rooney earned his laughter lines

Bruce Forsyth has announced he will no longer be presenting Strictly Come Dancing

Earning your stripes in the fame game

Errol Flynn as Robin Hood

Errol Flynn - the great swashbuckler who crossed the pond

will.i.am, Kylie Minogue, Tom Jones and Ricky Wilson on The Voice

Always know when it is time to leave the stage (and don't tweet while you're on it)

Borehamwood is celebrating 100 years of film making at Elstree

The day Peter Cushing offered to lie down in front of the bulldozers

Alfred Hitchcock is among the cinema legends whose career began at Elstree

Celebrate the centenary in style

The Mound - a wasteland used in countless films and television programmes, and site of an unexploded bomb

The Double Man, the Elstree 'bomb' and why the truth may never come to light

Death of a pathologist

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