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10:24am Friday 11th April 2014
I am sad to hear that Brucie has retired from Strictly Come Dancing, which is shot at Elstree Studios, albeit for reasons I fully understand for a man of his age with the pressures of live television.
4:06pm Friday 4th April 2014
12:21pm Friday 28th March 2014
I have just watched the first live episode of The Voice as it is now being recorded at Elstree Studios. It is great to have such hit shows being televised from Borehamwood, although I wish they would acknowledge that on the credits.
12:47pm Friday 21st March 2014
2:02pm Friday 14th March 2014
12:16pm Friday 7th March 2014
3:52pm Friday 13th December 2013
4:47pm Friday 29th November 2013
3:03pm Friday 1st November 2013
1:43pm Friday 18th October 2013
Well, I am glad you have all survived another week to join me in our weekly walk down nostalgia lane. I wonder, did any of you ever frequent those seedy looking cinemas in Windmill Street in the West End during the 1970s?
4:17pm Friday 11th October 2013
4:27pm Friday 11th October 2013
10:20am Monday 23rd September 2013
This week I thought we should go back in time and look at five love affairs among movie stars that were destined to end in tragedy for one or both partners, proving that fame and fortune does not always equal happiness.
1:11pm Friday 13th September 2013
4:55pm Thursday 5th September 2013
4:53pm Thursday 5th September 2013
4:51pm Thursday 5th September 2013
12:32pm Friday 16th August 2013
2:30pm Friday 2nd August 2013
12:57pm Friday 26th July 2013
12:14pm Friday 19th July 2013
9:10am Monday 15th July 2013
5:44pm Monday 8th July 2013
I have just been watching a 1980s movie entitled The Sea Wolves and it was packed with names of yesteryear that I had the pleasure to meet over the years such as David Niven, Gregory Peck, Trevor Howard, Roger Moore and character actors Martin Benson, Graham Stark, Patrick Macnee and Patrick Allen.
11:21am Monday 8th July 2013
4:51pm Friday 14th June 2013
11:50am Friday 7th June 2013
12:33pm Friday 31st May 2013
Back in 2003 I attended a reunion of the Village of the Damned cast at Letchmore Heath as a sort of adviser to the BBC, which was making a radio programme about the film. It is sad no video was made of it as the director Wolf Rilla, who was present, died a couple of years later.
1:50pm Friday 24th May 2013
12:18pm Friday 17th May 2013
3:31pm Friday 10th May 2013
5:08pm Friday 3rd May 2013
4:33pm Friday 26th April 2013
3:35pm Friday 19th April 2013
You may not know this but the reason newspapers can print rapid obituaries when the great and the good pass on is that they keep obituaries on file, with just the need to put on a header and perhaps a final few paragraphs.
2:27pm Friday 12th April 2013
This column is really about nostalgia and it was very nice last Sunday that a couple of strangers came up to me while I was enjoying a pint at the Mops and Brooms and said they thoroughly enjoyed these trips down memory lane.
11:37am Friday 5th April 2013
11:47am Friday 22nd March 2013
9:39am Friday 15th March 2013
12:26pm Friday 8th March 2013
One of the things I have enjoyed doing since the late 1970s is to suggest to Hertsmere Borough Council the names to be adopted for the roads and courts on the old MGM site or, as it is known today, the Studio Estate
10:27am Friday 1st March 2013
12:10pm Friday 22nd February 2013
10:04am Friday 15th February 2013
5:53pm Friday 8th February 2013
12:12pm Friday 1st February 2013
10:12am Friday 25th January 2013
12:14pm Friday 21st September 2012
9:52am Friday 14th September 2012
11:07am Monday 10th September 2012
9:23am Friday 15th June 2012
9:23am Friday 8th June 2012
9:39am Friday 25th May 2012