Well thank you for joining me again as I always enjoy your company. This week, to save walking, I have hired a charabanc for our trip down Memory Lane. I suspect that word will split my younger and older readers. I have put on board a stock of one penny arrowroot biscuits and lemonade for the kids and bottles of beer for us adults. I would like to have a modern thing called a cassette with singalong tracks but apparently that is no longer allowed due to copyright law.

I think I first went to the cinema in 1959 and I certainly remember going to our local cinema in the early 1960s for Saturday morning kids' screenings. My criminal nature dictated that we would always try first to get through the fire exits, with one of our bunch buying a ticket and then opening the door for the rest of us. I preferred to sit in the balcony so we could throw orange peel on the kids below. I still remember going to see Cliff Richard in Summer Holiday and The Beatles in A Hard Day's Night at our local Borehamwood cinema, which sadly closed in about 1982. There are a couple of ironies attached to those comments.

About 20 years later I got to meet Paul McCartney at Elstree Studios when he was filming a movie called Give My Regards To Broad Street. I was a sponsor of our then Elstree Youth Theatre along with old mates Brian Burton and Allan Stronach. They were staging a show called John, Paul, George, Ringo ... And Bert at our local community theatre. Anyway I phoned the producers of Paul's film at Elstree and asked if the young men portraying the Beatles could meet Paul for a photo opportunity. There response was the usual no but I knew they had not asked Paul so I said it would be sad if such a snub gets out to the press. They accused me of playing dirty but they then asked Paul and he agreed. I took the youngsters to meet him in his dressing room at Elstree Studios and he was so nice to them as they were obviously a bit awestruck. A couple of days later I went back and Paul agreed which photographs, taken by the unit photographer, could be used. He insisted the photo was only used in the Borehamwood Times and that they retained copyright control.

In 2008, decades after watching Cliff Richard, I invited him back to Elstree Studios for a plaque unveiling in his honour. I also interviewed him in front of an invited audience. In those days I still had the energy to put these events together so I invited Sir Tim Rice to unveil the plaque. The lovely Dean Sullivan provided a vintage 1960s bus at the Elstree Studios entrance, so when Cliff arrived I was able to get a couple of his Summer Holiday co-stars to surprise him.

It was a fun event and in the audience were the drummer from The Shadows and Jess Conrad, who appeared in the same 1950s film with Cliff at the old MGM studios in Borehamwood and in which Cliff sang his first number one hit.

Well, that is all in the past. Today I doubt I could organise a drink in a brewery but I still have my memories, or at least for the moment. Personally, thanks to DVDs, I love watching old British films of the 1950s and 1960s. Today CGI effects bore me so I rarely go to the cinema. Give me a good Edgar Lustgarten murder mystery or a 1950s science fiction movie and I am happy. Last night I watched a great British B movie from the early 1950s that cost £20,000 to produce. About three years ago I was invited to the premiere of a lottery funded film with a budget of one million pounds. It was rubbish . I doubt anyone saw it which is such a waste of money. I lay down a challenge. Give me a million pounds and with my old mates we could produce a worthwhile film and I am happy to work free. That will never happen but until we meet again bless you for your company and take care,.