Hi guys and dolls, it is massive to have you join me on another walk down memory lane. I bet you are wondering why I am so hip to the beat with the teenage language of today. Well be cool cats and I will explain.

The other day I was chatting to 17-year-old Joey who works for Hertsmere Leisure and I asked him for some tips. He is a very talented musician and a great sketch artist so I knew he would be down with the dudes and able to give me some advice. So to all my teenage readers it is sick and melt to have you with me and rock on.

Joey, like many of his age, said he wished he had been a teenager in the 1960s and one of his favourite films is Quadrophenia. Just at that moment a friend of mine arrived to have a look around the Borehamwood Museum and he had appeared in that iconic film. It was actor John Altman who is better known for having played Nasty Nick for decades in EastEnders. Nice to see him again and to show him and some others around the EastEnders exhibition thanks to Curator Dave Armitage.

Not a lot of people know this but I managed to save the music track from that film 20 years. When Hertsmere Council purchased Elstree Studios in 1996, I volunteered to spend some time sorting thousands of cans of sound material that had been abandoned by Brent Walker. It was a tiring task as I listed every can but thankfully every so often I got some unexpected entertainment. On one day Shirley Bassey was rehearsing on stage 8 opposite and they left the door open so I was serenaded by such classics as Goldfinger and other hits. On another day Tom Jones turned up to rehearse and asked me where the gents was. On his return we had a chat about his days at ATV across the road. So sometimes there are perks from volunteering.

Incidentally during my sort out I found the original music masters for the soundtrack of Quadrophenia and the then owners rushed down to claim them as they were assumed lost. Did they send me a thank you note or buy me a drink? I think you know the answer but that is showbiz.

I must yet again sadly mourn the passing of another old actor who filmed at Elstree Studios. It is the Australian actor Keith Michell who has died aged 87 and is best remembered for his performances as Henry VIII in a successful television series and in the film Henry VIII and His Six Wives shot at the studio in 1972.

It has proved to have been a terrible year for losing stars of yesteryear and let us hope there is no more sad news in December.

I was asked to appear in a television documentary recently but had to decline but over the past 30 plus years I have clocked up quite a few such appearances on the small box.

In 1982, I was asked to be interviewed about the closure of our local cinema and they filmed me standing in front of a large film poster for a current release American film comedy entitled Meat Balls. When it was transmitted I noticed my head obscured the word meat leaving the rest a suitable comment on my television debut.

Once a TV crew turned up and asked to interview me about silent screen actress Anna May Wong, who starred in a film at Elstree Studios in the 1920s in a film I have never seen. Still I managed to talk a lot of nothing for 20 minutes and they went away happy.

During the 1980s, I appeared in a number of TV interviews about the fight to save Elstree Studios with foreign TV crews from Iceland, Brazil, Germany, America, Australia and Italy to name a few. A friend of mine even phoned to say he had seen me on Spanish television talking in Spanish as they had apparently dubbed me. For South America they kept the camera back a bit and said I could say anything as it would be too far for lip readers and they would be subtitling it. I have no memory of what I chose to say.

I have appeared in about four documentaries about Simon Cowell. On one occasion the channel did a trailer all week with 10 second clips of his mum, Piers Morgan and myself saying something about him. They edited a clip of me saying at Elstree he was the lowest form of human life! Later in the programme you heard me say he was a runner on Return of the Saint and that position is considered the lowest form of human life in the pecking order of a film set. When I next spoke to Simon he thanked me for appearing on the programme so all was forgotten.

It worries me that my television debut was 16 years before young Joey was even born, although when I look in the mirror I hardly seem to have aged a day. It must be the preservative qualities of alcohol!