When I started writing this column in 1977 it was limited to the Elstree & Borehamwood Times. I think I was paid ten pence a published word. Today this column appears in several papers and across the world via the internet and they don't even give me a bottle of vodka on my birthday. However, your feedback tells me we all love nostalgia and I find it fun so off we go again down memory lane.

As I mentioned this column is read all over cyberspace, including our colonies, where people still like to keep in touch with their roots. For instance last week I had an email from Peter who now lives in Vancouver Island, which sounds remote, but in the 1950s and 1960s he lived in Borehamwood. He has retained a memory for half a century of three Mosquito bombers flying low over the town about the time they were making '633 Squadron' at MGM. Was it connected to the filming or possibly the aircraft museum just beyond Shenley where that aircraft was born? Can you recall such an incident? In more recent years I have seen a Mosquito fly over the Mops and Brooms in Well End, but alas these days I tend to see flying pink elephants; I blame David Attenborough.

Now for some exciting news resulting from a meeting I attended at the BBC Elstree Centre a few weeks ago. No, I have not been lined up to be the new landlord of the Queen Vic, although I am fluent in East End talk. For instance I can say 'cor blimey let us rush up the apple and pears for a curry'.

To me one of my all time favourite programmes on BBC television is Antiques Roadshow, which is now embarking on its 40th series. I have been a fan since the beginning. For the first time ever they are devoting a whole episode to showbiz memorabilia and where better to film it than on the Albert Square set from EastEnders at the BBC Elstree Centre. That exterior set, built in 1985 - and I remember being invited to visit it then by its designer - is due to be demolished and rebuilt elsewhere on the site in the next couple of years.

However, this summer it will play host to the Antiques Roadshow, but I must stress this is not some form of open day but is for invited guests only for obvious health and safety and security reasons.

The production team tell me they are looking for items to value from across showbiz. That includes the worlds of pop music, film, television and theatre, presumably from the days of Shakespeare to Star Wars and beyond.

Have you something in the loft or in a display cabinet that might be of interest, whether or not it has great value? Perhaps a set of autographs, a film prop or costume, something related to the world of music or related to a famous showbiz star?

This is a great opportunity to get an expert looking at your item and visit Albert Square at the same time for a fun day out. The production team are a really friendly bunch and they really want to hear from you. The items will be chosen in advance from submissions received and if successful you will be contacted. Please do not turn up on the day.

The production team are especially interested in the stories about how you came across the item, as that makes interesting television. Come on, give it a go as you have nothing to lose. Please contact antiques.roadshow@bbc.co.uk and mark your email oee entertainment special. If like me cyberspace is a mystery get your family or a pal to help you.

I love Antiques Roadshow because the formula never dates and every episode holds your interest whether the item is worth £25 or £250,000. It is the BBC at its best and it has survived television's silly world. It has stood the test of time!

Personally, I cannot believe it is over 30 years since I first visited Albert Square and long may it continue. If they need a drunken upper class drunk in the Queen Vic I am your man and I work cheap, as you can see by this column. Until next week, you take care as you are important!