Just read about our Forum Editor's only "Claim to Fame" in another thread. It reminded me of my only claim to fame, which is that when I was an extra in a film back in the early fifties,(Don't ask). I was having a meal at Pinewood Studios, that I actually sat next to and conversed with Max Bygraves. Of course my grandchildren say "Who?" I bet there's a lot of claims to fame out there and would like to hear about them. Any offers? ..Bingalau..
One claim to fame and one related to a CTF, but not very pleasant.
The good one was working with Judith Hann for her to present a slot on natural gas vehicles live on Tomorrow’s World. Her “speech” was written, hours earlier by me, and a colleague. She was really nice to work with and was amazing in that she took the script, agreed a few changes, then went on to speak it perfectly, live in front of the cameras. One of the most enjoyable days in my career.
The not so good one was to befriend someone that was later to commit mass murder. The surprise was how nice he was (to me obviously). I still can’t believe what happened and it came as an awful shock to realise “nice” people can do such things. I won’t say who it was just in case there are any relatives with painful memories on these forums.
I'd tick this as resolved but I think there may be a lot more claims out there somewhere? Incidently, I've got a picture of my wife kissing Joe Mercer (ex England Football Manager). I think that might qualify as a claim for a divorce.. ..Bingalau..