Hello again and I hope you are all booted up for another stroll down Memory Lane. I think I wrote last week that I would leave my Robbie Williams and Paul McCartney encounter tales until next year in case I am repeating myself. I do not keep copies of these columns as that seems a bit egotistical but that also means I cannot recall what I have told you previously. I asked our group editor and she tells me that she does not recall my McCartney story, so this is it.

I have to travel back to about 1983, when we had a thriving Elstree Youth Theatre based at the Hillside School Theatre , now the Yavneh College in Borehamwood. The group was run by the school's drama teacher Allan Stronach and my old mate Brian Burton, who was the press officer for the Rank Organisation and later the Disney corporation in London. It was decided the youngsters would stage a musical called John, Paul, George, Ringo and Bert.

At about the same time, Paul McCartney was shooting a film called Give My Regards To Broad Street at Elstree Studios. Naturally I thought it would be great if the four lads playing The Beatles in the stage show could be photographed meeting Paul. I approached the producers of the film and they declined, but let us say I persuaded them on the folly of their thinking. When they actually asked Paul he kindly agreed and I was able to take the four lads to meet him and his then wife Linda in his dressing room at Elstree Studios. He put them all at ease and the unit photographer took some photos. The next day I had to go back to the studio as Paul wanted to approve which photo could be used and I was asked to sign an agreement that the picture could only be used in The Borehamwood Times to publicise the play but nowhere else.

When I went to the ATV Studios in Borehamwood in 1963 to get The Beatles' autographs I never dreamed I would meet Paul 20 years later across the road at Elstree Studios. I have no idea where the four lads who played the Beatles and met Paul are today but I suspect they still remember that occasion.

Give My Regards To Broad Street also starred Sir Ralph Richardson, who was a great stage name of the 20th century but sadly the film was released after his death. I knew his late son Charles, who lived in Elstree and worked at the BBC Elstree Centre. Alas, drink got the better of him and he died aged only 53 in 1998. He told me his dad only did the film for money as he did his last film ­— also shot at Elstree ­— called Greystoke, which was about Tarzan. Sir Ralph knew his days were numbered and was simply out to make some money to leave his wife and son. I believe they are now all buried together at Highgate Cemetery.

The last time I met Paul was at the end of the 1980s when Elstree Studios was under threat of closure. His people hired the giant silent stage six at Elstree Studios so he could put on a dress rehearsal of a big concert; I seem to recall fans could get tickets via Capital Radio. The stage had been built originally to allow scenes for The Empire Strikes Back to be shot as George Lucas was unhappy to have to use Shepperton Studios for certain scenes in Star Wars, preferring to have his films made within one studio. Alas, Tesco demolished it for their superstore but that is another story.

I cannot recall the last production to use stage six, but it might have been the last of the original Indiana Jones trilogy. I was at the studio one day and was asked if I would like to go up to the stage as Michael Jackson had arrived to watch the filming. Not being a fan I declined, but I was silly as it would have been another story I could share with you today.

As always, I apologise for the name dropping but to me stars or whatever you wish to call them are just fellow human beings to me. My best friends have nothing to do with showbiz, thank heavens. As the clock ticks for all of us I should record my memories but that is not me. Until we meet again, hold onto the wreckage as my walks down Memory Lane would not be the same without you.