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Fake finance guru fools all on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme (Rousse)

We were all horrified when my niece BM announced at the breakfast table that she was about to be interviewed by a financial journalist on Radio 4’s Today programme. What on earth did she know about big business? It was … Continue reading

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Lazy Lady Gaga (Rousse)

I gatecrashed a gathering of famous female pop stars and actors in the Durness community hall. I persuaded them that I was their fitness instructor and insisted that nobody was exempt from my exercise class. None of them really wanted … Continue reading

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Kiell Smith-Bynoe is the star of Ghosts (Rousse)

When I turned round I found Kiell Smith-Bynoe standing behind me. ‘Oh, hello’, I said, “I recognise you as an actor from Ghosts‘. ‘Not quite’, he corrected me, ‘I think that you mean the star of Ghosts.’

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Actor Bill Paterson is Mr Diamond selling tea at the Gorilla Arboretum (Rousse)

RR almost smashed into two cars in the car park of the Gorilla Arboretum. He simply did not see the brown Ford Escort Mk 4 as he reversed into what he thought was a free parking space. On his second … Continue reading

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Dead man chairs a game of classroom charades (Rousse)

Everyone was seated on rows of chairs in a classroom for the lunchtime game of charades. Those in the front row performed first. Then, as soon as someone in the audience made a correct guess, everyone moved forward a row … Continue reading

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Off-set with (ugly) Orlando Bloom (Rousse)

Orlando Bloom was at a loose end with nothing to do, so he eagerly accepted my invitation to while away the afternoon off-set with me. I noted that the actor was shorter than I had imagined, and not terribly handsome … Continue reading

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Sea monster victim organises a lift home (Rousse)

I was an extra in a new Dr Who spin-off. Despite our requests, none of the ‘actors’ on my grade were informed in advance of the plot. This was to add to the authenticity of the monster scenes. SPL and … Continue reading

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Kevin Spacey’s secret love (Rousse)

Kevin Spacey somehow managed to get a secret message to me: he wanted me in his bed – now. I made my way to the front of the auditorium and climbed in – next to a Chinese man and woman, … Continue reading

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Recycled train carriages make for a bumpy ride (Rousse)

LK and I were charged with drawing a solar system of planets to represent the different sizes of the groups of actors covered in our research. JS would come along later to check our work. It was a tricky job … Continue reading

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Sleeping with Claire Skinner (Rousse)

Claire Skinner was fast becoming my best friend. Throughout the whole time I spent with her she behaved as if we had known one another for years. We lay side by side in a big double bed at night, chatting … Continue reading

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