Once again many thanks to members of the public who approach me to say they enjoy my weekly ramblings because I suspect most media has no interest in writing about the stars of yesteryear. Personally, I think this is a mistake as we are an ageing population so not everybody wants to read about so-called celebrities who are here today and gone tomorrow. Nostalgia is important and popular, but alas many of those in charge are young and do not get it.

Last week I attended the opening of a new exhibition at the Borehamwood Museum celebrating the 20th anniversary of Holby City, which is produced at the BBC Elstree Centre. We always hear about EastEnders at BBC Elstree but I think Holby is a bit of an unsung hero. I must say the BBC has done a marvellous job with the display in our museum, which is very limited in space. It runs for six months so I recommend you visit it but check opening times on the museum website as it is staffed by volunteers.

I had the pleasure to chat with actor Bob Barrett, who has been with Holby City for 10 years in about 400 episodes. Luckily I got his character's name right as Sasha, as for some reason I thought it was Slasher, which seemed an odd name to give a surgeon. Bob is a lovely chap to meet and he hopes to continue with the series. We joked about the shirts he wears, which would not impress me as a patient. I was brought up on Emergency Ward 10 and Dr Kildare, in which hospital doctors wore white coats. When did they stop doing that? I believe Bob is turning on the Christmas lights in Borehamwood so there is a chance for you to meet him as I hope the town council will let that happen.

For old timers, what was happening in December 1955 at Elstree Studios? Well the only picture shooting on stages three and four, now the Tesco car park, was Tarzan And The Lost Safari. The unit had spent three months in Africa and had a 38-day schedule at the studio because they were also shooting footage for a possible television series. The star was Gordon Scott, who was very tall body builder and, some fans think, a great Tarzan. Alas, his career did not last far beyond the 1960s and he died aged 80 in 2007.

Meanwhile Hammer, a film company best known for horror movies, was using stage one to produce featurette musicals. They were shot in colour and the first was called Eric Winstone's Stagecoach featuring Alma Cogan and Ray Ellington. The second was called Edmundo Ros Half Hour. They took only three days to shoot.

I really wish I could meet George Lucas again and persuade him to fund a film and television heritage centre in Borehamwood. He made his name and fortune here in the 1970s and 1980s with the Star Wars and Indiana Jones trilogies and Steven Spielberg at one time called Elstree Studios 'Lucas land'. Come on George, you are a billionaire and the clock is ticking for both of us. If we set up a charitable trust to run it and ­— let us be honest ­— if you gave us a few million you would not even notice it and it would probably be tax deductible. It is a pity we live 6,000 miles apart or I would be camping out on your doorstep. Thinking back to the campaign to save Elstree Studios, words are fine for publicity but actions count. I guess that is me consigned to the dark side but that is showbiz. Until next time, take care.