Well, my fellow travellers down Memory Lane, I hope I find you all well or at least clinging onto the wreckage like me. I now have about seven medical conditions wrong with me but am still ahead of the game. Ok, I cannot walk too far these days but I see myself as an old second hand car: as long as my big end does not fail - onwards and upwards!

This week I will focus on an actor I met briefly on the set of Murder On The Orient Express, which was shot at Elstree Studios when the Earth was young. His name was Anthony Perkins, whom I suspect most readers remember from starring in the 1960 movie Psycho. Before that film he was being groomed as a young leading man and was nominated for an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in a Gary Cooper movie called Friendly Persuasion.

This was an era when being gay was the kiss of death for any star. I once met another 1950s heart throb Tab Hunter, who told me in that era to admit they were gay was a no-no and the studio bosses fabricated lies to deflect any idea of such a thing. Tab admitted to having an affair with Anthony that could have destroyed their careers.

Anthony was apparently paid just $40,000 to star in Psycho but alas it led to him being typecast. Personally, I think it was Hitchcock's last major hit. The shower scene and the staircase scene will stay in my mind forever. Unlike movies today Hitchcock understood that you could show a scene but forget the gore and let the audience imagine the worst. I think there is an old saying: less is more.

Sadly Anthony died from AIDS in 1992 at just the age of 60. His career had faltered and as late as 1990 he was still milking it with Psycho IV. In his private life he married and has two sons. Tragically his wife was killed in 2001 in a terrorist attack on an aircraft that was forced to crash.

I have probably told this story before but we always have new readers. Back in 1988 I was invited to visit Universal Studios while I was holidaying in Hollywood. I mean the actual working studio that is alongside the theme park, albeit they share the same backlot. We had a few glasses of wine and then my host offered to drive me around the backlot attractions in a golf cart. A bit plastered, I accepted and off we went. At one point we stopped outside the exterior set of the Bates House and Motel, which was still preserved. We were standing outside the house when a tourist tram stopped and a load of Japanese tourists started photographing my lady host and myself. Whether they assumed we were Norman Bates and his mother I do not know.

As a fan of Holby City, made at BBC Elstree Centre I am glad that our museum we will be putting on a display at the Borehamwood Museum later this year to celebrate the series. I understand that one of the cast will be turning on our Christmas lights. Borehamwood has such a wonderful and unique film and television heritage.

Lastly, an update on my book on MGM British Studios that was once located off Elstree Way in Borehamwood. It is now approaching design and print stage after decades of research. All the profits will go to the Museum and Elstree Screen Heritage as my payback to having a wonderful time over the past 50 years interviewing stars and visiting film sets. Until we meet again down Memory Lane, make sure you take care and thank you for reading my rambles.