An article on the main Nostalgia page is about an actor who lived locally and whose film credits include being the first person to appear in the long-running Doctor Who programmes on BBC TV.

It is therefore appropriate that on this page we take a look at some of the many times that towns and villages in the Wycombe area have played host to filming for the small and big screens in the past.

All pictures are from the SWOP website

Top: Night-time filming is in progress as part of the production of “Tamahine” in the High St, Marlow, 1962. Courtesy Michael Eagleton.

Centre left: Arthur Askey leads the way to board the Marlow Donkey train at the railway station in Bourne End during filming for “Friends and Neighbours”, April 1959.

Centre right: Film star Leslie Philips during the filming of a pageant sequence for “Father Came Too”, Turville, 1963.

Left: The “marriage” of film stars Leslie Phillips and Julie Christie during the filming of “Crooks Anonymous” at All Saints parish church, High Wycombe, January 1962.

Above: Filming is in progress for an episode of the BBC TV series “Moonstrike” in the factory of Messrs Airmec Ltd, Coronation Rd, Cressex Industrial Estate, High Wycombe, 1963.