An award-winning actor will switch on the Christmas lights at a festive ‘extravaganza’.

Actor Robert Lindsay was announced as this year’s helper at Gerrards Cross Christmas light event on Friday, November 24.

A well-known face on British TV and theatre, one of his most prominent roles was as the delusional revolutionary Wolfie Smith in the BBC’s Citizen Smith. 

He went on to win a BAFTA for his leading role in Alan Bleasdale’s dark comedy G.B.H in 1991.

Joining him on stage will be singer-songwriter Debbie Curtis, who will perform her two songs ‘Merry Christmas’ and ‘It’s Christmas time’ to get everyone in the festive spirit.

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Hosted by Gerrards Cross Town Council, the free event will start at 5pm, with Mr Lindsay expected to switch on the lights at 5.30pm on Packhorse Road.

The festival will run until 9pm for residents to enjoy the street funfair, visit Santa’s grotto, Christmas market, food and drink stalls, gift arts and crafts and late shopping while being entertained by the live DJ.

A fireworks display will be set off from West Common. 

Packhorse Road will be closed to traffic from Station Approach up to West Common from 1pm until 11pm with a diversion in place via the A413 and A40.