You'll often spot the stars of stage and screen in Shropshire. Most pop by to do a spot of filming for the latest blockbuster or local news article. We have provided a few reminiscences from some of them below.
Harrison Ford Remembers Shropshire
In an interview in the Sunday Times on 19th March, Harrison Ford reminisces about his time in Shropshire.
TV's Nick Owen Reminisces About Shropshire
My grandfather was a bank manager in Shrewsbury, my father grew up there and I spent eleven years of my childhood at school in the town...
In The Footsteps of Brother Cadfael - Interview with Sir Derek Jacobi
Popularity has its price - as Sir Derek Jaobi has discovered. Ever since he played the medieval sleuthing monk Brother Cadfael in the television series based on the best-selling books by the late Ellis Peters, Sir Derek Jacobi has been inundated by eager fans who send him gifts.
Wild & Wonderful - Interview with David Bellamy
Shropshire's wildlife constantly surprises. Buzzards and rare Red Kites wheel through the border valleys and bright blue Kingfishers startle shoppers in Shrewsbury. Many of the county's hotels, pubs and B&B's display Shropshire Wildlife Trust's Badger signs, which means the proprietors will gladly introduce you to their local flora and fauna and nature reserves. Shropshire has 50 designated "wild places".
Aga Country - Interview with Mary Berry
The Aga Cooker, that ultimate symbol of homeliness, (which is manufactured in Shropshire) has become a world wide favourite with the great and the good. Ask renowned cookery writer and TV expert Mary Berry, and you'll immediately know why.
Festive Shropshire - Interview with Jullian Lloyd-Webber
Jullian Lloyd Webber is widely regarded as one of the most creative musicians of his generation, and s bought many new listeners to the cello. Having performed at Ludlow Festival twice in the past few years, he has developed a great affection for the county. Here he describes just a few of Shropshire's many events - cultural, countryside or just plain unusual.