In 1984 the film 1984 starring John Hurt and Richard Burton was made. The production company got about 2000 TA soldiers from the Greater London area to act as extras for a night of filming at Alexandria Palace at Wood Green, for which we were paid the princely sum of Â£20 for about 7-8 hours work from about 22.00 on a Friday night to 06.00 on the Saturday morning. I remember one of the scenes filmed there was when some prisoners were shot by a firing squad. The director (Crispian?) said the atmosphere should be like that at a footbal match - so when the first prisoner was shot, me and my mates started chanting "One -Nil, One-Nil, One-Nil" to the tune of Amazing Grace which was taken up by everyone moving to "Two -Nil" as the next one was shot and so on until the director called "CUT!!!" and then boll**ked us for wasting his time and money. Another memory was John Hurt wandering among us poncing fags by asking "Have you got a spare fag soldier" and the last one was the bird who won the raffle and won a car but it turned out she couldn't drive and didn't know how to get it home. Anyway, three questions - firstly, were you there and if so did you play a 'prole' or a 'party member'? Secondly what memories do you have of the night and thirdly were you sad enough to buy the video and try and pause the tape and see yourself on screen?