Many moons ago when he was filming the 'Private Schultz' series, I took him on some of the para training equipment,including the tower. The latter is 70' high where he was strapped into a para harness and subsequently released into a suspended position to undergo immediate 'canopy just deployed' actions before being released again under a controlled system to practise his landing technique. He gave it a fair go in all, less the 'hip flask' moments. A couple of us went on to film the parachuting sequence at Blackbush.Many years back, I spent an enjoyable couple of hours in a TV Green Room with Michael Elphick - we were on one of those Leadership tasks which were popular at the time, blah your way into a Hospital Operation, appear on TV etc. Our group of 3 spent an enjoyable few days in London and blagged our way on to some Talk Show. I can’t even remember the host, but the guests included Michael Elphick, Bobby and Jackie Charlton’s Mum (who was lovely) and a couple of actors from Neighbours!
Michael Elphick was good company and liked a drink or three!
As you remark, he was great company.