The next monthly meeting of Somerton U3A takes place on Friday 22 November and will be a talk by Alex Leger-Television Producer, Director and Cameraman- who has led an extraordinary life.
For 36 years and working for the BBC he was a prolific film maker. He produced the iconic Blue Peter and other programmes. He has survived sandstorms, landmines, erupting volcanoes, food poisoning, difficult presenters and flying bullets to make over 600 films across five continents.
Although, he would say, not all turned out in the way he expected. From his first adventure encouraging John Noakes to climb Nelson's Column through to persuading Helen Skelton to wear a
beard of bees, and from flying with the Red Arrows to bluffing cocaine paste smugglers in the high Andes; he can truly say there has never been a dull moment.
It is unlikely that there is another tv producer alive today who can begin to match his experiences. He is a great raconteur and his talks are lavishly illustrated with film and video clips and enriched with many behind the scenes anecdotes.
Monthly meetings normally take place on the fourth Friday of each month at the Edgar Community Hall, Somerton starting at 10am with coffee (50p) and chat. After any notices the main event begins at 10.30am and finishes by 12 noon latest. Meetings are free for members, visitors £2 each.