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Monday, 24 July, 2000, 15:40 GMT 16:40 UK
Sellers tribute unveiled
Spike Milligan and friends
Spike Milligan is among those who paid tribute to Peter Sellers
The life and work of comic genius Peter Sellers has been commemorated by the unveiling of a blue plaque at Elstree Studios in Hertfordshire, where he made many of his films

The British Comedy Society hosted the event, which was attended by fellow Goon Spike Milligan, Lois Maxwell, who played Miss Moneypenny in numerous James Bond films, and former Bond Girl Shirley Eaton

After the Goons radio show, the actor created memorable roles such as the union leader in I'm Alright Jack and the inimitable Inspector Clouseau from the Pink Panther films.

The round blue plaque was simply inscribed: "In celebration of the life of Peter Sellers. Comic Genius. 1925-1980."


Screen queen's son disputes will

The son of screen legend Hedy Lamarr, who died in January, wants her will thrown out and to be placed in sole charge of her $3m (1.9m) estate.

James Lamarr Loder, 61, claims his mother was of unsound mind last November when she wrote the will and was also under "undue influence" from those named as her heirs.

He got nothing from the will, but the attorney who drafted it insists Hedy Lamarr knew exactly what she was doing when she split her estate between her other two children and close friends.

The actress, who was 86 when she died, is best known for her role in Samson and Delilah, opposite Victor Mature.

Widely recognised as one of the most beautiful actresses to grace the screen, she once famously said: "Any girl can be glamorous - all you have to do is stand and look stupid."


Crash brings Castaways unexpected visitor

A microlight aircraft crash-landed onto the remote island where the BBC's Castaways series is being filmed after the pilot experienced difficulties.

The plane was one of a pair that flew over the Scottish island of Taransay, but the other pilot headed back to get mainland help for his slightly injured friend.

The crashed pilot is thought to have met and chatted to the Castaways whilst waiting to be rescued by the coastguard.

Meanwhile, the Castaways themselves are said to have appealed to fishermen for help after failing to catch even one fish from the waters around the island.


Five rock the charts with number one

Boy band Five and veteran rockers Queen have stormed in at number one in the UK charts with their new version of the classic Queen track, We Will Rock You.

The collaboration knocked Ronan Keating's Life Is A Rollercoaster off the top spot.

Louise, meanwhile, made a healthy comeback. Her new single, 2 Faced, went in at number three, while Destiny's Child also had a new entry at number five with Jumpin' Jumpin'.

In the album chart, The Corrs' new record, In Blue, went straight in at the top.

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