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Norman Wisdom mobbed by Albanian fans on 1995 trip

Sir Norman Wisdom, who has died at the age of 95, was a comic superstar in Albania - his innocent form of slapstick being the only Western films permitted by Enver Hoxha's Stalinist regime.

In 1995, BBC journalist Bill Hamilton saw that adulation first hand when he joined Wisdom on a trip to Albania in which the comic actor was mobbed by adoring crowds wherever he went.

First broadcast in January 1995.


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