Durdle Door, Cliff Richard and me
Cliff Richard once filmed a video for a Christmas single in Swanage and at Durdle Door. BBC Radio Solent's Jon Cuthill spoke to some of the people involved as they recalled their brush with the pop legend, high on a cliff. Were you there too?
A Christmas single from Cliff Richard is as much part of the festive period as turkey and Santa.
And after seeing the video on TV, BBC Radio Solent's Jon Cuthill decided to find out if any of his listeners had featured in the video for one of Cliff's most remembered Christmas hits, Saviour's Day, which was filmed in Swanage and at Durdle Door.
The song was released in November 1990, and the video was shot in the previous September.
It featured Cliff and a huge number of extras all dressed up in winter clothes, singing together on top of the Dorset landmark.
Cliff Richard on Top of the Pops, 1989
Scarves and hats
Angela from Bitterne in Southampton was on holiday in Swanage at the time and recalls seeing an advert asking for extras, all of whom had to be dressed in winter clothing.
A big fan of Cliff, she remembers running around the charity shops in the summer heat, trying to find scarves and hats.
And Mike Fox from Bournemouth played the lighthouse keeper in the video, complete with a captain's hat that he still has today.
He says his part involved him having to 'shield his eyes from the sun' and 'looking out to sea'.
Listen to Angela and Mike talk to Jon Cuthill, and if you were in the video, leave your comments below.
Jon Cuthill on BBC Radio Solent, weekdays 9 - 12.30pm.
last updated: 08/03/2008 at 12:54
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