One of my favourite TV shows as a child was
The Champions. I remember that I had a schoolboy crush on Alexandra Bastedo, who was one of the stars.
Well, I just saw on the BBC website that she has died at the age of 67 after a long illness.
In her younger years she was considered one of the most beautiful women on the planet. She starred with Peter Sellers in Casino Royale, and was romantically linked with various Hollywood superstars. I didn’t realise quite how much other work she had done.
Apparently, she’d had two bouts of breast cancer and recovered, but from what I can gather it was cancer that killed her.