Today a small crew from the BBC comedy unit came to the Park to film on top of Butser Hill and the QE Forest. Two big names were involved, one a current comedy star and the other a sports presenter from the past.

The plan for the morning was based around Miranda Hart walking her dog whilst talking to Dickie Davies. Despite constant drizzle the party remained in high spirits and when filming was over they went to the visitor centre for some food and Christmas shopping.

Miranda who grew up in Petersfield needs no introduction as an actress, writer and stand up comedienne. She will return to our tv screens on Christmas Day with a ‘Call The Midwife’ special.     

For those of a certain age Dickie Davies was the face of ITV sport presenting The World of Sport from 1968 to 1985. Now nearly 80 he is in good health and still instantly recognisable.

The programme will be screened sometime  in the New Year.