'The Crown' is nothing new...
Pupils in ITV show from 1979
Hearing the news of our current pupils being part of the Netflix series The Crown, Hillian Kevin Sheppard (1978 - 1983) got in touch to share the story of a group of pupils from 1979 who were recruited to film as extras in an episode of the ITV series Danger UXB. Wadham Sutton chose a group from the school choir to be in the funeral service scene. You can catch a glimpse of them from the link below (fast forward to minute 47 - it's quick!) The boys were each paid £24 for their work, kindly donated half of it to the school...and enjoyed a day off from their studies.
p.s. to see our curent pupils in The Crown, check out Season 2, Episode 9 and look for boys in shorts and long socks.