Star Wars: The blockbuster made in Borehamwood
The Last Jedi is released on Friday - 40 years after Star Wars fever first came to Britain. But the original film would never have been made without a British studio and host of talented artists and technicians.
Long before it became an all-conquering cultural phenomenon, Star Wars was facing a problem.
Director George Lucas had cast a trio of young unknown American actors in the lead roles of his space adventure and was gearing up to shoot in Britain. But his UK production executive Peter Beale knew Britain probably wouldn't let them.
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