In the late Seventies I was working for Nationwide as a reporter, from my base at Pebble Mill in Birmingham. One assignment took me to Croydon where lived Herbie, the duck who'd been taught to run alongside a skateboard and leap on - travelling 15ft or more without assistance. I was the reporter on that film which won an award from the Royal Television Society and became part of television folklore.
News at Ten did many things. It didn't make a star out of the nicest little duck, outside a restaurant, I've ever met.
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