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Upper crust heart-throbson Green makes Grantown sandwich queen's day!


By Tom Ramage

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What a thrill this morning as Grantown High Street briefly became Grantchester High Street!

All it took was a casual appearance of one Robson Golightly Green.

The 58-year-old English all-rounder – actor, angler, singer-songwriter and presenter – was spotted simply chilling and strolling the Strathspey capital in the sunshine.

A thrilling, well-filled day for sandwich maker Caroline.
A thrilling, well-filled day for sandwich maker Caroline.

First to spy him was devoted fan Caroline Wood, who runs Sandwitches.

"I’m still starstruck!" she told the Strathy. "He was just enjoying a stroll and, having been a devoted fan for more than 30 years, it was an opportunity I couldn't miss.

"And he was such a lovely guy.

"I was going to take a selfie, but he asked someone passing if they could take photo."

Caroline admitted she was probably going to be a 'mess' for the rest of the day now she had finally her met hero.

Robson's glittering career rocketed when he originally appeared as hospital porter Jimmy Powell in the BBC's "Casualty" in 1989.

Starring roles followed, including Fusilier Dave Tucket in the ITV military drama series Soldier Soldier, where he featured from 1991 to 1995.

Then he went on to steal more hearts as Dr Tony Hill, from 2002 to 2008, in the ITV crime drama series Wire in the Blood.

He has since fronted shows such as Extreme Fishing, Extreme Fishing Challenge, and Tales from Northumberland and currently stars as Detective Inspector Geordie Keating on ITV's Grantchester.

A pretty good singer, too, he was one half of the duo Robson & Jerome, along with fellow Soldier Soldier actor Jerome Flynn, who had several No. 1 singles in the 1990s.

"It’s not everyday in a wee town in the Highlands you get to meet such a big celeb," said Caroline, as she prepared to get back to her sandwich-making.

"My heart is still all a flutter, my knees are weak and I’m shaking. What a lovely man – xxxx!"


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