THE hour of  5am in torrential rain may not sound like the ideal backdrop for the start of something magical, unless you happened to be in the vicinity of the set for the inaugural filming of Fishing in the Footsteps of Mr. Crabtree.

Nine-year-old Henry Grayling, one of the four Angler’s Mail winners in our “Search For Peter”, was the first of John Bailey’s co-stars to step up before the real cameras for the eagerly-anticipated TV series.

Henry arrived in Norfolk with father John after a gruelling eight-hour journey from Devon and struck up an immediate friendship with JB and the production crew.  

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