TODAY we look back on the lives of two greats from film and television who visited Sussex in their heyday.

Many will remember Andrew Sachs for his role as Spanish waiter Manuel in the comedy Fawlty Towers.

But it was his role as Sidney Myers in Minder which brought him to Brighton, for the episode All Things Brighton Beautiful.

He also came to Worthing’s Connaught Theatre in 1977 – but do you remember what for?

One of our photographs shows Mr Sachs at a seafront location in 1987 with BBC commentator Alan Weeks, who was a lifelong resident of Brighton and Hove until he passed away in 1996.

But can you tell where this was taken?

We also have a photograph of Mr Sachs later in life at the historic Old Ship Hotel in King’s Road, Brighton, but do you know why he was there?

We would also like to know more about the photograph with a fellow gentleman, with both carrying dinner plates. Did Mr Sachs drop his plate in spectacular Manuel fashion?

Who was his dining partner, and where were they eating?

Other photographs in today’s spread feature pioneering film and television director Ken Russell.

Known for his controversial and flamboyant style, Mr Russell won a number of awards over the years for his work and was nominated for an Academy Award for his 1969 drama Women In Love.

But it was his films Mahler (1974) and Lisztomania (1975) that are the most relevant to Sussex, as they were both filmed in part at the Bluebell Railway, between East Grinstead and Sheffield Park, near Haywards Heath.

While Lisztomania, about 19th century composer Franz Liszt, was not received particularly well by critics, Mahler was widely acclaimed, winning Mr Russell a Technical Grand Prize at Cannes Film Festival in 1974.

Do you remember either of Russell’s films?

The railway continues to be a popular filming location today, with 2012’s Woman in Black, starring Daniel Radcliffe, filmed at sections of the line at Horsted Keynes and Sheffield Park.