During a day-trip to the island of Gozo years ago, while on holiday in Malta, mum and dad spotted Norman Wisdom having tea in the same restaurant. Later, while queuing for the ferry back to the mainland, they spotted him again and chatted briefly with him. Unfortunately their camera’s battery died when they tried to take a group photo so only this anecdote is left for posterity. They did tell me he was very nice though.
Here’s my favourite clip of him playing the ultra-smooth Giulio Napolitani in On the Beat–