BARNSLEY’S only private investigator premiered his film highlighting Tom Selleck’s links to the town last week.
Tom Selleck: The Barnsley Connection was shown to residents at Dodworth Miners’ Welfare last week, and filmmaker Dave Cherry said the event went well.
More than £100 was raised for Barnsley Hospice through the event, and a number of dates have already been set to show the film in other locations.
On Wednesday, a Q and A sessions will be held at the Experience Barnsley museum and on August 1 at the Holiday Inn.
Dave told the Chronicle: “We filmed it as we went along with the story of the Tom Selleck and the Barnsley connection.
“John Irwin has filmed and edited the video and it is spectacular. He has done lots of ‘now and then’ computer graphic shots of the Worsbrough area that really take my breath away.
“He is a genius and in my opinion he should be with a TV company.
“It features the Barnsley Chronicle editor Andrew Harrod – who explains how he heard about the Hollywood stars mother Martha whose maiden name was Jagger and the local connection.
“Andrew asked me to research the story of the Magnum stars three times great grandfather Thomas Jagger who was killed at the Worsbrough Park Colliery in 1844 in a roof fall.
“He discovered that at the coroner’s inquest someone had said that 30 more of his family had been killed in the local pits.
“We found that two of his brothers and a nephew had been killed at the same pit when the shaft bucket fell to the pit bottom five years before in 1839.”