PEOPLE can find out about life as a TV extra on behind on productions ranging from Sherlock and Captain America to Line of Duty and Coronation Street in a talk next month.

John R Walker previously voted ‘Britain's most prolific TV extra’ has been a film and TV extra for 15 years and has written a series of books about his experiences on the set of some of Britain's most exciting TV crime shows and soaps as well as in Hollywood.

He’ll be talking about his career and his books at a free event at Dudley Library on Thursday May 2, starting at 7pm, and will be signing copies of his books afterwards.

Stephanie Rhoden, Dudley partnership manager at GLL, said: “John’s CV is so massively diverse, from Hollyoaks to Hollywood, he’s got a tale to tell.

“We’re really looking forward to hearing his behind-the-scenes stories from these productions and would encourage people to book their free ticket now to ensure they get a place.”

John’s crime and detective CV lists stints on the sets of Life on Mars, Ashes to Ashes, Midsomer Murders, Sherlock, Endeavour, Line of Duty, Father Brown, Scott & Bailey and DCI Banks.

His soap appearances include Emmerdale, Holby, Coronation Street, Doctors, Waterloo Road and Hollyoaks. He’s also worked on Doctor Who, Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures.

His film work includes The Woman in Black, Sherlock Holmes, Captain America, Hugo and many more.

He also works as an assistant director for the BBC and independent production companies; and he recently created, produced and directed Amityville Theater - the 13th film to hold the title Amityville. It was made in two continents for under £30,000 and released worldwide in cinemas and on DVD and Blu-ray. John’s book ‘The Making of Amityville Theater: Making of an Indie film’ chronicles the process from idea to finished film and beyond.

Tickets for the talk can be booked by calling 01384 815560.