Children from a West Ealing school had an exclusive insight into an EastEnders actor's biography.
Pupils were delighted to see Rudolph Walker, who plays longstanding character Patrick Trueman, at St John's Primary School in Felix Road on Monday.
He visited with author Verna Wilkins, who has been working on the children's book with the actor.
This event was launched to commemorate Black History Month and Book Week.
Headteacher Marilyn Borlase said: "St John's school has had a long association with Verna WIlkins and it was thrilling for the children to hear Rudolph tell his story."
The actor, who was born in Trinidad and Tobago in 1939, left for London at the age of 20, started his career on stage and has played several roles in sitcoms.