John McGlashan was a calm and reserved man who brought a rare sense of poetry and spirituality to his photographic work. This made him dear to John Betjeman, with whom he had a real relationship. One morning while filming Metro-land (1973), about the Baker Street metro line in central London in Buckinghamshire, Sir John arrived on the premises in a hectic state, caused by confusion in the arrangements made to collect it from the station. We were in Moor Park, on the golf course, and for thefirst sequence, he must have spoken to the camera and then launched a tee shot. Take one: Sir John, still upset, tossed the ball wildly - and missed it. John McGlashan had the instinct to keep filming, as the poet turned to us and burst into a gleeful laugh. McGlashan had captured the most moment Memorable Betjeman filming it.