(1998) Mary says:
"Left Hull to do a postgrad in Radio film and TV. Then
started at BBC Scotland as their first female camera
asst. Had a grand time filming all over Scotland, plus a
couple of trips to Ireland and Hong Kong.
To get more travel I moved to the BBC's Ealing Film
Studios. Spent eight great years going round the world,
including one complete circumnavigation, via Fiji and
Australia, then two lousy years as the horrid accountants
Left to go freelance, and a year later moved to
Manchester. Continued to earn money with camerawork, but
also started to allotment garden, bed spread making,
short course teaching and generally having a good time.
So good, in fact, that we got pregnant, having been told
categorically that we couldn't.
So Katie arrived two days before my 42 birthday, I went
back into pensionable work and now work for Salford
University teaching video production and general
interference , nothing changes.
I of course look exactely the same as I did at college,
hm,hm, only for some reason I am getting older."