I have five grandchildren and live in rural Shropshire. There are field cameras in my garden and I regularly watch the night time visits of foxes and badgers. I am a keen gardener and interested in all kinds of wild life. Conservation is also important to me.
I spent five years at boarding school in Surrey and then trained in stage management and production at The Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. I worked for several years in repertory theatre before joining the BBC TV Drama Department in London. It was a great experience working on the first episodes of <'Dr Who'> in 1963, followed by <'The Forsyte Saga'>and BBC2 Classic Serials. I then spent nearly three years in New Zealand.
Volunteering has always been important to me and I was one of Shropshire's longest serving magistrates and also Chairman of the Shrewsbury Bench. Currently I work for the Independent Monitoring Board in a women's prison. I have written three novels, using my criminal justice experience.