Cat no. 9642

AHRC Anglia Television Oral Histories: Helen McDermott (Presenter)

Running time1:00:56 2007

Recorded 11 June 2007

Helen McDermott interviewed by Louise Lawrence.

Helen McDermott worked at Anglia from 1979 until 2004 originally as a continuity announcer and going on to present news bulletins, "About Anglia" and other factual shows. She was well known for presenting the "Birthday Club" with her puppet sidekick "BC". She talks about the difficulties in her working relationship with Anglia and the perceived sexism and ageism of television companies of that era.