British Universities Film & Video Council

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Women’s Work Oral Histories

The Women’s Work research project recorded twenty-five interviews with women from a variety of roles across the film and television industries.

We selected women in below-the-line roles where few other archival resources remained (assistant editors, production assistants, make-up artists) and those in above-the-line roles (costume designers, TV writers) which had yet to be written into media histories.

The recordings are presented in audio format with synchronic transcription.


Most of the interviews were carried out by Sue Bradley who worked on the project between 2014 and 2015. Sue is an experienced interviewer and made an invaluable contribution to the ‘Women’s Work’ project.

Find out more about our selection and interview process

  1. Anne Coates


  2. Ada Hakeney


  3. Alison McDonell

    Assistant Editor

  4. Adele Rose


  5. Ann Skinner

    Script Supervisor/Producer

  6. Caroline Hutchings

    Costume Designer

  7. Elaine Drainville

    Sound Technician

  8. Gill Stribling-Wright

    Producer (Light Entertainment)

  9. Jean Steward

    Make-Up Artist

  10. Jane Hamilton

    Costume Supervisor/Assistant Costume Designer

  11. Joy Cuff

    Matt painter and model-maker/sculptor

  12. June Howson

    Director and Producer (Drama and Comedy)

  13. Linda De Vetta

    Make-Up Artist

  14. Marcia Wheeler

    Assistant Floor Manager, Production Manager, Production Associate, Manager of Series and Serials, Drama Training Co-ordinator

  15. Monica Mead


  16. Pam Power


  17. Pamela Masters

    Paint and Trace Artist (cartoon advertising)

  18. Pamela Matthews

    Production Assistant/Network Liaison Executive

  19. Paula Milne


  20. Penny Eyles

    Script Supervisor

  21. Sandra Horne

    ACTT (Union) Equality Officer

  22. Susan Belbin

    Producer, Director and Executive Producer, BBC Comedy.

  23. Tara Prem

    Producer and Director

  24. Terry Wragg

    Animation Artist

  25. Veronica Connell

    Newsdesk Copy Taker