was born in Birmingham and has always lived there apart from her time at University in Cambridge. She has been a scriptwriter for the Archers for thirty-five years. This makes her the longest serving writer on the longest running soap in the world. She pushed Nigel off the roof and more recently gave Jill a vision of Doris Archer. Other work in radio includes five adaptations of Lindsey Davis’s bestselling Roman detective novels featuring Falco, and her own series Three Women for BBC Radio 4. Happy with her literary career so far, she still has a secret yearning to write a novel.