Day 188 - 15 Nov 95 - Page 02

     1                                      Wednesday, 15th November 1995
     3   MR. MORRIS:  We will call our witness.
     5   MR. JUSTICE BELL:  Yes.
     7                         ANNE TOBIN, affirmed
     8                      Examined by the Defendants
    10   MR. MORRIS:  Can you give the court your full name and address,
    11        please?
    12        A.  Yes.  It is Anne Tobin, **************, *************.
    14   Q.   How shall we address you; is it Miss or Mrs.?
    15        A.  Ms.
    17   MR. RAMPTON:  I have lost contact with the screen. (Pause)  It
    18        does not matter.  It can be fixed during the adjournment.
    20   MR. MORRIS:  You spent six months working as a researcher for
    21        Jane Gabriel Productions; is that correct?
    22        A.  Yes.
    24   Q.   On the making of a documentary film about McDonald's
    25        employment practices?
    26        A.  Yes.  Well, not employment practices, but about what it
    27        was like to be in a McDonald's store.
    29   Q.   What is your background; what is your academic background?
    30        A.  I went to Sussex University, where I obtained a
    31        First Class degree in history, and then did postgraduate
    32        research and got an MA.  That is my academic background.
    34   Q.   What positions have you taken since then?
    35        A.  After leaving university, I worked for the GLC, in
    36        fact, as a senior policy officer, working on housing and
    37        transport in particular.  I then went -- I had worked
    38        previously for the BBC before I went to university, so
    39        after that I returned to television and did freelance
    40        research.  I worked for Jane Gabriel.  I have worked for
    41        Channel 4 Daily News programme on the Streetwise segment of
    42        that.  I have worked for Emmerdale television, for
    43        Emmerdale, on Yorkshire television.  My most recent job was
    44        working for BBC television's Heart of the Matter programme,
    45        where I was assistant producer.
    47   Q.   What was that about?
    48        A.  I worked on a number of programmes for that.  The last
    49        programme that I worked on, in fact, was about the working
    50        of the Children Act, where I had to interview 
    51        Mrs. Justice Bracewell, in fact, for that. 
    53   Q.   Right.
    54        A.  I spent some time working with her.
    56   MR. JUSTICE BELL:  Not that it is a matter which is going to
    57        affect the result, for the transcript, it is
    58        Mrs. Justice Bracewell, and it is her.
    59        A.  I said Mrs.

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