Day 188 - 15 Nov 95 - Page 03
1 Q. You did, but it has gone down as "Mr."
2 A. Right. I see.
4 MR. MORRIS: If you could try and speak a bit more slowly.
6 MR. JUSTICE BELL: Yes. The stenographer does an absolutely
7 marvellous job, but there is a limit to the speed at which
8 she can go.
10 MR. MORRIS: You talked about the research work you have done
11 for television. In what areas have you practised?
12 A. Well, I think one of my skills as a researcher and in
13 most of the work that I have done is actually going to
14 people and talking to them and observing. I mean, it is
15 the basic way of a television researcher working, that you
16 have to spend time with people, watch what they are doing,
17 try and pick up the nuances of what is going on in their
18 lives, so that what they may say to you directly is not
19 necessarily totally what is happening to them. So it is a
20 whole question of just observing people and talking to them
21 and gaining their confidence, so that they tell you things
22 which they would not necessarily -- I mean, part of the
23 gruesome bit of being a television researcher, really, is
24 trying to get people to tell you things which they might
25 not necessarily want to say.
27 MR. JUSTICE BELL: Do not go too quickly. It really would have
28 to be an Olympic champion stenographer to keep up with
30 A. I am sorry. So it is basically working closely with
31 people all the time and watching what they do, and then
32 trying to interpret that and put it on to screen.
34 MR. MORRIS: Is the practice to take notes and to -- how does it
36 A. Yes. What you do is basically take a notebook with you
37 and take full notes as you are going through the process.
38 You would want to write down direct quotes that you may
39 think are significant, write down what you have actually
40 seen. At the end of the day, then, I always type up my
41 notes on the computer, so that I can pass them on to the
42 rest of the people that I may be working with; in this
43 instance, to Jane Gabriel, who was producer.
45 Q. Right. Maybe we should get your statement out from the
48 MR. JUSTICE BELL: It is pale blue II. Do you mind getting it
49 from the bundles on the very top of the rack?
51 MR. MORRIS: Number II.
53 MR. JUSTICE BELL: The one with "II" on it. It is divider 14.
55 MR. MORRIS: I am not quite sure what is behind her statement,
56 whether it is the transcripts and notes. Do you have the
57 transcripts and the notes?
59 MR. JUSTICE BELL: No.