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
    29        that.
    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
    35        work?
    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
    46        bundle?
    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.

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