Janice Finch’s first ever encounter with Granada Television was when she climbed over the car park wall with hundreds of other teenagers when the Beatles appeared for a famous recording in August 1963 that eventually had to be abandoned.

Twenty years later she joined Granada Television to work in their Liverpool office at Exchange Flags as a Researcher on local programmes. She later moved to Manchester to work on Union World just as the miners’ strike was beginning. That was followed by a period working on networked documentaries before she joined the World In Action team. She describes her first assignment as something of a ‘baptism of fire’ when she volunteered to dress up (or down) as a prostitute for a programme about kerb crawling.

She later became a WIA producer and spent many years with the programme before she left in 2002 to go freelance.