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Catherine Saunders: On generous figures, genuine advice, and gyms...

Catherine Saunders: On generous figures, genuine advice, and gyms...

Interviews - 2012

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Catherine Saunders has had a long career in both broadcasting and PR. She began her media career as a radio announcer in 1961 and produced a number of radio documentaries before crossing over to television as a continuity announcer. In the mid 60s, Saunders was a reporter on the regional news programme Town and Around. She was also a panelist on Beauty and the Beast for 12 years, and co-hosted the chat show Saunders and Sinclair. In the 90s, Saunders hosted 50 Forward with Gordon McLauchlan - a show aimed at older viewers.

In this ScreenTalk, Saunders talks about:

  • Doing 'silly' stories on the regional news show Town and Around
  • Working with intelligent articulate women
  • How female presenters today have thin waists and perky breasts
  • Shooting three weeks of shows in a day on Beauty and the Beast
  • Tackling controversial topics on the show and offering serious advice
  • How the audience didn't want advice from men on the show
  • Working with the genius that was host Selwyn Toogood
  • Being surprised by a mass protest on the chat show Saunders and Sinclair
  • The reason co-host Geoff Sinclair left the show
  • Having fun at a gym with Gordon McLauchlan on 50 Forward

This video was first uploaded on 10 January 2012, and is available under this Creative Commons licence. This licence is limited to use of ScreenTalk interview footage only and does not apply to any video content and photographs from films, television, music videos, web series and commercials used in the interview.

Interview, Camera and Editing – Andrew Whiteside