Ansty resident Barrie Shore felt that life as an actor was insecure. So she switched career and started writing the lines for other actors.
Barrie’s typewriter has spelt life or death for a host of characters in EastEnders, Emmerdale and The Bill! And in our interview, she recalls her time working on the dreadfully acted BBC Spanish-set soap, El Dorado.
Barrie has just written her own novel, ‘A Book at Bedtime’. She finds some humour in the difficult topic of dementia. As Barrie explains, some of the characterisation is drawn from personal observation.