Kathleen, former OU Telephonist and wife of Lewis McCann, a member of the KMi IT Support Team, is featured on the BBC Family History website as part of the new BBC 2 Series, Who Do You Think You Are?, starting BBC 2 Tuesday 12th October, 9:00 pm. The series features celebrities researching their family trees, kicking off with Bill Oddie embarking on a personal journey to find out what happened to his mother, who was institutionalised for most of his childhood.
Kathleens involvement is as the result of attending a free five day BBC workshop in Kents Hill that she heard of through the Open House Xtra website.
The workshop involved Kathleen using Photoshop and Adobe Premiere on a Mac to create a two minute video sequence of her childhood in Africa, using slides and photographs taken by her father 40-50 years ago. The sequence is called, Born in the Wild, and as Kathleen says, 'Life is never the same after you have been chased by an elephant while the car's rear wheels are stuck in a rut in the road…' It can be seen by following the link below.
Kathleens story is currently on the BBC website, but may be featured behind the Red Button on BBCi Freeview Digital on one of the programs in the ten week series.