Favourite Things: Talking points that make Sheffield a focus for life and leisure
John Stratford is the lead technician at Sheffield Talking News. Originally from Gloucestershire, John came to Sheffield in 1994, when he began working at Sheffield University as the head of learning media. His background is in media production - before settling here he worked for the BBC, helping to make programmes for the Open University. John, who started volunteering at Talking News in 2007, now runs a production unit called Moving Frame, which began as a venture to make videos for charities. John, aged 68, lives in Millhouses and is married to Sheila, a retired teacher. He has three grown-up children - two daughters and a son - and three grandchildren.