To the editor:
In 2013 I interviewed Yvonne for a BBC music documentary and she was thrilled to find out I was also from Ross on Wye. She was brought up above the old Nat West Bank at the top of Broad Street where here father was the manager, the building is now home to Coffee Number 1. She was a legend at the BBC, joining as a teenager in 1944 and rising to be a pioneering light entertainment producer.
She was the first BBC producer of Eurovision and was very proud of being the first person to get a helicopter to land on the roof of BBC Television Centre for the opening sequence. Even in her late 80s, when I interviewed her, she was bright as a button and could remember the details of all the programmes she'd made. Back in the 1960s she had an office next door to David Attenborough then head of BBC 2, and like him she was one of the true creators of the television we watch today.
Steve Freer, Ross-on-Wye