Maurice Leonard started late in Television. His previous job was a book jacket writer for a medical publishers. Alongside him at the time was the authoress Jilly Cooper. Started as a Television Researcher for Granada TV in Manchester. Then worked on This is Your Life for Thames TV when Eamonn Andrews was the presenter. Andrews was a very correct man and Maurice recounts the problems this sometimes caused.. Rose to producer on Childrens TV and finally to producer for the likes of Michael Barrymore.