Bill Jones worked for Granada Television for 27 years, where he was an award-winning documentary maker. He now works as a freelance writer and programme maker. He was researching a documentary about the centenary of the Manchester running club Salford Harriers in 1985 when he first came across the story of John Tarrant (a former Harriers member) and it has haunted him ever since.
Michael Moran is professor of government at the University of Manchester Business School. A Fellow of the British Academy he writes on British politics, and on wider issues in political economy. The 3rd edition of his widely used textbook, Politics and Governance in the UK , is now in preparation.
#60;b#62;Philip Norton#60;/b#62; (Lord Norton of Louth) is Professor of Government and Director of the Centre for Legislative Studies in the University of Hull. His publications include 28 books, including #60;i#62;Parliament in British Politics#60;/i#62; (2005), #60;i#62;The British Polity#60;/i#62; (2010) and #60;i#62;Parliaments in Western Europe#60;/i#62; (3 vols, 1990,1996). He has served as President of the Politics Association and of the British Politics Group in the USA and as co-chair of the Research Committee of Legislative Specialists of the International Political Science Association. He was elevated to the peerage and served as first Chairman of the House of Lords Select Committee on the Constitution.