A TELEVISION producer and eminent research scientist will be talking about their fascinating careers in a series of presentations.

Knutsford u3a has invited members to share details of their past lives or current interests to reach out to the local community.

Hidden Talents is a showcase of free talks for anyone to attend.

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John Miller, a member of BBC staff for more than 30 years, launches the event at 2pm on Thursday, February 23.

He started his career in sound operations and then moved into television, where he produced exhibitions, shows and live events.

To begin with, he worked as the BBC’s corporate exhibitions manager and then continued as a freelance.

John will talk about his years working as a BBC network television producer based in Manchester.

Professor Andrew Hughes will talk about his pioneering cancer work at 2pm on Thursday, March 16.

Until his recent retirement, he was chairman of experimental cancer at the Christie Hospital.

His team revolutionised the identification of new cancer treatments.

He began his pioneering work in 2006 at the Manchester Cancer Research Centre developing a ‘liquid biopsy’, a simple blood sample in which tiny cancer particles from an individual’s cancer could be identified.

His work led to the first blood tests ever used by the NHS to diagnose lung cancer in 2016.

Their ‘personalised medicine’ test is now available to cancer patients across the NHS through seven national testing centres.

This approach underpins the rare cancers treatment programme led by the Christie, featured in BBC TV’s North West Tonight in January this year.

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