The experiences of a young trainee cattle market auctioneer from 1954 to 1960;  a unique memoir of a bygone time. John Shrive's memoir, "Done, finished, you lose it!"was written in 1980 and relates to experiences at both Kettering and Market Harborough Cattle Markets, when the Auctioneers were Messrs Berry Bros and Bagshaw and J. Toller Eady.

In the second debate of our series on GM Foods Professor Cathie Martin of the University of East Anglia and Editor-in-Chief of The Plant Cell, Dr Charlie Clutterbuck, Fellow in Food Policy, City University London; and Dr Rupert Read, Reader in the UEA School of Philosophy and Chair of the Green House think-tank. It was chaired by John Shrive. The discussion was recorded at the John Innes Centre in Norwich in December 2012.

In the third of our series of debates on GM foods, we filmed a discussion between Professor Jonathan Jones FRS of The Sainsbury Laboratory, and Peter Melchett, Policy Director of the Soil Association, outlining their opposing views on this issue. The meeting was hosted by John Shrive at Nelson House in Holt, Norfolk.

In a wide ranging and informative discussion, Michael Summers, an independent consultant specialising in plant breeding and biotechnology with more than 40 years international experience in the sector, talks to John Shrive about plant breeding and genetic modification. In line with our policy on reporting the GM debates, this conversation has not been edited except for technical blips. It has been split into 4 sections for ease of use.