Alison Pettitt studied Biochemistry at University College London, and, after a spell of TIE (Theatre in Education), turned her attention towards acting. She has performed with the Radio Drama Company and has worked extensively in theatre and television. Her theatre performances include The Glass Slipper (Southwark), As You Like It (Creation Theatre), The Nutcracker (West Yorkshire Playhouse) and Taking Steps (Windsor and Sonning). Television includes Threesome for Big Talk Productions, Poems from Other Cultures for the BBC and AS Guru for BBC Education. Radio includes Birdsong, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Smiley’s People, I Claudius, Trilby and The Archers.