Janet trained at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. She has appeared in theatres up and down the country and on TV in everything from Dr Who and The Sweeney to Jigsaw. She presented Blue Peter for four years in the eighties, and since leaving has worked as an actress, presenter, broadcaster and writer. She is a regular panellist on Channel 5's The Wright Stuff and is a regular contributor to radio and TV, newspapers and magazines. Her first novel, The Butcher's Hookwas published in 2016 and was longlisted for the Desmond Elliot Prize. She lives in London and has three children and three grandchildren.
@caitlinmoran It would take more than that. Like them holding up tiny signs saying :We come in peace.
RT @stapleskate: On R4, Janet Ellis is presenting a documentary on 'Dots'. Fingers crossed it'll be followed by a repeat of @VictoriaCoren…
RT @sophiejam: Janet Ellis exploring the origins of the word "dot" is surely the most Radio 4 idea ever https://t.co/FNdmC7VdZF