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David Ellery is a writer, broadcaster and documentary film-maker with some thirty-five years’ experience working on local and national newspapers, magazines, radio and television documentaries. Co-founder of the award-winning production company Viewpoint Productions, he is an acknowledged expert on the Queen Mary, having produced several films about the ship, including an award-winning documentary for BBC television, and is author of the book RMS Queen Mary, 101 Questions and Answers about the Great Transatlantic Liner (Conway 2006, new ed. Bloomsbury 2021), as well as QE2: The last Great Liner (Castle Communications, 1993). A regular guest presenter on P&O cruises, David lives with his wife and three children near Southampton, Queen Mary’s home port through most of her active career.