Barbara I have my work. I have Marcus to look after.
Nikki Oh, yes. The famous Marcus. Still the same boss then?
Barbara I suppose you could call him that. Technically. We’re more of a team really. The fact is, Marcus can’t move without me. He says these days I actually get his thoughts just before he does. It’s extraordinary.
Nikki How old is he?
Barbara (airily) Heavens, I don’t know. Forty-five – fifty. I don’t know. (Slight pause) I think he’s forty-eight. Next April. The sixteenth. He’s an Aries. Why?
Barbara Oh, don’t be so corny, Nikki. For goodness’ sake. He’s got this beautiful young wife. He has Miriam. He has three children. He’s got everything in the world he could possibly want –
Nikki And he has you looking after him at work. Lucky old him.
Barbara That’s my job. Anyway. Enough of me.
We get a lot of factual information about Marcus, but I think you'll agree we know a lot more about Barbara by the end of this section.