Elizabeth Parker was one of the last composers to join the BBC Radiophonic Workshop and the last to leave when it closed down.
Delia, I didn't really know exactly what she did because nobody actually heard the credits at the point and I only learned afterwards, all the beautiful stuff that I really admired had been created by her.
I saw her walking up to Portland Place, at least I saw this figure with a great flowing cloak and an enormous hat and I thought “That has to be Delia.” We were going to a Radiophonic Workshop party and when we got inside, lo and behold, it was her and very elegant, very beautiful and a very distinctive voice too.
I came along and met the beautiful Delia Derbyshire. She always said that a very important part of her music was wine bottles in different stages of emptiness, pitching them up and pitching them down to use them as part of the sound. I don't know whether that was true but they were always there.