Chris is from Rayleigh, Essex, is a web developer and musician, and lives in Waterloo.
Sue is from Camden, studied bookkeeping and accounts, holds a publican's licence, works in hospitality, has three children and several grandchildren, and lives in North Lambeth
Andrew is from Great Wakering, Essex, read marketing and advertising at LCP, joined the circus as a trapeze artist, is a semi-retired director of Fitch & Ferrule painters and decorators, is partnered to Julian, and lives in Waterloo.
Stephen is from New Zealand, studied administration, is an administrator with a leading travel company, and lives in Lewisham.
Bruce is from the Midlands, read politics at Manchester, was a solicitor before becoming a money adviser with the late Brixton Law Centre, has two children and two grandchildren, is married to Joan, and lives in Tooting.
John is from Tooting, read chemistry at North East London, taught for some years, lived in a Buddhist community, is a carer, and lives in Tooting.
Edwin was born in Ghana, was raised in Northern Ireland and Sussex, read English at Oxford, is a leading travel guide and writer on that subject, has two children and a grandchild, is partnered to Lena, and lives between Brixton and Sussex.
Cynthia was born in Jamaica, studied administration, worked in administration in the Brixton area most of her life, has three children and a grandchild, and lives in Brixton.