gets you up in the morning?
The sound of a young lady screaming for food, but enough about my
wife, sometimes our baby Emily also wakes me!
of the joys of spring or miserable as sin?
Not too bad after the first five minutes.
- a good 'n' greasy fry-up or hard hitting health food?
Healthy - three pieces of fruit, and occasionally a bowl of cereal.
or slob, what do you pull out from the wardrobe?
Suit - unless I know I'll be standing in a muddy field all day.
three things you'd never leave the house without?
Mobile phone, press pass and thermal underwear. (Although the answer
is misleading as I routinely forget all three
do you do what you do?
I had 8 years in computing - I know the drudgery of 9 to 5 and never
want to go back.
makes your working day exciting?
You never know what is in store, even a routine, well planned day's
filming can be turned upside down when events overtake you.
makes your working day a nightmare?
Producers demanding you make a story out of nothing. Of course,
they would say there's no such thing as a bad story, just bad reporters
the most rewarding thing about your work?
Covering a difficult, sensitive story with care for the people you
feature but also managing to get a good report on air.
piece of advice you've ever been given?
Sail away from a safe harbour.
you had a magic wand, what would you be doing right now?
Curing someone close to me.
your favourite tipple?
your favourite restaurant?
Kushiara Indian in St Ives.
would be your fantasy dinner date and why?
Robert Kennedy, I've got a collection of his speeches at home and
he was a truly inspirational politician.
makes you switch the television on?
Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm, two interlinked US comedies that
have never really taken off over here.
celebrity would play you in a film?
Kevin Spacey - apparently I look like him
All-time favourite book?
The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy. I loved it as a 13 year
old - and still re-read it today.
List your top five desert island discs?
Hey Jude, The Beatles
Meditation from Thais by Massenet
Wish You Were Here, Pink Floyd
Move On, Abba
you could write your own epitaph, what would it be?
Here lies the former multi-millionaire James Blatch.