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An Audience With James Blatch
Introducing Mr James Blatch!
James Blatch
James Blatch is a presenter on BBC Look East and reporter at BBC Cambridgeshire who has a passion for flying and a good head for heights!
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The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
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What 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!

Full of the joys of spring or miserable as sin?
Not too bad after the first five minutes.A healthy start to the day for James!

Breakfast - a good 'n' greasy fry-up or hard hitting health food?
Healthy - three pieces of fruit, and occasionally a bowl of cereal.

Suit or slob, what do you pull out from the wardrobe?
Suit - unless I know I'll be standing in a muddy field all day.

Name 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…).

Why 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.

What 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.

James made a lucky escape from the  land of computer employment!What 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…

What's 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.

Best piece of advice you've ever been given?
Sail away from a safe harbour.

If you had a magic wand, what would you be doing right now?
Curing someone close to me.

Name your favourite tipple?Top tipple for James!
Adnams Bitter.

And your favourite restaurant?
Kushiara Indian in St Ives.

Who 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.

What makes you switch the television on?
Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm, two interlinked US comedies that have never really taken off over here.

Which 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
Requiem, Mozart
Move On, Abba

If you could write your own epitaph, what would it be?
Here lies the former multi-millionaire James Blatch.

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