SKY MAGAZINE - JANUARY, 2001
By David Atkinson
Ok, tell us about your
Christmas spesh, then?
It's an old fashioned Christmas ghost story
with three stories in one - a bit like Pulp Fiction but set in
Most famous person you've met this year?
Well, Liza Tarbuck does a cameo in our
Christmas Special. She's quite famous, I think.
Movie of the year?
Magnolia. That was the one that made the
biggest impression on me.
Three hours, though?
Yeah, but it's nice to be able to site down
for a while at our age.
Album of the year?
Lambchop's Nixon. It's a Rolls-Royce of an album.
Do you do the festivals or go to Ibiza?
Nah. I didn't even make it to a Harvest
Festival this year.
Do you want to ask the audience, go 50:50
or phone a friend?
Always phone a friend. I actually resisted
watching this for a long time but now find it strangely compelling. I
think it brings out the old man in me, I quite enjoy shouting at the
What do you think of the Slaters off 'Enders?
The only thing I like about them is the fact that one of the Slater girls used to play the girlfriend of
a rough skinhead in Tucker's Luck (ye olde Grange Hill spin-off starring Mark Fowler). For that reason of nostalgia alone,
I think they're alright.
Frank 'n' Pat or Frank
I'd pay good money to see Frank masturbating
while Pat and Peggy get it on for his sexual gratification. Honest.
Big Brother high point?
When it finished.
Fuel Protestors. F*ck 'em.
Who let the dogs out?
My dad usually.