If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Saffron cake and butter.

Most hated food?

Semolina. Especially with prunes. I went to the only school in the world that took this recipe from '100 Workhouse Favourites’.

If you could choose to have a dinner party with anyone, whether living or not, which 5 people would you choose? 

My wife, both daughters, Rick Ocasek and Roy Lichenstein. 

Which band/artist can you not stop listening to at the moment?

Kings of Leon - Mechanical Bull.

What is your favourite film, and why?

Jean de Florette. Iconic harmonica.

If you could time travel, what year would you go to?

1976 I wasted that summer stacking shelves at Tesco.

Who is your favourite Director/Designer/Photographer?

I’m more into graphics so would have said Edward Hopper, Michael English or Roger Dean but if it has to be a photographer it’d have to be Henri Cartier-Bresson.

Desert Island Discs - what 5 songs would you want with you?

Merci bye bye - The Movies

The Colour and The Shape - Foo Fighters

Rush - Big Audio Dynamite

Intelligentactile 101 - Jesca Hoop

Friends - Joe Satriani (first song at our wedding)

Tell us 3 random facts about you

I used to ride a 6’ surf board. Now my short board is 7’ 8” and my skate board is 40"

Martin Chambers gate crashed a dinner party at my place once.

I’d love to have long hair again.

Favourite literary quote

Question everything - Karl Marx

It’s 10am Saturday morning, what are you doing?

Running, riding a bike or swimming. Sometimes all of them.