Getting to know Ian...
What’s your favourite film?
The Shawshank Redemption.
What’s your favourite book?
Wainwrights Walking guides, I've got some great recipe books and nothing better than a good paperback by the pool.
What telly are you addicted to?
Well it was Game of Thrones, so now I'm looking for the next great series. Loved 24, and currently watching Chernobyl.
Where would you most like to be right now?
Somewhere warm! I love Italy, Spain and Greece, but currently thing of exploring the Far East a bit more - went to Vietnam last year and loved it!
Where’s the best place you’ve travelled to?
Too many to mention. Never get tired of visiting new countries - there are so many fantastic places to go.
What would be your specialist subject on Mastermind?
Pop and rock Music 1970 - 1990. The Golden era....
What’s your favourite sport to watch or play?
Football. A lifelong Blackburn Rovers fan so the quality varies!
What’s the best soundtrack to a long car journey?
Fleetwood Mac, Springsteen, Tom Petty...you get the idea!
What’s the best thing about Manchester?
Not the football anyway! The great social scene and I love the fact that Manchester is now seen as THE creative hub outside London.
Tell us about your pet
Our cavapoo Daisy - cheeky, lovable and an absolute joy. Nothing better than long walks in the country with her.
Sunday brunch or Sunday roast?
Sunday brunch, accompanied by some fine real ale and perhaps a cheeky glass of red!
Finish this sentence - ‘I can usually be spotted in the office…
vary rarely these days!