Getting to know Michael...
What’s your favourite film?
Blade Runner. A film that takes me straight back to my time as a bright eyed and uber-enthusiastic junior producer in Manchester. The sets, the (astonishingly low-budget) special effects, the haunting music and the performances still thrill me. It is the film of choice for my wife and I when we want a “movie night” in our little cinema at home!
What’s your favourite book?
Brideshead Revisited – I’m convinced that in a previous life I was a well-heeled undergraduate studying at Oxford in the 1920’s.
What telly are you addicted to?
Line of Duty
Where would you most like to be right now?
Very happy where I am in my little snug at home
Where’s the best place you’ve travelled to?
St Emilion, (Heart of French red wine production)
What would be your specialist subject on Mastermind?
Classic Rock of the 1970s – anything on David Bowie, Pink Floyd, Elton John, Led Zeppelin and I’d stand a pretty good chance.
What’s your favourite sport to watch or play?
What’s the best soundtrack to a long car journey?
My musical tastes are broad – and my library of recorded music vast. I still have every 45rpm and vinyl album that I bought in my teens, every cassette tape I acquired as a student, literally thousands of CDs and an iTunes library of 40,000 tracks. Spotify has been transformational for me as I now access new music on a daily basis. A long car journey would be the perfect opportunity to give a platform to new artists and albums, or revisit some Classic Rock 1970-76.
What’s the best thing about Manchester?
Tell us about your pet.
Sid Vicious, a long haired Jack Russell is, by common consent, the greatest dog in the world
Sunday brunch or Sunday roast?
ROAST - always, lamb preferably, beef a close second, chicken or pork are perfectly acceptable alternatives
Finish this sentence - ‘I can usually be spotted in the office…
..mostly at Board Meetings, which I love