with Phil Frampton, formere chair of the Care Leavers Association
What’s been your best job?
Presenting the Bring Back Orphanages programme on Channel 4 – a great chance to reach a wider audience; both fascinating and moving in the making
If you were stuck on a desert island, and you could take one person and one object, who and what would they be?
Can’t tell you who she is, but a cruise yacht would do fine for us
Who inspires you and why?
Young people in care who are trying to achieve – they are diamonds struggling to survive and make sense of a pretty cruel world
Where is your favourite place?
In winter, the Kerala coastline with its sunshine, warmth, azure sea, white sands, palm trees wafting in the breeze, and a population that is engaging, literate, fun and has the most educated young people in South Asia.
In summer – Clifton, Bristol with its marvellous Georgian terraces, squares and plane trees that reek of the nostalgia of my misspent student years
Which celebrity would you want to play you in a film?
Me, of course
What was the last CD you bought?
Probably Carol King’s Tapestry, which floats in the nostalgia of my misspent student years
What are you reading?
An incredible, almost fantasy-land tale, but probably true – my friend’s income tax accounts
What’s your favourite film?
Bring Back Orphanages
‘Big Brother’ – Treat or Trash?
Pets – yes or no?
Yes, if they don’t smell, bite, defecate, need feeding, washing or come in the house
If you were on Death Row, what would be your final meal?
The biggest Cornish Pasty ever made so, by the time I had finished, statutes of limitation should have annulled the sentence
How would you want to be remembered?
With a monthly worldwide public holiday
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