FAVOURITE THINGS

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As the host of ABC1’s Who’s Been Sleep­ing In My House?, Adam Ford loves snoop­ing around other peo­ple’s homes dis­cov­er­ing the prop­er­ties’ his­tor­i­cal sto­ries. To find out what else the ar­chae­ol­o­gist and writer en­joys, TV Guide caught up with the pre­sen­ter and asked him about his favourite things.

EN­TER­TAIN­MENT

Movie: I like ac­tion movies and I think

The Bourne Iden­tity is one of the most ac­tion-packed, in­tel­li­gent and dy­nam­i­cally-shot films.

Book: A great part of my day is when I read to my girls and at the moment I’m read­ing them one of my favourites, Trea­sure Is­land by Robert Louis Steven­son. TV show: Cas­tle. Band or singer: At the moment I’m en­joy­ing the great late Bri­tish singer­song­writer Nick Drake.

Al­bum: Friends On The Road by Zim­bab­wean band Bhundu Boys. I don’t un­der­stand the lyrics but its great poppy African mu­sic. Karaoke song: The Time of My Life, from the movie Dirty Danc­ing. Gad­get: My watch. LIFE­STYLE Hol­i­day spot: Hawaii. Grow­ing up in the English Mid­lands dur­ing the 1970s and ’80s, I watched shows like Hawaii Five-0 and Mag­num P.I. while the rain lashed down out­side and it seemed so dis­tant, a dream. Thing to do on the week­end: I don’t mind as long as I’m with Inga, my beau­ti­ful wife, and my bril­liant girls, Anouk and Ines. Place to go to re­lax: The beach and the garden. Hobby: I don’t really have a hobby but I’m very lucky that the work I tend to do is so en­joy­able. Sport to fol­low or play: I keep an eye on the English Pre­mier League foot­ball and my team Ar­se­nal. Din­ner con­ver­sa­tion topics: I like to just go where the con­ver­sa­tion nat­u­rally flows. . . with the ex­cep­tion of pol­i­tics. HOME Room in your house: The kitchen. Place to hide from ev­ery­one: I have a study where I like to re­tire to when things get rather fran­tic. Art piece: I con­sider the bru­tal­ist in­dus­trial form of my Lan­dRover De­fender as my most cher­ished piece of art. Item you can’t live with­out: My Ap­ple prod­ucts. Lux­ury prod­uct: I have a pair of floor-stand­ing Dan­ish speak­ers that have a fan­tas­tic sound. FOOD Meal of all time: A beau­ti­fully fresh and vi­brant green or greek salad. Dish to cook: For a din­ner party the other day I grilled a load of fresh sar­dines over a char­coal bar­be­cue served with a lovely salad. It was out­stand­ing. Fam­ily recipe: Fri­day nights are of­ten pizza night when ei­ther Inga or I make some pizza dough and the girls get to cre­ate their own piz­zas and we all munch them up in front of a fam­ily movie. In­gre­di­ent: Olive oil, closely fol­lowed by chilli. I think I was a Ro­man in my past life. Guilty plea­sure: Choco­late, choco­late, choco­late, choco­late, with lash­ings of choco­late on the side. Bar: A lit­tle old pub called the Cross Inn, in a funny lit­tle vil­lage in Pem­brokeshire, in the south­west of Wales. Restau­rant: It’s not really a restau­rant but there are a cou­ple of rocky old boats next to the Galata Bridge in Is­tan­bul that sell the best fresh grilled fish rolls. Cafe: The fab­u­lous James Street Bak­ery in Gee­long, Vic­to­ria, serves the best cof­fee in town and bakes the best bread and mac­arons.

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