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.
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.