TIM Far­ron Lib­eral Democrats

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Did you en­joy watch­ing

Doc­tor Who grow­ing up?

Yes. As with most peo­ple my age, Tom Baker is my Doc­tor. I watched Doc­tor Who a lot again when my own chil­dren were grow­ing up and we tuned in up un­til Matt Smith’s time. When Peter Capaldi took over, my kids were more into The X Fac­tor, so we watch that

– al­though I’m not con­vinced!

Do you watch the soaps?

I don’t watch them much these days.

When I was at univer­sity I shared a flat with a chap from Liver­pool who watched Brook­side re­li­giously and I be­came hooked on it.

There were some crazy sto­ry­lines.

What’s your favourite show?

Prob­a­bly Father Ted. It was sur­real and I loved the way they cre­ated a whole new uni­verse in which a cou­ple

of priests got asked to per­form in the Eurosong Con­test and where there’s an All-priests over-75 foot­ball com­pe­ti­tion! I know them by heart.

Do you have any favourite polit­cal shows?

I was re­ally into Spit­ting Im­age.

I was in the year be­hind ac­tor John Thom­son at sixth-form col­lege, who voiced some of the pup­pets. I still look out for John on TV and watched him on Cold Feet.

What about

House of Cards?

I watch the new one with Kevin Spacey, and I also saw the orig­i­nal back in 1990. Mar­garet Thatcher re­signed be­tween episodes two and three, which made it feel so ut­terly on the money.

Would you ever go on Strictly

Come Danc­ing like ed Balls?

I don’t think it’s a thing I’d do. I’m an Olympic-stan­dard disco dancer, but not ball­room danc­ing.

I know episodes of

Father Ted

by heart

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