TIM Farron Liberal Democrats
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.
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.
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