Favourites

Favourite music

Eclectic to say the least (it’s a loooong list, but I couldn’t leave anyone out):
Queen
Frank Sinatra
Michael Bublé
Lady Gaga
Kylie
Erasure
Amy Winehouse
The Rolling Stones
Pet Shop Boys
Scissor Sisters
Jimmy Somerville
Sophie Ellis-Bextor
The Puppini Sisters
ABBA
Eva Cassidy
Katie Melua
Spandau Ballet
Rick Astley
Go West
ABC
Yazoo
Elvis Presley
OMD
Sir Karl Jenkins (in fact my favourite piece of music ever would have to be his beautiful work Adiemus – YouTube it, I bet you’ll have heard it, even if you don’t recognise the name!)
Enya
Shakira
Will Young
Caro Emerald
Paloma Faith
Madness
Robbie Williams
Steps (I know, I know, don’t judge me!!)
Shania Twain
Olly Murs
Aerosmith
Extreme
Bon Jovi
Bryan Adams
Dean Martin
Sammy Davis Junior
The Beatles
Dusty Springfield
The Darkness
Nat King Cole
Ella Fitzgerald
Midge Ure
Depeche Mode (pre-1991)
Alison Moyet
Eurythmics
Pink Floyd
David Bowie
Al Bowlly
The Andrews Sisters
George Formby
Madonna pre-1990 (anything she’s done since Vogue has been pants)
Any 80s cheese
Songs from the shows (espesh any Andrew Lloyd Webber or Cole Porter ones)
I am currently also getting into classical music as I have this sudden urge to become cultured – amazing how many pieces I know now whose names once didn’t mean anything to me but were familiar from adverts and film soundtracks (“Oh, that’s Cavalleria Rusticana,” I can now namedrop if I wish to impress)!!

Favourite TV programmes

Recent

Strictly Come Dancing
Masterchef
Shaun the Sheep
Timmy Time
Little Britain
Miranda
Mrs Brown’s Boys
Gavin & Stacey
Phoenix Nights
The Office
The Royle Family
The Catherine Tate Show
Extras
The Simpsons
Creature Comforts
Come Fly with Me
Rock & Chips
Mrs Brown’s Boys
The Great British Bake Off

Retro
Fawlty Towers
Rising Damp
Watching
Only Fools and Horses
The Fast Show
Victoria Wood – As Seen On TV
Steptoe & Son
Sticky Moments with Julian Clary
Desmond’s
Duty Free
Dad’s Army
Bullseye
Rainbow
The Sooty Show
Sooty & Co
Mr Bean
Dinnerladies
The Thin Blue Line
Blackadder (all series)
The Muppet Show
Surgical Spirit
Dear John
Fresh Fields
Hi-de-Hi
You Rang M’Lord
The Chart Show
3-2-1
The Crystal Maze
Blockbusters
Allo Allo
The Young Ones
Bottom
…and my all-time fave would have to be The Rock ’n’ Roll Years – which the Beeb will no doubt never repeat due to copyright issues

Favourite Films

The Commitments
Anita & Me
The Blues Brothers
Singin’ in the Rain
Mamma Mia
High Society
Shaun the Sheep Movie
Some Like It Hot
Casablanca
Citizen Kane
Brief Encounter
Pillow Talk
The Wedding Date
Hairspray
Titanic
Meet Me in St Louis
Strictly Ballroom
Slumdog Millionaire
East is East
West is West
The Muppets
The Life of Brian
Mr Bean’s Holiday
Chicken Run
Toy Story – parts 1, 2 and 3
Airplane
When Harry Met Sally
The School of Rock
Dirty Dancing
Flashdance
Confetti
Love Actually
Four Weddings and a Funeral
The Naked Gun series
This Is Spinal Tap
Any Wallace & Gromit ones
All of the Harry Potters
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
Any Carry Ons

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