Books: Reading for pleasure tends to be fiction and non-fiction
often around the themes of business, law and politics. As a quirk,
I collect Antiquarian books about the City of London.
Movies: James Bond (esp. Connery and Brosnan) Any US politics: City
Hall, Primary Colors, The Contender etc. British comedy/drama eg
Love actually, Bend it like Beckham, films of John Grisham novels
(The Rainmaker, The Runaway Jury, The Firm) Good Will Hunting, Meet
Joe Black, Ocean's Thirteen, Devil Wears Prada, Brokeback Mountain,
Boys Don't Cry, The Birdcage, The Girl with the Dragon
TV Shows: The Thick of It, The West Wing, Boston Legal, House MD,
Spooks, Yes Minister/Yes Prime Minister, Morse, Kavagnah QC,
Downton Abbey, Bremner Bird & Fortune, Mock the Week, Have I
Got News For You, Dr Who, Torchwood, CSI, some Star Trek, Bad
Girls, L Word, Tipping the Velvet, Lip Service, Hustle, House of
Cards(US and UK), Orange is the New Black.
Music: Abba, Ani Difranco, Burt Bacharach, Basement Jaxx, Shirley
Bassey, Coldplay, Daft Punk, Daliah, Dusty Springfield, Fatboy
Slim, Florence & The Machine, Freemasons, Indigo Girls, Lady
Gaga, K D Lang, La Roux, Madonna, Mel C, New Order, Pet Shop Boys,
P!nk, Scissor Sisters, Jimmy Somerville, Space, Texas, Robbie
Williams, The XX. Generically: House, Harder House, Trance, Swing,
Jazz, Brass Bands and Cheese! Copland, Dvorak, Elgar, Gershwin,
Handel, Holst, Mozart, Parry, Puccini, Rutter, Walton.
Food: modern British, European and Chinese