Other things I love: travelling, anything to do with palaeolithic archaeology, maps, books, good sci fi (books and tv - more Firefly than Star Trek, though), hiking in the countryside/by the sea, going to interesting performances or exhibitions, singing, blues music, lots of other music, teaching/training, parties/dancing with friends, drinking tea/gin/wine/ale/cider/cocktails, cooking/eating great vegetarian food (Vietnamese is my current favourite).
I love finding random things to do at weekends, like to go for a stomp in the countryside or a visit to somewhere historical/archaeological when I can, go to the Watershed or Cube to see foreign-language/independent/arthouse films, occasionally make it to the Old Vic for plays, read proper books when I have time and listen to a lot of music (swing to make me happy, blues and lyrical stuff to help me feel sad or thoughtful – e.g. Tom Waits, Joni Mitchell, Elliot Smith, Nick Drake, Anja Garbarek – and classical to help me work).
Since May 2015, I've been living on a narrowboat on the Kennet and Avon, so a lot of spare time has been taken up with her - maintenance, but also moving her every two weeks. I really love it!
Treme, GoT, The Thick of It, Borgen, The Killing, Friday Night Dinner, Fresh Meat, Dr Who, QI, Black Books, Father Ted, Green Wing, the Mighty Boosh, Flight of the Conchords, Monty Python, Jeeves and Wooster, Blackadder, Fawlty Towers, M*A*S*H (Alan Alda as Hawkeye was my earliest crush, which probably explains my soft spot for men in 50s Hawaiian shirts). Radio 4.
Music, see above.
Films – prefer independent/foreign language/animation. Studio Ghibli, Ken Loach, anything with Jaques Tati, Almodovar. Amelie. Easy Rider, The Shining, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. Sean of the Dead. Classics, anything with Alec Guinness or by Hitchcock. Despicable Me.
Food – vegetarian, preferably non-British (Vietnamese, Thai, Indian, Italian, Spanish, Mexican), though I do a pretty good veggie sausage toad-in-the-hole . . .
Or if you're any good with 12v systems/diesel engines/welding. There's always something that needs doing!