What subjects did you like at school?
I only liked English and art, that was it. I hated everything else - I really did. History Geography sciences - I hated them all. But I loved English.
What were your hobbies?
I did hospital radio and I spent the rest of my time going to see bands. I was heavily into music.
Did you do any writing apart from school stuff?
I was trying to get into radio so I didn't write a lot. I got my experience in hospital radio and then got work experience at the local BBC station and the local commercial station. That's where I started writing for news bulletins.