Everybody, say hello to Tony! Tony is one of our most favouritest people ever, and was patient enough to put up with us long enough to play twenty questions.

What's your full name?

Anthony James Boyce.

Describe yourself in one sentence.

Old, reliable, trustworthy and still in love with my wife after forty-five years.

Where do you live at the moment, and how long have you been there?

Colyton - I've been there thirty seven years, good God!

What are the biggest changes you've seen in your area?

The development of the neighbouring suburbs.

If you were Prime Minister for a day what would you change?

I could never do it in a day! I think I'd look at a decent immigration policy. Mm, I'd like to see the health service overhauled, and, mm, what else? I really think that the pensioners get a rough deal. That'll do, I don't think I could do much more in a day!

What's your star sign?


What do you do in your free time?

Please explain - what is free time? I'm well into memory loss! I've just finished one half of a book.

What is your motto in life?

For things to change, I must change.

Who is your oldest friend?

Nick. I've known him fifty eight years, and am still in touch with him.

What is the best vacation you've ever had?

My first trip back to England in 1972.

Name three things you can't live without.

Medication, my wife and my kids.

What are you expert enough to write a book about?

Parenting - that's what I've been doing for the past fifty years.

What is your happiest memory?

Seeing my Dad for the first time for five years, when he came back from the war.

If money was no object, what would you do?

Travel more.

What is the oldest piece of clothing that you have that you still wear?

My old boys school tie.

If you could have dinner with any three people, living or dead, who would they be?

Albert Einstein, Nelson Mandela and the Queen.

What is your favourite fruit?

All of them! My favourite is mango.

What's the first thing you do in the morning?

Get up! And get a cup of coffee.

If you were a wild animal, what would you be?

Now as I am now, probably a sloth. No, probably a panda; everybody likes pandas and I like things to be in black and white.

What is the colour of your bedsheets at the moment?


Name three things you have never done and don't want to - and why!

I've never bungee-jumped, in case my feet fall off. I've never been parachuting; I'm afraid the parachute won't open. And I don't want to swim with sharks, in case they are hungry.

Who would you want to play you in a movie about your life?

Mmmm. Tom Hanks.

What is the silliest prank you've ever played on someone?

I jacked up someone's car, and when he went to start it, the brick came out from the car and he went hurtling down the hill!

Are you good at climbing trees?

Not now!

Coke or Pepsi?

Diet Coke - not because it's diet but because I like it better.

What's your favourite insult?

You remind me of Veronica!