1) When you were younger, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A writer. And by an amazing coincidence, I...would still like to be a writer. But there's no getting away from it - I've already done the growing up bit.
2) What TV show are you most looking forward to watching this year?
Oh, Doctor Who in all the myriad forms it will take.
3) What was your first 'fandom'?
Depends on how one defines a fandom. I mean, I've been into Doctor Who since I was 5. First fandom in terms of participating with other fans and stuff was either Pet Shop Boys or Quantum Leap
4) If you could stick a character into a different tv show/film/book/whatever, who would it be, what would you put them in, and why?
I see no fundamental problem with crossing over the Doctor into just about any fandom.
5) Who is you favourite male and your favourite female character?
At risk of being repetitive, probably the Doctor would be my favourite male character. Favourite female character...probably Freddie from Freddie and Max, just because it's Charlotte Coleman being the most like herself in anything she was ever in.
6) What is your favourite day or time of the year?
I tend to take life as it comes. I can tell you what my least favourite time of year is - winter, with its short days, long nights, and getting dark early. Hate, hate, hate. I don't know if I actually suffer with Seasonal Affective Disorder, but it certainly makes me feel more rubbish than usual. Favourite times would probably be spring or autumn in general. But I think my favourite day of the day is September 19th. Anyone who knows me at all well will know why.
7) Do you have any nicknames? What are they?
Not really nowadays, although when I was young I earned the family nickname "Deedee" (which originated because my sister couldn't pronounce "David," but this was her best approximation), and my mum began calling me Buggles, which I think was in reference to the popular beat combo of the same name.
8) What is your all time favourite book?
Just the one? Yeah, right... I honestly don't know. I like to read lots (although I don't manage it as much nowadays as I used to), and most books I enjoy at some level. I could be terribly pious and say the Bible, but the reality is it's good in places and terribly terribly dull in others. I think, if I thought long and hard about it, my absolute favourite is likely to be either a Doctor Who tie-in (probably one of the ones written by Lance Parkin, The Dying Days, Father Time and Cold Fusion being particular favourites, although Jonathan Morris's Festival of Death was also pretty wonderful) or one of Terry Pratchett's books. Or a Douglas Adams (probably either The Restaurant at the End of the Universe or So long and thanks for all the fish). Or I could be cheeky and just say the whole of Julian May's Galactic Milieu saga. Or maybe a Bond novel (I've always had a soft spot for The Spy Who Loved Me).
9) What cancelled TV show would you like to bring back?
The official answer is always Firefly, but also an honourable mention for Blake's 7. And honestly? For all that it had its faults, I wish Crime Traveller had had more than eight episodes.
10) Where would you most like to travel in the world? (Assuming it's free and you don't have to travel for hours!)
If we're talking abroad, I'd love to go back to Egypt at some time - there's so much there, and in the fortnight we spent there on honeymoon I know we only scratched the surface. Places I've not been to before, I've always said Venice in particular and Italy in general. Right now, though, I want to go to somewhere in the country where I can just chill and relax and listen to the birds singing and running water and just get away from it all for a few hours.