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Twenty Questions to a Usual Suspect - AlecW

By BrianC
June 4 2003

Todays victim is AlecW. The photo used here was nicked from his company's web site, hence it appearing somewhat, shall we say, formal.

Meet the family

Twenty questions to a 'Usual Suspect'


Real Name Alec Whewell
Location Central London



Movie(s) Apocalypse Now, Pauline a la Plage, Don't Look Now, Life of Brian, Belle de Jour, La Vita e Bella & others.
TV Programme(s) Yes! Prime Minister, Have I got News for You, Bremner Bird & Fortune, Most Scientific documentaries such as Horizon etc, Sport - rugby, cricket, motor racing especially.
Book(s) Dostoyevsky, Patrick O'Brian, Dickens, George Eliot, Tom Clancy, Joanne Harris, Galdos, Trollope.
Music Mostly Blues / R&B, includes Hendrix, P Gabriel, Yes, Gary Moore, U2, BB King, Peter Green, Led Zep, classical - Beethoven, Elgar, opera, especially Puccini.
Radio Station(s) Radio 4, World Service & Radio 5 mostly. Occasionally Capital or Jazz FM
Food(s) Anything well prepared with top quality ingredients, but especially Italian, traditional French country cookery, Indian and East European.
Drinks(s) Quality AG, Quality lager, the bigger, fruitier reds (Spanish or New World), crisp whites (often Sauvignon), chilled rose on a hot day, Sauternes, champagne, Campari & tonic (or in a negroni).
Place(s) to visit Tuscany, Venice, Dordogne, Kyoto, would love to "do" the Inca trail.
How long supporting LI? Since the 91-92 season
Best ever LI game (Excluding 2002 cup final) LI v London Scottish - the year we came up. Corcoran banged over 7/8 pennos in a howling gale, as against 4 unconverted tries by Scottish. Result 21-20.
Favourite LI experience off pitch (Excluding 2002 cup final) Too many to mention!
How did you start supporting LI? Through my then secretary, one Mary Bernadette Theresa Fitzgerald, who took me to Sunbury. Hooked from then on.
What are your non-rugby pastimes? Cultivating carnivorous plants, gastronomy, fine wine, socialising, literature, collecting cricket autographs / Wisdens, friends, my cottage in the country (with associated gardening, DIY, decorating & chilling out), theatre, cinema, other cultures, good conversation.
Any Irish connection? None, other than my family lived in Belfast between 66 & 69 & my sister was born there.
Most likely to say? "Hi there, how are you doing? What can I get you?"
Least likely to say? "I'm not interested in your views"
Tell us something about you we don't know. I have an "O" Level in cookery (it's a long story!)

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