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Twenty Questions to a Usual Suspect - OxonRob

By BrianC
September 14 2004

As if he hasn't been exposed enough already, today we feature OxonRob. One of the, deep down, nicest guys I have ever had the pleasure to meet. He can cause trouble though, I still worry about when I should use an apostrophe.

Robin sadly passed away 3rd May, 2007

Meet the family

Twenty questions to a 'Usual Suspect'


Real Name Robin Clive
Location Dorchester on Thames, Oxon
Occupation Writer and Creative Director

Movie(s) The Great Escape, Sleepless in Seattle, Dr Zhivago, An American in Paris, The Sting, The Boyfriend, Un homme et une femme, The Italian Job, Cat Ballou, The Eagle has Landed (Agutter AND my Dad!) Brief Encounter, Duck Soup, That’s Entertainment, The Navigator, High Society.
TV Programme(s) Quizzes, Time Team, Antiques Roadshow, Newsnight, The Bill, The Masters, on BBC with Peter Alliss. Dad’s Army. Fawlty Towers. Python.
Book(s) Biography of almost anyone except footballers. Political history. Everything involving Whinnie the Pooh. Round Ireland with a Fridge. Almost anything by Frederick Forsythe, Wilbur Smith or Rudyard Kipling.
Music Almost anything which does not involve amplified guitars or a synthesiser!
Radio Station(s) 5, 4 and Classic FM.
Food(s) Natural flavours, particularly anything Mediterranean (Greek, Lebanese, Egyptian and keep going all the way back to Italy, via Portugal ... OK so it’s on the Atlantic!)
Drinks(s) Real Ale, Dublin AG, dry white wine (esp Viognier) and Burgundy-style reds. Brut Champagne, Pimms, Port and Armagnac.
Place(s) to visit Cape Town, Brisbane and Lahinch (County Clare)
How long supporting LI? 1987
Best ever LI game (Excluding 2002 cup final) Not an anorak, so cannot recall many specific games, but how about the second half of our last match of the season, against Bristol?
Favourite LI experience off pitch (Excluding 2002 cup final) The trip to Pau in January 2002, and the look on Ryan Strudwick’s face when he went to a line-out and spied the banner nominating him for Pope! (He hardly got off the deck for laughing!) The Henley Sevens BBQ 2002.
How did you start supporting LI? Taken by a friend. Never looked back.
What are your non-rugby pastimes? Golf, sailing, watching village green cricket, amateur dramatics (mainly light opera) choral singing, playing Euchre and doing community things about the village.
Any Irish connection? None in my blood but plenty in my head!
Most likely to say? I’m all the better for seeing you.
Least likely to say? Please take me for an evening’s clubbing.
Tell us something about you we don't know. Have written some Python sketches and Guinness ads (back in the early seventies) and got shot at in Rhodesia in 1976 while on a business trip. Had a book presented to the Queen in 1997, and once scored a try against LI when I played for LW!!! I am also a single parent, vaguely responsible for two gobsmackingly nice daughters. Orderly queue please.

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