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17 Questions – David Farrant

Andrew Gough interviews David Farrant
Andrew Gough interviews David Farrant

Andrew Gough’s Arcadia has just published a fairly long interview with myself in his 17 Questions series, titled – perhaps appropriately  “17 Questions – David Farrant”.

I am not going to attempt to summarise the interview here as it is really self-explanatory; but there are several vintage pictures in it that may be of interest to people. However, I can tell you a little about  the basic background.

It was an early Friday evening back in October when I first met Andy at the Woodman pub in Highgate.  I had received a phone call from a lady called Carrie, a television presenter who was working on another project with Andy.  She suggested the Woodman as a convenient meeting place; although at first I was a little reluctant at this location:  the Woodman was, after all, right in the centre of Highgate (an area where I had been born) and I was well known there and would have preferred more privacy.  But Carrie was very persistent and, with her beautiful feminine charm, managed to persuade me that we could all ‘hide away’ at a table – which in fact we did

Well, we didn’t so much hide, but were just concealed by the dim light and candlelight. I took along a friend of mine (unnamed here); Gareth was there, Carrie, and of course Andrew with his attractive companion. I took this friend along by prior arrangement because I am presently under contract with him to make a film about events in Highgate and I wanted everything to be entirely ‘out in the open’ all round as the contract states that the film company have exclusive rights to material in my autobiography “In the Shadow of the Highgate Vampire”.

We stayed in the Woodman until closing time,  and Andrew and his companion then gave me a lift home in their taxi. But we had arranged to all meet again at my flat for the purposes of doing the “17 Questions” interview. This we did a few weeks later, and spent an enjoyable two hours or so doing the interview and drinking wine.  Andrew’s companion took some pictures of the interview in progress, although luckily this was mostly audible so the state of my cluttered front room was not so obviously apparent!

Around 8 (interview ‘finished’) we then took a taxi over to Carrie’s house not too far away, and spent a ‘magical evening’ again drinking wine and just relaxing. And that really is how the “17 Questions” interview (with myself) came into existence.

I will attempt the link here, but if it doesn’t come out in blue, you can easily find it by just typing in  . . . Andrew Gough + Arcadia” into Google.

Hope you enjoy it everyone, and thanks Andy for an enjoyable interview.

For now everyone
David Farrant


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