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This week's volunteers are the Mutch family, from Crawcrook. Iain, 37, is the regional director of the McGuire Programme for stammerers as well as the records director for Government North East.

His wife Jane, 35, is a disabilities rights officer for Newcastle Council. They have a daughter Ellen Grace, eight months.

Q. Iain, what are your earliest childhood TV memories?

A. I used to love Hector's House, Watch with Mother and Mary Mungo and Midge.

Q. What is your favourite TV programme?

A. Comedies. Little Britain was good and I like classics like Blackadder.

Q. How many TVs do you have in your house?

A. Just two, one in the front room and one in the kitchen.

Q. What is the worst thing on TV?

A. I hate reality TV, people airing their dirty linen in public - it's despicable. I especially hate Trisha and Big Brother.

Q. What time is the TV turned on?

A. We switch it on in the morning to watch the news. I like the BBC and my wife likes GMTV. She used to like RI:SE on Channel 4 - she was that one viewer.

Q. What time is the TV switched off?

A. Usually about 11pm.

Q. Who is your favourite entertainer/presenter?

A. I like Jonathon Ross, he's amusing.

Q. Who is your favourite comedian?

A. Peter Kaye - Phoenix Nights was great.

Q. Is the licence fee worth it?

A. Yes generally, but there is also a lot on TV to switch off.
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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:May 8, 2004
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