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What would YOU ask Michael if you could interview him ? by GillP on 11 October 2004 11:54am
 
 
Re: What would YOU ask Michael if you could interview him ? by GillP on 11 October 2004 12:05pm
 
GRRRRrrrrr ... showing myself up already by pressing the "send" button before actually typing a message - well, I AM new here ....

So - if you found yourself in the position of interviewing Michael, what questions would you like to put to him ? Mine are below ...... no doubt most, if not all, have already been posed over his long career. If anyone already knows the answer(s), please feel free to share !

* Prior to 80 days, had you travelled much (outside of locational work) ? .... if so, where ?

* Where do you prefer to travel privately, e.g. on family trips ? (though would understand if Michael was reluctant to enlighten me on this one !)

* From all your travels, what have been the most frightening / unpleasant / boring places ?

* With filming schedules in mind, do you get frustrated at "moving on" so comparatively quickly ? Are there places you wish you could return to in order to explore properly ?

* I'm sure the weight of the BBC goes a long way in securing "interesting" interviews with people of note along the way (no-one "accidentally" meets the likes of the Dali Lama or Imran Khan), but your series are also noted for their "vignettes" of you meeting lesser mortals en route - are these genuinely co-incidental, or are they also planned beforehand ?

* What creature comforts do you always travel with ?

* Where would you like to go next ? (yes - I KNOW that's an old one, but I couldn't NOT ask could I !)

* Can I come on the next trip please ? (I'll be good, you won't know I'm there, I'll do anything - washing up, carrying bags, whatever ..... ppplllleeeasssseeee)
 
Re: What would YOU ask Michael if you could interview him ? by Sky on 11 October 2004 4:21pm
 
Yeah I'd ask to tag along too!! I'd be a tea lady. One thing I hate is going on holiday and not being able to get a decent brew anywhere! Grrrrrrr....
And I think that's about every question I'd ask. Except for 'where next?'...
 
Re: What would YOU ask Michael if you could interview him ? by Louise on 11 October 2004 6:53pm
 
I heard MP say on Wossy`s show last Sat. that he`d like to go back to the ranch in Montana where he learnt to ride for HemAd.
 
Re: What would YOU ask Michael if you could interview him ? by irishmanufan on 11 October 2004 8:12pm
 
how hungry was nigel the camera man when you gave him one of your fried puri's in india he looked like he was starving as he kept moving his fingers as if to say give me it quickly and stop messing about :0)
Linda
 
Re: What would YOU ask Michael if you could interview him ? by Spursfan on 11 October 2004 8:28pm
 
I'd like to ask him how he manages to carry on filming when he feels really ill - for example like on the dow in ATWI80D. When there is no race for time I suppose they can wait a day or two for him to recover, but when there's a target date??? I know when I feel ill, seasick especially, I just want people to leave alone so I can die in peace!! The thought of saying something to a camera AT ALL at such times never mind something witty, is beyond me.

Perhaps it's just me....

Anne x

Oh and I'd like to ask him why he's not signing his book in Stafford!!!
 
Re: What would YOU ask Michael if you could interview him ? by Valarie on 11 October 2004 10:15pm
 
I'm sorry this is off topic, but in regards to Sky's comment about tea.... I was just in England for my very first time 3 weeks ago, and although I loved so many things about it, nothing compared to being able to walk in ANYWHERE and get great tea. Here in the US, I drink PG Tips at home but expect boring Tazo or some such thing when I go out. And not only did I appreciate the quality of the tea, but the way it was prepared for me before it was handed to me. It was such a warm, hospitable gesture that was very indicative of the people we met there, too.

But now back to the regularly-scheduled topic....
 
Re: What would YOU ask Michael if you could interview him ? by abskii on 12 October 2004 12:40am
 
I guess I'd ask him how people in other countries (especially Pakistan and India) treated him (being a westerner), and also how different he thinks his experience may have been had he not been filming with the bbc. And if I can come with him next time!
 
Re: What would YOU ask Michael if you could interview him ? by Sky on 12 October 2004 10:39am
 
Hey Valarie thanks for that! I guess I'm just really really picky...
 
Re: What would YOU ask Michael if you could interview him ? by GillP on 12 October 2004 12:07pm
 
Well, I've just answered one of my own questions, courtesy of an interview in Sainsbury's magazine (of all things), in which Michael says that his wife Helen doesn't like "roughty toughty" type holidays so they usually go to relative's house in France, or Morocco .... but comments that he rather likes London !

Other interesting snippets from same piece : Michael doesn't like wasting money on £500 shoes (we could have guessed that really) but has invested in property for his 3 kids (lucky them). His daughter directs or produces (can't remember which) "Changing Rooms".

Abskii - I'm sure I've read that post-9/11, and in spite of it & subsequent anti-western feeling, that Michael & team received a warm welcome from the people in Pakistan. This sentiment certainly comes across in the book.
 
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