He's now put his indelible stamp on crime fiction's most fanciable detective and been paid the ultimate compliment. Tea is often thought of as being a quintessentially British drink, and we have been drinking it for over 350 years.My parents and myself and then later my brother and I shared a World War I council house with my maternal grandparents.'My mother's passion was ballroom dancing and she used to win competitions in Warwickshire or Birmingham.He's totally different to the pretentious stuffed shirt I'd feared I'd meet, though I wouldn't like to cross him.He's proved over the years that he's not a man to turn the other cheek if he feels wronged.Cleansing your body by not having food is very beneficial and solitude does the same thing for the mind.
Much of the filming took place in Norfolk which is a county he loves.He's brave, taciturn, introspective, an outsider who needs solitude and can be tricky. We meet at the BBC and I expect him to be truculent, combative, intense and full of himself.However, when he arrives he's charming, friendly and very funny.She adored it and she could do all the flowing head turns.'Then, when I was 11, my parents managed to buy a house in Sutton Coldfield which was a huge step."I was at Great Barr school and I really disliked it intensely, it frightened me.