• David's middle name is John. David means God is gracious and John means beloved one, ingenious and honourable.
  • Born in Rugby, 23rd of April , St. Georges day, is David's birthday. Also the birthday of William Shakespeare, Roy Orbison, Vladimir Nabokov author of Lolita and film director Michael Moore.
  • David's star sign is Taurus. Taureans are patient, reliable, warm-hearted and loving. Other Taureans are, Michael Palin, Victoria Wood, Cher and George Clooney.
  • David's great-great-grandfather was a clock maker in Coventry and during the Second World War David's father was a Reserve Occupation Fireman, one of those who helped to fight the fire that engulfed Coventry Cathedral after it was bombed in 1940.
  • David has one sister, Sheila, but no brothers. Sheila appeared with David in an episode of Flog It! when Sheila took in a Tunbridge Ware box, belonging to a friend.
  • In his youth, David was a Mod, but found his only experience as a pillion rider 'terrifying', so four wheels soon replaced the scooter.
  • History and art were among David's favourite subjects at school so no surprise that  these help to lead him into his chosen career. David gained his qualifications at the University of Southampton.
  • David loved cats, and his own cat Algernon was named after a character in Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Ernest.

  • When David was younger he was a member of an amateur theatre group in Rugby. Of the many theatre shows David liked, four of his favourites were Evita, Chess, Les Miserables and Forty Second Street.
  • Favourite films of David's included Oh Brother Where Art Thou?, LA Confidential, Gladiator and The Others.  But his particular favourite was the 1920's Fritz Lang epic Metropolis.
  • Ian McEwan, Margaret Atwood, C J Sansom and Susan Hill were among David's favourite authors.
  • David collected pre-1945 Moorcroft, late 18th century Newhall and 18th century drinking glasses.

  • The oldest antique David owned was a Babylonian clay tablet dating from the 17th century BC.
  • David's favourite colours were blue, yellow, lilac, gree and red. 
  • Musically David liked Jazz and classical music, but also liked popular music artists such as Blondie, Cher, Bryan Ferry, Queen and Erasure. When younger, he was a Beatles fan.
  • David's first car was a Ford Popular.
  • David was a non-smoker and teetotal.