The FT has a feature looking at perfect summer holidays. I wonder if you can guess the subject of this interview before the end....
How are you spending the summer?
As we have every summer for the past 20 years — in a stunningly beautiful valley in southern Italy with close friends and extended family nearby, and under the watchful gaze of a dormant volcano.
Who would be your ideal travel companion (real or fictional, dead or alive)?
Honestly? It’s a toss-up between my family and my iPhone. If obliged to choose right now, post-Brexit, The Donald and Isis, no contest! Google wins.
What makes a dream holiday?
Swimming with Philippa, Ruthie Rogers’ cooking, and a Brompton bike.
If you could go to any place at any time, where would you go and why?
A hideaway in Somerset near the Quantocks . . . a passion shared with Coleridge (and Wordsworth, when he found the time).
Yes, it's documentary maker Alan Yentob.