David Cameron: “My dream Christmas TV would be a Spooks reunion”

The PM is also a fan of Sarah Lund and James Bond – but not Alan Sugar or SpongeBob SquarePants


Prime Minister David Cameron has revealed that his ideal Christmas TV line-up would be spearheaded by a new episode of recently decommissioned BBC1 spy drama Spooks, followed by an adventure for another British secret agent, James Bond.


“I’d have a Spooks reunion episode with all the old characters back from the dead: Adam Carter, Ros Myers, Ruth Evershed,” the PM told Radio Times, “then one of those great costume dramas like Jane Eyre or Bleak House, then a film – Goldfinger or The Sound of Music, which I still love watching.”

But Cameron singled out Labour peer Alan Sugar and children’s cartoon character SpongeBob SquarePants as the TV personalities who most make him want to switch off.

The PM said he was hoping to find Sarah Lund lying under his Christmas tree, in the form of The Killing DVD, but said his wife Samantha wouldn’t let him hang the baubles.

“Sam won’t let me anywhere near [the tree] – in fact one year she made me remove the lights I’d strung up and start again.”


Find out more about David Cameron’s Christmas, and his TV favourites, in the legendary Radio Times double issue, on sale now.