Monday, 15 September 2008

The name game

Today I got a rather watered-down taste of what it may feel like to be famous by exploiting a 'who I know' link in order to get something in return.

I was speaking to a very friendly chap at the Daily Telegraph for work, who has helped me out with a few little things in the past. However, this time I think I was asking a little bit too much and he was understandably a tad reluctant. Luckily for me, I had earlier googled him to try and find out his telephone number, only to discover that he was the 1993 Mastermind champion, specialist subject - Doctor Who!!

I seized my opportunity, casually slipping into the conversation that I am the great-niece of the late, great Patrick Troughton (the second Doctor). Needless to say he happily granted my request!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

You name dropper! Does that mean you know David?

Dunners said...

Who are you anonymous commenter?! But yes, David Troughton (if that's who you are referring to) is my first cousin once-removed. He is currently starring in a play at the Bath Theatre Royal with Alison Steadman...

Dunners said...

...I've never met him!

Dunners said...

HI DAD! P.S. 'Enjoy' which you saw in Bath is going to be on in the West End from January!!

Hayley pal said...

lol HI HAYLEY'S DAD too!