BRYN Hughes is the sales and marketing officer for Basingstoke Amateur Theatrical Society (BATS) and a long-standing member of the popular local am-dram group.

Born in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, Bryn has two sisters, one of whom is a (non-identical) twin.

He moved to Basingstoke in October 1998 to start work at De La Rue on their graduate training scheme. He now works in London at the Law Society managing consumer quality marks for legal advice and the Find a Solicitor website.

Away from work he trains with Basingstoke Bluefins swimming club and has recently returned to swim competitively.

Bryn has performed in 17 productions for BATS over the last 14 years. In 2014, he accepted a life membership with the society.

1. Who was your childhood hero and why? Snoopy. I always liked reading the Peanuts comic strips. My mum bought me a Snoopy when I was very young and I took him everywhere. I left him in the local park and mum returned to collect him just in time to see the council tractor mow over him. We buried him in the garden in a shoebox.

2. What is your most precious possession and why is it important to you? My Triumph Sprint SE GT. I’ve always wanted to ride a motorbike. This is my first big bike and I’m looking forward to doing some touring on it.

3. What was the first record/CD you bought? I can’t remember but I do remember recording the charts from Radio 1 on to a cassette in 1989 to listen to on my Walkman during our summer holiday camping in France.

4. What is the radio/television show you hate to miss? Recently, the latest series of The Village and The Great British Bake Off.

5. What is your favourite film? Pretty Woman.

6. What is your pet hate? Rudeness and laziness.

7. What are you reading at the moment? I generally only read novels on holiday when I have dedicated time to enjoy them. The last novel I read was the crime thriller The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith (aka J K Rowling).

8. If you were choosing a last meal, what would it be? I’d go straight for dessert – anything with custard generally!

9. If you could meet anyone from history, who would it be? Isambard Kingdom Brunel. He built many impressive structures, many of which are standing today. I’d like to talk to him about how he designed and planned these projects and mobilised people and resources to build them.

10. If you had a time machine where would it take you? To the future. I’d like to see what becomes of the social media revolution and what new technological developments have been invented to make life easier.

11. If you were stranded on a desert island what luxury would you choose to have with you? An endless supply of suncream.

12. What sports team do you support? Basingstoke Bluefins swimming club, of which I am a member of the Masters squad.

13. What was your first job? Working in my village corner shop on Saturdays and evenings. I was like Granville from Open All Hours (also filmed in my home town). I always looked forward to seeing my regular customers and keeping up with the village gossip.

14. If you could take over someone’s job for the day, whose job would you choose? An astronaut. I’ve always wondered what the Earth would look like from outer space.

15. What worries you the most? Managing the demands of the daily London commute/day job and social activities away from work.

16. What is your proudest moment? My wedding day.

17. What would you like your epitaph to be? He faced the music and danced.

18. What’s your guilty pleasure? Anything sweet!

19. What one thing could change society for the better? Ending conflict.

20. What three words best describe you? Loyal, hard-working, gregarious.