THERE is only one drawback to interviewing Kenneth Cranham, but it is not one to dismiss lightly.
He's engaging, funny, cultured, all those things that go into making someone a treat to meet. But before and after seeing him one falls victim to TTT, or Theme Tune Trauma.
For those of a certain age it is impossible to think of Cranham, now filming Maleficent with Angelina Jolie, without recalling Shine on Harvey Moon, the ITV comedy drama which ran for four series from 1982. (A fifth aired in 1995, but without Cranham.)
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