Mackenzie Crook

Cultural Life: Tricky, musician

Books: I've just started reading 'The Black Hand' by Chris Blatchford. It's a biography of a guy who dissented from the Mexican Mafia. Reading it you can tell he was super-intelligent and could have had a very different life. I've also been reading Freddie Foreman's autobiography. He was one of England's biggest criminals, bigger than the Kray twins, but he didn't do the press. I've known him for 15 years – he's a good friend of mine, and it's always interesting reading about someone you know.

Pandora: Sex and the Senedd

Flying leeks, sing-song Welsh-accented expletives and other crude national stereotypes... there is moral outrage in the Valleys. An episode of the S4C series Caerdydd (imagine a grown-up, raunchy Welsh-language Hollyoaks) was recently filmed inside the Welsh Assembly building, the Senedd, in Cardiff. It featured a young man and woman discussing Welsh foreign policy on Uganda, in a baby-changing room near the debating chamber.