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In My Own Time

Iain Hallahan, Support for learning teacher at The High School of Glasgow's junior school

Iain Hallahan, Support for learning teacher at The High School of Glasgow's junior school

Film

- I remember going to see Star Wars: Episode IV when it came out at the Toledo in Muirend, and have loved movies ever since - Hollywood blockbusters such as the Bourne films, comedies such as Wedding Crashers and cult movies such as The Princess Bride and independent films. I'm a comic-book geek. Batman is a particular favourite of mine, and I think Christopher Nolan's bat trilogy has been superb. I like classic film, too, and always go to the Glasgow Film Theatre on Christmas Eve to see It's a Wonderful Life.

Music

- My musical taste is a real mixed bag, with everything from The Corries and Christy Moore through to Anthrax and Iron Maiden. I love my "poodle rock" - Bon Jovi are particular favourites - and also still listen to the Scottish bands from when I was growing up like Deacon Blue, Del Amitri and The Proclaimers. Out of the more current stuff, The Killers, Snow Patrol and Foo Fighters are brilliant. I enjoy going to gigs, and have been to some absolute stormers - U2 at the SECC and Take That's Circus tour were amazing, but the Texas reunion gig at the Barras topped them all. My guilty musical secret is that I'm a big Wet Wet Wet fan, but let's not mention that .

Books

- I will read anything. All-time favourites include Tolkien, James Herriot, Vince Flynn, Mark Frankland, Raymond E. Feist, Christopher Brookmyre and Stephen Donaldson. I really enjoy Dan Brown, especially Angels amp; Demons. I have recently discovered Alex Gray, and she's very good. As an occupational hazard, I read quite a bit of children's literature and it can be brilliant - books like the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan and There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom by Louis Sachar.

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