But what's all dis? Her dad works at Durham University!
I've pursued the matter, he's called, simply, 'Les'; if you want to contact him he's on ex. 46831, 32 Old Elvet; he's got a WEBSITE; and you can listen to two of his most slendid lectures on there too (despite there being some sort of obligations towards the end of the page); he's got a dog called Biff, and has a picture of Biff presumably in Dr Gofton's house sitting on a carpet which presumably Peter Gofton/Lauren Laverne will have walked over at one point;
and he once commented 'come on daddy, get in, let's go!'in August 1995 on a Jazz band. So there you go.