What’s On David Cameron’s DVD And Book Shelf?

One of the more unexpected aspects of the state visit is an opportunity to speculate on the Prime Minister’s reading and viewing habits. An official White House photo captured the Camerons’ bookshelves behind the First Lady and Samantha Cameron. The images are a little blurry, but some titles can be discerned.

Shelf 1

We can clearly make out a couple of seasons of 24 there in the middle, but can you identify any of the others?

Shelf 2

Shelf 3

Books

Paris interiors, Arts and Artists, and the Family Cookbook are among the non-controversial titles we can make out, alongside a Brideshead Revisited box set.

So, childish but fun game of the day: can you work out any of the other items in the Cameron media library?

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  • Jasmine

    Desperate Housewives :)

  • http://twitter.com/MD1500 Miles

    Almost certain the Lost Season 1 boxset is on the first shelf. (Big grey box.)
    I’m wondering, did they display the US shows prominently in honour of this visit?

  • http://twitter.com/MD1500 Miles

    Almost certain the Lost Season 1 boxset is on the first shelf. (Big grey box.)
    I’m wondering, did they display the US shows prominently in honour of this visit?

  • http://twitter.com/MD1500 Miles

    Almost certain the Lost Season 1 boxset is on the first shelf. (Big grey box.)
    I’m wondering, did they display the US shows prominently in honour of this visit?

  • http://twitter.com/chuzzlit Alison Charlton

    Only a few books. Can’t see any fiction. See Camerons have complete works of Shakespeare. Looks like carefully selected range to me……

  • http://twitter.com/MD1500 Miles

    And a Michael Mcintyre DVD in the book section.

  • http://twitter.com/MD1500 Miles

    And a Michael Mcintyre DVD in the book section.

  • Guest

    Yes Man

  • Culturalelite

    The big gold box on the ‘Books’ photo is the VHS boxset of Star Wars.

    • Anonymous

      The special edition set released after the cinema run of the Digitally Enhanced original trillogy, no less.

      • http://twitter.com/cowfish Billy Abbott

        It’s the pan and scan version, though, so they lose a point.

        • Anonymous

          Ah, but the widescreen version downscaled the picture to fit within a 4:3 window, so was rubbish.

    • Anonymous

      The special edition set released after the cinema run of the Digitally Enhanced original trillogy, no less.

  • Alan

    Kill bill??

  • Culturalelite

    To the left of the star wars boxset is Band of Brothers

  • Katherine

    I think it’s an IKEA bookshelf (the Leksvik in black, to be precise).

  • http://twitter.com/pjohnkeane John Keane

    Over in the cookbook section, with the coloured pie chart on the spine, the Flavour Thesaurus. 

  • Rob

    The Flavour Thesaurus is a few volumes left of the Family Cookbook

  • http://twitter.com/amygeorgina Amy Georgina

    How sad, that only ones I can spot are the Spongebob Squarepants ones on Shelf 3.

  • Guest

    The grey book with what looks like a pie chart could be The Flavour Thesaurus.

  • Hari_60

    I spy Desperate housewives, Merlin and Scream on shelf 3

  • http://twitter.com/vml_london VML London

    “Complete Works of William Shakespeare” is the fat hardback on the bottom shelf

  • http://twitter.com/vml_london VML London

    “Complete Works of William Shakespeare” is the fat hardback on the bottom shelf

  • Anonymous

    Is this the Number 10 appartment? Nice!

  • Markmcnulty

    Well I don;t see no Ragged trousered Philanthropists

  • Edwardhudson

    I think the grey box on shelf 1 is Lost season 1, and the yellow box on shelf 2 is Ugly Betty season 1.

  • Khedara

    shelf 1 middle 24

  • http://twitter.com/artworkmaker Art Swift

    Yep….  you better clean up your house when the whole world is watching. No matter if you are  famous or infamous. then it up to you what you will become?

  • http://twitter.com/mdgreaney Martin Greaney

    Think I can see a Family Guy on shelf 2.

  • Benis

    ‘Paris Interior@ce97f4973df7cf72aac82a809cc315dd:disqus on the very bottom right.
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Paris-Interiors-Taschen-25th-Anniversary/dp/3822838055

  • http://www.facebook.com/ivanpope Ivan Pope

    Is that The Joy of Sex I can see in there?

  • Douglasreid

    Shelf 1 with orange top cloudy with a chance of meatballs..

  • K8

    Terence Conran’s ‘The Essential House Book’ bottom shelf, fourth one in on the left

  • Laurencebrown1981

    Teenwolf 2

  • Laurencebrown1981

    Teenwolf 2

  • jfong

    Shelf 2, 7th from the right: Babel

  • Prince Russel

    Band of Brothers (blueray version) is in the books section and bride wars on the 2nd shelf

  • Janey Stapes

    Band of brothers

  • Anonymous

    Little Miss Sunshine on Shelf 1, I think.

  • http://twitter.com/aoutten A Outten

    The kid’s Disney DVDs are on the (child-friendly) third-shelf-down (Bambi’s the one in green :- )

  • Too Much Time

    Okay, so I can make out: Layer Cake, Lost, The Thick Of It, Troy, Boys Don’t Cry, The Blair Witch Project, Babel, 24, Goodfellas, Family Guy, Sceam, Desperate Housewives, Armageddon,