The Malta Independent 28 June 2022, Tuesday

Getting to know… Twanny Scerri and his passion for music, Italy

Stephen Calleja Sunday, 9 January 2022, 10:30 Last update: about 7 months ago

For more than 40 years, Twanny Scerri has been a hallmark of radio broadcasting, first on Malta’s national radio stations and now on Calypso Radio.

It was always his wish to be behind a microphone, and his love for Italian music and connections with many singers is well-known.

But what is Twanny’s favourite pizza? And see with whom he would like to share dinner.


What was the last book you read?

Storia Del Calcio Italiano

Who is your favourite author?

Gianni Brera

What was the last film you watched?

Banana Joe

Which film have you seen multiple times and enjoyed every time you saw it?

All Bud Spencer & Terence Hill Films

Who is your favourite actor/actress?

Bud Spencer & Serena Grandi

What is your favourite game or sport to watch and play?


Which team do you support?

AC Milan

Which song would you sing at a karaoke night?

Che Fantastica Storia E’ La Vita - Venditti

Who is your favourite singer/band?

Antonello Venditti

Which show/event would you like to attend/have attended?   

I attended several music concerts in Italy - I Pooh, Claudio Baglioni, Ivana Spagna

What items would you take with you on a deserted island?

Beer, sport magazines

Which of the five senses would you say is your strongest?


What is that one thing you could not go a day without?

Mobile Phone

Do you check your horoscope?


What age would you choose if you could be one age forever?

In my teens, age 18.

What invention would you erase from history?

All things producing pollution

Would you like to know the day when you will die?


What's your favourite animal?


What's your favourite type of foreign food? 

Pasta all’Italiana

What is your favourite hobby?


What's your favourite season?


What's your favourite ice cream topping?

The Old Gelat Tan-Nanna

What is your favourite pizza?


What is your favourite colour?


What is your favourite pasta dish?

Spaghetti Marinara

What is your favourite cartoon show?

The Flintstones

What did you like to do most during the summer holidays?


What career did you see yourself in when you were young?

Radio Presenter

What is your best childhood memory?

My old Kalkara friends in the 1970s

Did you learn how to ride a bike?


Who was your super hero?

Silvio Berlusconi when in charge of AC MILAN

What subject did you excel in at school?

Languages – English and Italian

What subject did you dislike the most in school?


Was there some family tradition that was never missed?

Christmas Day Lunch

What are the best values you owe to your parents?

Respect, kindness and love

What would you change about yourself if you could?


What really makes you angry?


Is your glass half full or half empty?

Half full

Are you a sore loser?

Sometimes Yes

What is your biggest regret?

Not performing Radio programmes in the late 60s (started late 70s)

What’s the first thing you look for in a partner and/or friend?

Honesty and Credibility

What is your greatest fear?

Dying in pain

What is your life motto?

Live and let live

What's one thing that can instantly make your day better?

Seeing my granddaughter and my grandson in proceeding well in their lives

If you won the lottery, what would be the first thing you do or buy?

Travelling around the world

If you could share a meal with any 4 individuals, living or dead, who would they be?

I will choose a farmer, a seaman, a barman, and a priest

If you could bring one person back from the dead who’d it be?

My Father

If you could time travel, when and where would you go?

Austria and Norway

If you could live anywhere outside Malta, where would it be?

Norway and Austria

If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?


If you could eliminate one of the seven deadly sins, which one would it be?


If you had to be given a superpower, what would you choose?

I would refuse it.  

Coffee or tea?


Walk or swim?


Summer or winter?


Italy or England?


Restaurant or delivery?


Early bird or night owl?

Night owl

Fish or meat?


Mobile phone or TV?


Black or white?


Film or TV series?



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