16 Thursday, 10 September 2009 London Lite COMMUTERS will have to wait until 2014 before the former Eurostar platforms at Waterloo station are adapted for suburban trains. Ministers came under fire for dithering as the Department for Transport revealed in a Freedom of Information document that it would be years before the former Waterloo International was adapted. When the Eurostar terminal closed two years ago, the Government said that at least one of its five platforms would be in use by last December. South West Trains wants to use the platforms to ease overcrowding. But Platform 20 -- the main candidate for short-term use -- is still not ready. Fast talkAninstant interview with... STEVE JOHN SHEPHERD BEST known as Joe in This Life, actor Steve John Shepherd, 35, lives in north London. He stars in Lunch Monkeys, starting tonight at 10.30pm on BBC Three. Stage or screen? Working on stage you get rehearsal time to explore stuff, but when youre working on screen you dont always get that. Speedos or shorts? To protect the rest of the world, long shorts. Well, trousers actually. Al Pacino or Robert De Niro? I grew up watching De Niros films, he was a hero at drama school. Id watch him wallpapering a room. Jogging or gym? I work out a bit, maybe not as much as one needs to or should, but if I had to choose it would be the gym. Andrew Lincoln or Jack Davenport? Both my old This Life co-stars are very gifted actors. We see each other from time to time. Natural hair colour or Just For Men? I dont get a choice. On a job they say, Youre quite grey, well have to dye it. In real life Id leave it. Bus or Tube? Neither. I walk as much as I can. A good 10 miles when you have time is great. Doctor Who or Torchwood? Doctor Who because of the Daleks thing. David Beckham or Cristiano Ronaldo? Ronaldo (left). Hes a supremely gifted player. SIMON BUTTON Jokebox......... Gotcha FORMER PAKISTAN PRESIDENT SWAPS PALACE FOR LONDON Thetrainon Platform20 leavesin2014 Ex-dictator living in flat next door to kebab shops Islamabad for a relatively modest flat surrounded by kebab shops and shisha bars in Londons Arabic quarter. Mr Musharraf, who quit 13 months ago, has chosen a simple apartment -- in contrast to the pomp of his nine- year rule in Pakistan. But security remains tight at his 1m flat. The retired general is guarded by a small team of retired Pakistani com- mandos, which he pays for himself, and a Scotland Yard protection detail. He is said to dine regularly at The Dorchester, hosts regular music eve- nings in his flat and often plays bridge with Brigadier Niaz Ahmed, a retired a r m s d e a l e r. I n Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif, the former prime minister Mr Musharraf ousted in a coup in 1999, wants him tried for treason. Yet pundits believe it unlikely he will face trial soon. It is the cost of Mr Musharrafs tax- payer-funded protec- tion that is proving controversial here. In July Lord Nazir Ahmed tabled a parliamentary question about the cost of the security. The Government replied it was established policy to not comment on such arrangements. It is claimed Mr Musharraf is here on a visitors visa and plans to move to the Middle East or the US. FORMER Pakistani dictator Pervez Musharraf is living in a flat near Edgware Road, it has been revealed. The former general has swapped the presidential palace in BY KEVIN WIDDOP I nd e a l e r.a r m s NawazPakistan, formertheSharif, Mrministerprime inoustedMusharraf wants1999,incoupa treason.fortriedhim itbelievepunditsYet facewillheunlikely MrofcosttheisIt tax-Musharrafs protec-payer-funded provingisthattion Home: Edgware Road index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html