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Peter de la Billière talks to Hugh Purcell

Supreme Courage

Hay Festival 2005, 
The General tells tales of Victoria Cross Heroes.

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Jamie O'Neill and Jessica Cohen

Hay Festival 2005, 
The writer and co-creator of Earthfall's dance theatre piece At Swim Two Boys introduce their collaboration, before the first of three Festival performances.

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Charles Williams

Pétain

Hay Festival 2005, 
The Biographer introduces his life of the French military hero and national leader.

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Miffy 1

Hay Festival 2005, 
Join storyteller Liz Fost and the white bunny herself to celebrate her 50th birthday.

(Age 3-5)

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Michael Wood

Travel in Time: Adventures in History and Myth

Hay Festival 2005, 
The intrepid historian quests for Shangri-la, the Golden Fleece, the Queen of Sheba, and the Holy Grail.

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Jonathan Freedland

The Columnist

Hay Festival 2005, 
The Policy Editor analyses the day's papers and the role and art of the columnist. What is it they do exactly? And why are there so many?

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Sue Townsend talks to Catherine Lockerbie

Hay Festival 2005, 
The comic diarist turns her darker satire on today with Adrian Mole and the Weapons of Mass Destruction.

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Miffy 2

Hay Festival 2005, 
Join Storyteller Liz Fost and the white bunny herself to celebrate her 50th birthday.

Ages 3-5

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Stephen Fry

A&B Filmmaker's Series

Hay Festival 2005, 
The actor/director/screenwriter (Wilde, Bright Young Things) discusses and show four of his favourite scenes with Peter Florence.

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Peter Brook talks to Michael Kustow

Hay Festival 2005, 
The iconic theatre director discusses his work with his autobiographer. His production of Tierno Bokar opens at Warwick in June.

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Thomas Friedman

The World is Flat

Hay Festival 2005, 
A brief history of the globalized world in the twenty-first century according to the legendary New York Times columnist. Chaired by Jamie Naughtie.

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Simon Barnes

How to be a Bad Birdwatcher

Hay Festival 2005, 
RSPB columnist and best-selling ornithologist communicates his passion infectiously. Look around you ...

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Marie Darrieussecq, Rupert Thomson, Louise Dean

New Fiction

Hay Festival 2005, 
Broadcaster Paul Blezard discusses new fiction. Darrieussecq's White is set on and Antarctic station. Thomson's satirical fable Divided Kingdom is set here in the UK. Dean's This Human Season is set in Belfast in 1979.

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Alexander McCall Smith

Hay Festival 2005, 
The creator of The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency discusses Precious Ramotswe, Botswana, Edinburgh and crime with Paul Blezard.

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Timothy Garton Ash

Free World

Hay Festival 2005, 
As the UK accedes to the chairs of both the G8 and the EU, the leading geo-political thinker is optimistic about Britain's potential brokering power between Europe and America, and the consequent possibilities.

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Jeremy Deller talks to Tim Marlow

The Tate etc. Magazine Platform

Hay Festival 2005, 
The Turner Prize-winner talks about his work with music, folk, culture and performance.

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Peter Whybrow

American Mania

Hay Festival 2005, 
Whybrow sees an affluance in America that far outstrips need and rampant greed spawning the addictions of consumer culture: food, money and technology, and calls for collective action in refocusing the pursuit of happiness.

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John Humphrys

Lost for Words

Hay Festival 2005, 
Today Programme inquisitor examines the use and abuse of the English language eviscerating cliché, jargon and bullshit

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Ron Oxburgh and David king

Greenpeace Platform

Hay Festival 2005, 
Climate change and fossil fuels explored by the Chairman of Shell and the Government's top scientist. Chaired by Stephen Tindale, CEO of Greenpeace

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Langlands and Bell

Hay Festival 2005, 
The artists celebrated for their analysis of the architecture of power discuss their radical work The House of Osama Bin Laden.

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Anna Politkovskaya

Putin's Russia

Hay Festival 2005, 
A devastating appraisal by the country's leading radical journalist, admired for her fearless reporting on human rights issues, especially the wars in Chechnya. In Russian with simultaneous translation.

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Tiffany Murray, Diana Evans, Audrey Niffenegger

New Fiction

Hay Festival 2005, 
Edinburgh Book Festival Director Catherine Lockerbie hosts this fiction discussion with the authors of the comic debut Happy Accidents, the great Neasden novel 26A, and the contemporary classic The Time Traveller's Wife.

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David Miles

The Tribes of Britain

Hay Festival 2005, 
Using genetic and archaeological investigations Miles analyses the Celtic, Roman and Viking, Saxon and Norman, Jewish and Huguenot tribes and their regional roots in Britain.

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Molly Dineen

A&B Filmmaker's Series: The Documentary Director 1

Hay Festival 2005, 
Award-winning director of Home from the Hill, The Ark, In The Company of Men, The Lord's Tale in conversation with Rosie Boycott. She previews rushes from her current project The Lie of the Land.

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Rory Bremner

Hay Festival 2005, 
The satirist and political scourge examines the post-election state of the nation articulated in his collaboration with the two John, Fortune and Bird, You Are Here. He talks to James Naughtie.

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