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Trevor Jones

A&B Filmmakers Series: The Composer

Hay Festival 2005, 
Music in the movies, creating character, building emotion and underpinning drama from Lara's theme, the shower scene from Psycho and Harry Lime's zither, to his own scores for Notting Hill, Excalibur, Brassed Odd, Dea of Love, Thirteen Days, In thge Name of the Father and Mississippi Burning: he talks to Peter Florence.

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The Government Inspector by Peter Kosminsky

Presented by Channel 4

Hay Festival 2005, 
UK, 2005, 105 mins
Based on the extensive original research and written and directed by the BAFTA-winning Peter Kosminsky, this drama tells the story of the late Dr David Kelly, an expert caught in the crossfire between the government and the BBC over the war in Iraq. Followed by Peter Dale in coversation with writer-director Peter Kominsky.

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Brian Cathcart

The Fly in The Cathedral

Hay Festival 2004, 
The investigative journalist tells the story of paper-and-pencil calculations, hand-made apparatus and the occasional lump of plasticine, in How a Small Group of Cambridge Scientists Won the Race to Split the Atom.

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Nigel Spivey

The Ancient Olympics: War Minus the Shooting

Hay Festival 2004, 
The historian tells the classical Greek Olympics as they really wer: fierce contests between bitter rivals, in which victors won kudos and rewards, and losers faced scorn and even assult. Contested bitterly, and often bloodily, the ancient Olympics wer not an idealistic celebration of unity, but a clash of military powers in an arena not far removed from the battlefield.

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Jenni Murray and guests

The Orange Prize for Fiction Shortlist

Hay Festival 2005, 
The chair of the tenth anniversary prize hosts this reading and discussion with the six shortlisted authors. Names will be posted at www.hayfestival.com on 26 May.

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Recordando a los grandes: Shakespeare, Cervantes y el Inca Garcilaso

JMG Le Clézio, Margo Glantz y Cees Nooteboom en conversación con Gaby Wood

Querétaro 2016, 

2016 es un año plagado de aniversarios relevantes dentro de la disciplina literaria puesto que se conmemora el 400 aniversario del fallecimiento de tres de los grandes de la literatura universal: Miguel de Cervantes (España), William Shakespeare (Inglaterra) y el Inca Garcilaso (Perú). La periodista Gaby Wood conversa con varios de nuestros ilustres invitados sobre el impacto e inspiración de las obras de estos autores en sus trabajos.

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Lisa Jardine

The Awful Death of Prince William the Silent

Hay Festival 2005, 
A brilliantly detailed and gripping account of the assassination in the 1584 of Prince William of Orange, and the shockwaves it sent through an era.

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Matt Whyman talks to Matt Seaton

Hay Festival 2004, 
Agony uncle for AOL and 19 Magazine, Matt Whyman really knows what makes teenage boys tick. He also knows about gun running, street gangs and the Columbian underworld. Matt will be interviewed about the incredible research behind his hard-hitting Boy Kills Man as well as talking about his insights into teenage tensions and taboos.

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20th century cultures. Carmen Pardo in conversation with Carlos Fonseca

Querétaro 2017, 

Carmen Pardo, author of En el silencio de la cultura, is a lecturer at the University of Girona and teaches on Barcelona University’s Sound Art Master’s programme. A specialist in contemporary music and author of a major study of John Cage (La escucha oblicua: Una invitación a John Cage), Pardo’s book is about the complex development of Western culture throughout the 20th century, directly linked to the aestheticisation of socio-political contexts.

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Steven Camden

Nobody Real

Hay Festival 2018, 

One of the UK’s most acclaimed spoken-word artists who has performed around the world introduces his new book about a girl called Marcie and her imaginary friend, Thor Baker. Join this discussion and creative session revolving around imaginary friends and the role they play in our lives.

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Caricatura política. Xavier Bonilla “Bonil” y José Hernández en conversación con Diego Rabasa

Querétaro 2016, 

Humor, ironía y política, ¿pueden ir en la misma frase? Para analizar la caricatura política reunimos al caricaturista Bonil (Ecuador), galardonado con premios como el World Language Contest, y al caricaturista e ilustrador José Hernández (México), uno de los fundadores de la revista satírica El Chamuco, caricaturista diario en el periódico La Jornada y autor de la novela gráfica Che: una vida revolucionaria. En conversación con Diego Rabasa, editor y escritor.

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Max Hastings

The Warriors

Hay Festival 2005, 
Tales of exceptional heroism and courage as the journalist profiles sixteen international warriors from across three centuries.

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Charles Jencks and Deyan Sudjic

The Prospect Platform

Hay Festival 2005, 
Has the age of iconic building come to an end? Prospect Deputy Editor Alex Linklater is joined by Jencks, author of The Garden of Cosmic Speculation and The Iconic Building and Sudjic author of The Edifice Complex: How the Rich and Powerful Shape the World.

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David Ramsbotham, Francis Gilbert

State of the Nation

Hay Festival 2004, 
Formerly HM Chief Inspector of Prisons, Ramsbotham is the author of Prisongate: The Shocking State of Britains Prisons and the Need for Visionary Change. Gilbert's I'm a Teacher, Get Me Out of Here! recounts his induction into the British education system.

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Jason Byrne

Hay Festival 2004, 
Inspired invention form a mercurial comedy genius. His delight in the rapport with his audience is irresistibly infectious. The most exciting comedy discovery in years.

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The Hamburg Cell by Antonia Bird

Presented by Channel 4

Hay Festival 2005, 
UK, 2004, 101 mins
The film tells the story of the three men, Mohamed Atta, Ziad Jarrah and Ramzi bin al Shibh, from their initial meetings as students in Germany, throught the process of their radicalisation and eventual recruitment to al-Qaeda, which culminated in the events of September 11, 2001. Followed by Q&A at 11.15am: screenwriter Ronan Bennett talks to Alan Rushbridger. 

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George Galloway talks to Rosie Boycott

Hay Festival 2004, 
Late-night conversation with the Glasgow MP, expelled by the Labour Party for his stance on the Iraq War, and author of I'm Not the Only One.

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Germaine Greer

The Boy

Hay Festival 2004, 
In this illustrated lecture the critic examines the erotic image of the male nude in Western Culture form Michelangelo and Caravaggio to the photographs of Nan Goldin and Sally Mann and the images of David Beckham.

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Temple Grandin

Animals in Translation

Hay Festival 2005, 
The animal scientist explores consiousness and communication in Using the Myseteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behaviour. The horse might not talk, but it understands far more than we have ever guessed.

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Greg Dyke talks to Paul Blezard

Hay Festival 2005, 
Discussing the future of TV, Manchester United and the media's treatment of the government with the ex-Director General and author of Inside Story.

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Kevin Powers talks to Claire Armitstead

Fictions: A Shout in the Ruins

Hay Festival 2018, 

Following his hugely celebrated debut novel, The Yellow Birds, Powers returns to the battlefield and its aftermath, this time in his native Virginia, just before and during the Civil War and then 90 years later. The novel pinpoints with unerring emotional depth the nature of random violence, the necessity of love and compassion, and the fragility and preciousness of life.

Kevin Powers talks to Claire Armitstead

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Mark Billingham

Hay Festival 2005, 
The new cult crime-fiction star discusses his latest Tom Thorne work Lifeless. He talks to the distinguished legal commentator Marcel Berlins.

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Kathleen Taylor

Brainwashing

Hay Festival 2005, 
Brainwashing inspires fear and fascination. How can people believe such strange and often dangerous notions as, for example, some cults and terrorists do? The eminent neuroscientist put the brain back into brainwashing to reveal the emerging science of belief.

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Tomás González en conversación con Rosa Beltrán

Xalapa 2014, 

Tomás González es un autor colombiano que comenzó su carrera literaria a principios de los años 70. Desde entonces ha escrito novelas como Primero estaba el mar, La historia de Horacio, Para antes del olvido y La luz difícil, así como cuentos y poesía.
En esta ocasión nos presenta su último trabajo, Temporal, una historia en la que el autor desciende
a lo más profundo del ser humano, del odio y del desamor.

Con el apoyo de la Embajada de Colombia

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Dylan Moran and Ash Atalla talk to Daisy Goodwin

Talkback Comedy Situations

Hay Festival 2004, 
The star and writer of Channel 4's Black Books and the producer of The Office talk about their comedy to the television producer Diasy Goodwin.