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Rageh Omaar and Gavin Hewitt

Hay Festival 2005, 
The two frontliners discuss their work in the Middle East, the limits of what can be broadcast, issues of neutrality, and extremes of reporting in war zones.

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Steven Mithen

The Singing Neanderthal

Hay Festival 2005, 
The professor of Early Prehistory and Head of the Scholl of Human and Environmental Sciences explores The Origins of Music, Language, MInd and Bodyi

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Meic Povey talks to Simon Harris

Sgript Cymru

Hay Festival 2005, 
The Welsh language playwright has begun an exciting and award-winning transition into writing English. The conversation will be illustrated with performed extracts from his recent English work: Three Women, Indian Country and his new play Life of Ryan ... and Ronnie, to be produced by Sgript Cymru.

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Leslie Law talks to Revel Guest

Hay Festival 2005, 
Athens Olympics equestrian gold-medalist talks horse-sense.

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Robert Elms talks to Paul Blezard

The Way We Were

Hay Festival 2005, 
Face editor and cult radio host on his obsession with fashion.

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Raj Persaud

The Motivated Mind

Hay Festival 2005, 
What distinguishes Donald Trump from this year's failed diet? The psychiatrist investigates the latest psychological research on motivation, proposing startling conclusions.

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Dave Harker and Marion Walls

The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

Hay Festival 2005, 
Reg Johnson of The Robert Tressell Estate introduces this expert discussion of Robert Tressell's 1914 classic of socialism and political awakening.

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Doreen Massey

For Space

Hay Festival 2005, 
An impassioned argument for revitalising our imagination of space.

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Cat Weatherill

The Real Princess

Hay Festival 2005, 
In celebration of the Hans Christian Anderson bicentenary, the much loved waever of tales relates one of his most famous stories. One cold and rainy night a girl arrives at the castle gates, claiming to be a princess. But is she really royal? Only a pea will tell.

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Anne Fine

Raking the Ashes

Hay Festival 2005, 
The celebrated children's writer discusses her new fiction for adults, a coruscating comedy of domestic warfare.

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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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Garth Nix

Hay Festival 2005, 
The Australian fantasy superstar entertains with tales from the third book in the Keys to the Kingdom series, Drowned Wednesday, in which our hero, Arthur Penhaligon, finds himself on an adventure that will pit him against pirates, storms, explosions of Nothing-laced gunpowder and a vast and ever-hungry beast.
(Age 10-14)

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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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David and Ben Crystal

Shakespeare Miscellany

Hay Festival 2005, 
The cult Linguistics Prof and his actor son work out their issues with Shakespeare, balancing scholarship and showbiz, language and passion: classic Crystal.

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Ann Pettifor, Herbert Girardet, James Vaccaro, Kika Williamson

Money

Hay Festival 2005, 
Ann Pettifor (Advocacy International), Herbert Girardet (Schumacher Society), James Vaccaro (Investment Manager, Triodos Bank) and Kika Williamson (Time Banks UK) will be exploring notions of real wealth in the age of the consumer, ethical investment, time as 'money' and changes in the relationshoip between money and value.

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Zizou Corder, Ann Halam, Stuart Hill

The Story Journey

Hay Festival 2005, 
Louisa Young, one half of Zizou Corder, has created the best-selling trilogy Lion Boy, the glorious and exotic adventures of the boy who can speak Cat. Ann Halam's most recent heroine embarks on an epic journey throught snow, ice, science and fairy tale in the dazzling Siberia. Stuart Hill's Cry of the Icemark, followed the wondrous adventures of Thirrin Strong-in-the-Arm as she travels across the Land-of-the-Ghosts to the frozen Hub of the World. 
(Age 12+)

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Louise Doughty, Victoria Briggs

The Asham Award

Hay Festival 2005, 
We celebrate the foremost short story prize for women writes with a discussion and reading with Doughty, one of this year's judges and 2003 award-winner Briggs.

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Anne Fine

Calling All Children

Hay Festival 2005, 
An hour with the Pied Piper of children's tales who was the second Children's Laureate between 2001 and 2003 and is twice winner of the Carnegie Medal. She has also won the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, the Whitbread Children's Novel Award twice, and a Smarties Prize.
(Age 8+)

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Francesca Rhydderch, Kathryn Gray, Patrick McGuinness

The New Welsh Review

Hay Festival 2005, 
The NWR Editor hosts a British Poetry session of readings and conversation to launch the Summer Edition.

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Claire Armistead, Julia Eccleshare, Jacqueline Wilson and friends

Guardian Children's Fiction Prize

Hay Festival 2005, 
Announcement of the longlist. Here's your chance to ask the experts what they think of your favourite books and to join our young critics' competition.

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Greil Marcus and John Harris

Like a Rolling Stone: Bob Dylan at the Crossroads

Hay Festival 2005, 
The story, context and appreciation of Dylan's revolutionary classics, recorded forty years ago.

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Deborah Moggach

A&B Filmmakers Series: The Screenwriter 3

Hay Festival 2005, 
The novelist and screen-adaptor discusses her work on, and previews clips from the forthcoming Working Title movie of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, starring Keira Knightley, Matthew MacFadyen and Judi Dench.

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Julian Barnes

Hay Festival 2005, 
The author of Flaubert's Parrot, The Lemon Table and The Pendant in the Kitchen previews his forthcoming fiction Arthur & George.

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Tony Wilson talks to John Harris

Hay Festival 2005, 
The iconic Manchester broadcaster and Factory Records founder, immortalised in the film 24-hour Party People, runs the In The City music festival and the Red Cellars label. He presents his new band RAW T later tonight.

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Michelle Paver

Hay Festival 2005, 
Wolf Brother is a universal story of friendship survival and betrayal that carries you back thousands of years to the ancient darkness of a prehistoric forest, to a world steeped in magic and elemental terror, of tree spirits and Hidden People.
(Age 9+)

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