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Stephen Frears

A&B Filmmakers Series: The Director 2

Hay Festival 2005, 
BBC Radio 4's Francine Stock talks to the director whose credits include The Grifters, My Beautiful Launderette, High Fidelity and The Deal. They also preview clips from his new project Mrs Henderson Presents.

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Peter Lord

Wallace and Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit by Nick Park and Steve Box

Hay Festival 2005, 
Peter Lord introduces preview clips form the forthcoming Aardman feature film. It's 'vege-mania' in Wallace and Gromit's neighbourhood and our two enterprising chums are chasing in with their humane pest-control outfit, Anti-Pesto.
(Age 4+)

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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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Eamonn McCabe

The Guardian Session 3: The Photographer

Hay Festival 2005, 
The acclaimed Guardian photographer discusses the role of the Picture Editor, and what makes a great news photograph.

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Jennifer Johnston, Kamila Shamsie, Tash Aw

New Fiction

Hay Festival 2005, 
The multi-award winning Irish novelist Johnston intrduces her Grace and Truth. Shamsie's Karachi story Broken Verses spans a generation. Aw's The Harmony Silk Factory is set in his native Malaysia in the 1930s. Chaired by Paul Blezard.

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Alastair Sawday and Lynne McTaggart

Schumacher Lectures 1: The Real Story of Energy, Food and Health

Hay Festival 2005, 
Sawday's ethical publishing company produces the popular Little Earth Books which reveal what is really happening to our food, water and climate. McTaggart is editor of What Doctors Don't Tell You and Proof.

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Peter Bazalgette talks to Mark Lawson

Billion Dollar Game

Hay Festival 2005, 
The Endemol super-exec examines the rise and rise of reality TV, and the company that changed the face of popular entertainment with Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?, Survivor and Big Brother.

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Dave Eggers

Hay Festival 2005, 
An audience with the American author of How We Are Hungry, You Shall Know Our Velocity and A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius. Eggers in the editor of McSweeney's.

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Tim Collins talks to Rosie Boycott

Rules of Engagement

Hay Festival 2005, 
The army Colonel talks for the first time about the accusations of war crimes levelled against him in Iraq, and reveals the truth about US behaviour during the conflit.

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Herbert Girardet

Schumacher Lectures 2: Eco Cities of the Future

Hay Festival 2005, 
The new designs and technologies which could avert climate change. Introduced by Elaine Brooks.

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Chris Menges

A&B Filmmakers Series: The Cinematographer / Director

Hay Festival 2005, 
Conversation cut with clips from the career of the great cinematographer whose work includes Kes, Made in Britainm A World Apart, The Killing Fields, The Mission and Dirty Pretty Things. He talks to Peter Florence.

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Helena Kennedy and Sadakat Kadri

A Jury of My Peers?

Hay Festival 2005, 
The two human rights barristers examine the workings of the law. Baroness Kennedy has updated her 1992 classic Eve was Framed: Women and British Justice. Kadri's The Trial traces the development of judicial process from Athens to Guantanamo Bay. They talk to Marcel Berlins.

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Tim Radford, Vivienne Parry, Steven Rose, John Maddox

The Guardian Platform: The Fourth Scientific Revolution

Hay Festival 2005, 
The discoveries of Copernicus, Darwin, Crick and Watson all changed humanity's view of itself and it's place in the universe, through the discovery of the solar system, the origin of species and DNA. Leading scientific experts will discuss and predict what discovery will come next to change our perception of ourselves.

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Michael Antoniou, Michael Meacher, Peter Melchett, Jeffrey Smith

Heart to Heart

Hay Festival 2005, 
GM food is deceptive, organic food is natural. We are delighted to welcome   to the annual organic food forum to the Festival.

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Simon Signh

Hay Festival 2005, 
The author of The Cracking Code Book looks at secret codes from Ancient Rome toi the Internet. How do you make codes and how do you break them? How can you protect your diary from prying eyes and how can you sneak a peak at someone else's emails? Simon will have a genuine German World War II Enigma code machine to show how secret codes changed history.
(Age 10+)

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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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Jung Chang

Mao: The Unknown Story

Hay Festival 2005, 
The Wild Swans author launches her revelatory and shocking study of Mao Tse Tung, in conversation with Rosie Boycott.

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John Carey

What Good Are The Arts?

Hay Festival 2005, 
Do the arts make us better people? Are they a sign of civilisation? Are judgements about art anything more than personal opinions? What are works of art anyway?

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Adam Nicholson

Men of Honour: Trafalgar and the Making of the English Hero

Hay Festival 2005, 
Trafalgar gripped the nineteenth-century imagination like no other battle. It finished the global ambitions of a European tyrant but culminated in the death of Admiral Horatio Nelson, the greatest hero of the era.

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Jonathan Coe, Meir Shalev, Nick Laird

New Fiction

Hay Festival 2005, 
Coe introduces The Closed Circle, his sequel to The Rotter's Club. Israeli novelist Shalev discusses The Blue Mountain and Four Meals. Laird introduces his contemprary comedy adventure Utterly Monkey. Chaired by Paul Blezard.

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Fergal Keane

All of These People

Hay Festival 2005, 
The living and dead presence of Keane's alcoholic father haunts this memoir of his journalism training and experience of the Rwanda genocide.

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Simon Signh

Big Bang

Hay Festival 2005, 
The author of Fermat's Last Theorem and The Code Book asks: What is the Big Bang? Who came up with the idea and why do we believe in it? The illustrated lecture will also include Led Zeppelin, the Teletubies and a gherkin.

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Xiaolu Guo, Ronit Matalon, Valerie Martin

New Fiction

Hay Festival 2005, 
Guo juxtaposes Beijing and her fishing Village of Stone. Israeli novelist Matalon is the author of Bliss and The Ore Facing Us. Orange Prize-winner Martin introduces her short stories Love. Chaired by Linda Grant.

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Angus MacQueen

The Documentary Director 3

Hay Festival 2005, 
MacQueen has directed many award-winning documentaries including The Death of Yugoslavia, Gulag, Dancing for Dollars, The Last Peasants and most recently Cocaine for Channel 4. Illustrated by a variety of clips, he talks to The Observer's Tim Adams about his work and how making the Cocaine series changed his views on drugs.

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Noreena Hertz, Phillipe Sands, Michela Wrong

One World

Hay Festival 2005, 
Michael Buerk hosts this exploration of first and third world catastrophe. Hertz, the globalization expert,, is the author of IOU: The Debt Threat and Why We Must Defuse It. Sands is the author of Lawless World: America and the Making and Breaking of Global Rules. Wrong's study of Eritrea is titled I Didn't Do It for You: How the World Betrayed a Small African Nation.

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