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Owen Sheers, Joseph Fiennes, Josie Rourke

Unicorns, Almost

Hay Festival 2005, 
The writer, the actor and the director discuss their work in progress on Sheers' stage adaptation of the life and poetry of World War II poet Keith Douglas with Peter Florence.

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Helena Kennedy, Tom Bingham, Lisa Jardine

Pembertons Book Club: To Kill a Mocking Bird

Hay Festival 2005, 
Chair Kate Mosse hosts this discussion about Harper Lee's twentieth-century classic tale of prejudice in the deep South.

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Peter Rabbit 1

Hay Festival 2005, 
Hop along to this charming interactive puppet show where The Tale of Peter Rabbit is brought to life.
(Age 4-7)

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Sting

Hay Festival 2005, 
The songwriter and bass player discusses his work and his memoir Broken Music with David Sinclair.

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Jude Kelly

The Orange Prize For Fiction Lecture: Fear of the Artist

Hay Festival 2005, 
Jude Kelly speaks about the nature of creative fear and how it can be put to more public use. She dicusses the vital role of the artist in harnessing the power of fear, and how their knowledge of fear and their struggle between expression and invisibility offers an alternative model of courage for society.

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Jonathan Safran Foer

Extremely Lous and Incredibly Close

Hay Festival 2005, 
The American's second novel is a work of genius exploring the aftermath of the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Centre. He talks to Peter Florence.

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Menna Elfyn talks to Ceri Sherlock

Hay Festival 2005, 
We celebrate Perffaith Nam (Perfect Law), the new poetry collection from the leading Welsh language poet, in reading and conversation.

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Bob Geldof

Hay Festival 2005, 
The musician marks the twentieth anniversary of Live Aid talking about Africa Commission, the G8, and launches his book Geldof in Africa.

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Ian Rankin

Fleshmarket Close

Hay Festival 2005, 
The great Edinburgh crimewrite discusses his latest Inspector Rebus novel with Raj Persaud.

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David Baddiel talks to Rosie Boycott

The Secret Purposes

Hay Festival 2005, 
The comedian's novel depicts the intternment of German Jewish refugees on the Isle of Man in the 1940s.

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Louis de Bernieres and The Antonius Players

Hay Festival 2005, 
The poet and his ensemble return with a programme of poetry and music from the British Islesincluding Purcell, traditional music from Scotland and Ireland and variations on Greensleeves.

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John Harris and Polly Tonybee and David Walker

Is Labour Working?

Hay Festival 2005, 
We test the new political water one month after the election. Harris is the author of So Now Who Do We Vote For? Tonybee and Walker co-wrote Better or Worse? Has Labour Delivered? Chaired by Jonathan Heawood.

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Cries from the Heart

Human Rights Watch Gala

Hay Festival 2005, 
A star-studded cast of Festival artists gather for this celebration performance of voices for justice.

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Patrick Neate's Book Slam@Cherry Jam

Hay Festival 2005, 
The novelist fronts his cult cabaret club of words, music and all things intersected. This showcase of the UK's finest young talent promises modern storytelling in all it's funkiest forms (poetic and rhythmic, electric and acoustic). The full line-up will be published online at www.hayfestival.com and www.bookslam.com.

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Peter Rabbit 2

Hay Festival 2005, 
See above, Saturday 4 June, 5:30 pm.

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Michael Deeley

A&B Filmmaker's Series: The Producer 2

Hay Festival 2005, 
The producer whose credits include The Italian Job, The Deer Hunter, The Man Who Fell to Earth and Blade Runner talks to Peter Florence.

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Jonathan Coe, Jonathan Foer, Zadie Smith

Penguin Breakfast 2

Hay Festival 2005, 
Celebrate the seventieth anniversary of the iconic paperback publishers with three stories from the Penguin roster.

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Sandi Toksvig

Hay Festival 2005, 
The Hans Christian Anderson Bicentenary Ambassador celebrates her illustrious compatriot, creator of some of the most potent and loved myths and fables of all literature.

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Steve Bell

Guardian Breakfast 4: The Cartoonist

Hay Festival 2005, 
The savage satirist who fixed Dubya in The Apes of Wrath discusses the art of political cartoon.

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Michael Buerk talks to Rosie Boycott

The Road Taken

Hay Festival 2005, 
Through Cardiff, The Daily Mail and across the world as a BBC correspondent, with a world-chaning stop in Ethiopia.

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Anthony Howard

Basil Hume

Hay Festival 2005, 
The journalist introduces his life of the late Catholic Primate of England.

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David Mitchell and Andrew Miller

Hay Festival 2005, 
Mitchell discusses his acclaimed and brilliantly inventive Cloud Atlas. Miller launches his compelling contemporary novel The Optimists. Chaired by Alex Linklater.

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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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Joseph Rotblat and Robert McNamara talk to Jon Snow

WMD: Horses Mouth

Hay Festival 2005, 
McNamara quit as Lyndon Johnson's Secretary over the bombing of North Vietnam. He had previously developed Kennedy's 'assured destruction' policy. Atomic Scientist Rotblat quit the Manhattan Project when it became apparent Nazi Germany would not build the bomb. He won the Nobel Prize in 1995 for his work with the Pugwash Project to abolish nuclear weapons.

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Richard Ingrams

The Life and Adventures of William Cobbett

Hay Festival 2005, 
The Oldie Editor offers a vivid and perceptive account of the great nineteenth-cenury English radical and author of Rural Rides. Chaired by Palash Dave.

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