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The full programme is available for this year’s festival, 25 May to 4 June - you can download a PDF of the programme here. We very much look forward to seeing you in May.

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The Art of the Box Set

BBC Radio Drama

Event 18 Venue: BBC Tent

The Art of the Box Set

How do you create unmissable cliffhangers and characters that listeners both love and love to hate? Alison Hindell, Head of Audio Drama for the BBC, will discuss the art and technique of writing serials and long-running series with two leading writers of radio drama.

Price: £0.00

Helen Fielding talks to Viv Groskop

Bridget Jones’s Baby

Event 27 Venue: Oxfam Moot

Helen Fielding talks to Viv Groskop

The world’s favourite singleton is back with a bump. Fielding discusses the (gloriously different) book and film versions of her comic masterpiece.

Price: £9.30

Charlotte Rampling talks to Sarfraz Manzoor

Who I Am

Event 80 Venue: Oxfam Moot

Charlotte Rampling talks to Sarfraz Manzoor

The actor reminisces in an intimate self-portrait, with stories and photographs from her long career – from classic movies Georgy Girl and The Night Porter to Broadchurch and The Sense of an Ending.

Price: £8.30

Stephen Fry, Blanche McIntyre, Tom Hodgson, Roger Allam, Fiona Shaw and John Jencks

The Hippopotamus

Event 152 Venue: Baillie Gifford Stage

A wonderful opportunity for a first look at John Jencks’ new film of Stephen Fry’s novel, starring Matthew Modine, Tim McInnerny, Fiona Shaw and Roger Allam. Join the film-makers and the author for a unique insight into the movie.

Price: £8.30

Ed Thomas, Ed Talfan and David Wilson


Event 257 Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage

The producers of the cult noir film thriller are joined by photographer David Wilson to talk about the silent character in the hit TV show: the landscapes of Ceredigion. Wilson has captured these landscapes for the new book Hinterland Landscapes and the panel will reflect on what the settings have brought to the show, and the impact the show has had on this quiet part of Wales.

Price: £7.30

Chris Menges talks to Peter Florence


Event 303 Venue: Good Energy Stage

Chris Menges talks to Peter Florence

An evening celebrating the outstanding work of the cinematographer whose films include The Reader, Dirty Pretty Things, Notes on a Scandal, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close.  He has won two Oscars: for The Killing Fields and The Mission.

Price: £8.30

James Cary, Rebecca Welsh and Catherine Davies

Greening the Box

Event 319 Venue: Cube

An all-star group of entertainment and sustainability industry pioneers come together to debate the role content plays in focusing world attention on global warming. Writer James Cary’s comedy hits include Bluestone 42 and Miranda; Rebecca Welsh is a producer of Strictly Come Dancing and Come Dine With Me. Catherine Davies is the Development Director at Shire Oak Films.

Price: £7.30