Charlie Higson is a successful author, actor, comedian and writer for television and radio. He wrote the phenomenally successful Young Bond series which has now sold over a million copies in the UK and has been translated into over 24 different languages. His television successes have included Saturday Live, the Harry Enfield Television Programme, The Smell of Reeves and Mortimer, Shooting Stars, Randall and Hopkirk Deceased, the film Suite 16, Swiss Toni and, of course, the Fast Show. Most recently he co-produced with Paul Whitehouse the controversial and award-winning spoof radio series Down the Line for BBC Radio 4, in which they also both performed, which became the television comedy series Bellamy’s People on BBC2.
Family Ticket: 2 adults, 3 children; Child Ticket: aged 5-15; Under 5: FREEComedian, actor and writer Charlie Higson is the author of the phenomenally successful Young Bond series which has now sold over a million copies in the UK. James Bond was the ultimate individualist, a man who fought against the authoritarian regimentation of Russian Communism. He was also an assassin, not merely a spy, a man who was prepared to meet brutal Communist techniques head-on in defence of England. This will be a brilliant talk suitable for all ages, especially budding secret agents.
The Outdoor Programme daily ticket gives you access to everything on the festival's massive Outdoor Programme.
We have talks on the IPGL and History Hit Outdoor Stages, the Living History encampments and static displays, Speaker's Corner talks, performances from the History Tellers and others, live music, two bars, the Emporium, book shops and numerous cafes and food stalls. Anyone with an Outdoor Programme ticket can access up to twenty-five different scheduled events on any one day, so it is truly great value.
For those wishing to experience The Trench, Sword School and Children's Creative History events, these are ticketed separately and need to be pre-booked. Rides on the Vintage Fairground are payable at the ride.
Tickets to individual events in the Hiscox and Smith & Williamson tents also provide access to the Outdoor Programme on that particular day (1 person per ticket).
Our ever-popular comedy history panel show returns with Fast Show comedian and author Charlie Higson as quizmaster. We are delighted that Have I Got News for You team captain Ian Hislop is back to face our other team captain Dan Snow. Devised by Justin Pollard from AI, there will be sixty minutes of quickfire historical humour with new rounds and challenges for the teams providing another hilarious Friday evening at the festival.