Festival talks by Charlie Higson

80. SPIES AND SECRET AGENTS: IN FICTION AND REAL LIFE

Charlie Higson is the best-selling author of the Young Bond series of novels, and Ben Macintyre the author of a number of best-selling books about real spies of World War II and the Cold War. Here they come together with spy novelist Charlie Cumming to discuss secret agents, real and imaginary, in what promises to be a highly entertaining feast of furtiveness for all the family.

AGE 8 TO ADULT

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69. HISTRIONICS QUIZ SHOW

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For many, our history panel show is the highlight of the Festival. With Charlie Higson once more in the chair and John Sessions and Dan Snow also returning, this will be an hour of irreverent history humour as the teams pit their wits in a series of all-new rounds and challenges.

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52. JEKYLL AND HYDE

Charlie Higson is the writer and creator of ITV’s recent re-imagining of the Jekyll and Hyde story. In this talk, he will be discussing advancing the story from Victorian England to the 1930s, the inspiration behind writing it, and some of the many enduring themes and myths explored in this classic work.

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