The King’s Witch: James I and the Gunpowder Plot
Our Uninvited Guests
7.00pm Wednesday, 19th September 2018
Frances Gorges, daughter of Elizabeth I’s favourite lady-in-waiting, finds herself accused of witchcraft and becomes embroiled in the plot to oust James I from the throne.
Gladiators and Empires: What can we learn from the Ancient Worlds?
3.00pm Thursday, 20th September 2018
In this beautifully illustrated talk, Julie looks at some of Britain’s country houses occupied between 1939 and 1945 by people who would never otherwise have set foot in such opulent surroundings.
A History of the World in 21 Women
7.00pm Friday, 21st September 2018
Two titans of Roman historical fiction go head-to-head in a gladiator match of epic proportions.
So They Call You Pisher
3.00pm Monday, 24th September 2018
In the sequel to her bestselling book A History of Britain in 21 Women, journalist and broadcaster Jenni Murray celebrates great women from around the world – rescuing some from obscurity and shining a new light on familiar names.
Take Nothing With You
3.00pm Tuesday, 25th September 2018
Join Michael Rosen, the well-known children's writer, poet, performer and broadcaster, as he reflects on a career both varied and long.
The Magic Lamp: Dreams of Our Age
7.00pm Tuesday, 25th September 2018
One of the country’s best-loved novelists, Patrick Gale came to the attention of many in 2017 with his original BBC television drama Man In An Orange Shirt.
7.00pm Friday, 28th September 2018
The Booker Prize winning poet and novelist Ben Okri and the remarkable painter Rosemary Clunie have combined on a unique book. The Magic Lamp is a collaboration, a jointly created work rooted in storytelling and fairy tales, in which words and images have equal place, each giving inspiration to the other.