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Exclusive interview with Charlie Higson

Our penultimate video exclusive from this year’s festival as Xander Drury talks to writer Charlie Higson about his latest zombie-packed adventure in The Enemy series, his time on ‘The Fast Show’ and the key to writing thrilling historical fiction.

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Charlie Higson at CVHF13

Exclusive interview with Justin Pollard

An exclusive interview with Justin Pollard, historical advisor on everything from ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ to ‘The Tudors’ as he discusses with John Fry his new history panel show ‘Histrionics’ and shares his delight at being involved in this year’s festival.

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Ian Hislop and Neil Oliver getting their teeth into CVHF’s own panel show, ‘Histrionics’

Interview with James Heneage

James Heneage, co-founder of the Chalke Valley History Festival, shares with John E Fry his highlights of CVHF13, the secrets behind its unprecedented success and the plans for next year’s festival.

James Heneage speaking at CVHF13

Photos from Histrionics: The Brand New History Panel Show

It is already becoming something of a tradition for the Festival to lay on something slightly lighter-hearted on the Friday evening, and so this year CVHF came up with something entirely new: a brand new history quiz show, combining deep historical knowledge with razor-sharp wit.

With panellists Ian Hislop, Neil Oliver, Dan Snow and Natalie Haynes locking horns under the watchful eyes of Charlie Higson as chair, here are some of the best photos courtesy of John E Fry from one of the more outrageous and irreverence events of the Festival.

 

Exclusive interview with Ian Hislop

An exclusive interview with Ian Hislop at CVHF13, discussing with Xander Drury his fascination with Britain’s ‘Stiff Upper Lip’, his 23 years on ‘Have I Got News For You’ and his take on Boris Johnson’s unstoppable rise.

Camera: John E Fry

Ian Hislop at CVHF13