Top 5 - TV People
This article is from 2008.
The Book Festival always attracts a number of top notch folk who may well be recognisable from appearing on the small box in the corner of your living room
Susie Dent Don’t even ask her to be drawn on the subject of the ‘Carol Countdown Controversy’. Along with fellow word fan Henry Hitchings, the nine-letter word expert will be talking about the ever-evolving English language. 20 Aug, 2pm, £9 (£7).
Dan Cruickshank The architecture broadcasting world’s answer to Peter Snow will be getting quivery with excitement as he chinwags about all manner of amazing buildings around the globe. 18 Aug, 6.30pm, £9 (£7).
Matt Frei Our BBC man in Washington is set for a pretty busy second half to his year. But he’ll no doubt be as charming as ever even when the pressure cranks up come polling day. 15 Aug, 6.30pm, £9 (£7).
Julie Myerson An author in her own right before she ever got on the box, Myerson might well be familiar to you for being the level-headed one on the Newsnight Review panel. 19 Aug, 10.15am, £9 (£7).
Yasmin Alibhai-Brown For those who work (or don’t) from home, YA-B will be a familiar face from Matthew Wright’s debating of the day’s news stories on Five. In this event, Alibhai-Brown raises the tone a little with a chat about how Shakespeare changed her life. 21 Aug, 4.30pm, £9 (£7).