Craig Brown in conversation with Ian Hislop

One Two Three Four

  Friday, September 25th, 2020


We have an unmissable opener for this year’s Festival – an interview with Craig Brown, author of the acclaimed new Beatles biography One, Two, Three, Four.

Craig is a familiar voice as a critic and satirist, best known for his parodies in Private Eye. He will be interviewed by his old partner in crime, long-time editor of Private Eye, Ian Hislop.

Craig’s Sunday Times best-seller is a wry roller-coaster ride of originality: gripping, gossipy, hilarious and sad. Both a critical appreciation and a study of the madness of fame, it paints a vivid picture of The Beatles’ seismic impact on the world.

Her Majesty the Queen perhaps put it best when she remarked on her Golden Wedding anniversary: “Think what we would have missed if we had never heard of the Beatles.”