Craig Brown in conversation with Ian Hislop

One Two Three Four

  Friday, September 25th, 2020


Our opener for the 2020 Festival was an interview with Craig Brown, author of the acclaimed 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.”