The Radio Times is to host its inaugural eponymous festival, in what it intends to become an annual fixture on the cultural calendar.
The television and radio-focused publication will bring together some of the most familiar and best-loved faces to the ancient environs of Hampton Court Palace, most recently used as the stage set for smash-hit drama, Wolf Hall; the venerable David Attenorough will join the country’s most famous cake maker, Paul Hollywood, while Simon Schama and Melvyn Bragg will also take to the stage to supply the highbrow quotient for the event.
Ben Preston, Radio Times Editor, says: “I’m delighted to announce the first Radio Times Festival. What better place to celebrate broadcasting than at Hampton Court Palace – the true heart of this year’s outstanding drama Wolf Hall. For 92 years Radio Times has prided itself on telling readers when and where to find the very best television and radio. Now we’re hosting the first Radio Times Festival so you can meet and discover more from broadcasting’s most talented people. We have secured some of the best names for the festival, which contains more than 70 sessions, and are confident that this event will be a huge success and capture the public’s imaginations.”
24th-27th September, The Green at Hampton Court Palace;www.radiotimesfestival.com