David Dimbleby – Keep Talking

David Dimbleby has interviewed prime ministers and presidents, made award-winning documentaries, chaired Question Time for 25 years and anchored the broadcast of historic events.

Keep Talking is David’s wry look at his own extraordinary career, and the people, events and controversies he has encountered along the way. As a broadcaster for the BBC, David had an obligation to appear a neutral observer. Now finally ‘off the leash’ he writes without inhibition but with his characteristic wit, clarity and insight, about monarchy, politics, and the state of Britain.  

His book is enlivened with honest accounts of broadcasting from the inside and considers the power of broadcasting – through programmes such as Question Time – to explore and amplify the public voice. 
Serious, outspoken, and leavened with humour, it reveals how David has seen it all – and is now telling it as he sees it.

‘Thoughtful, very readable… we have been lucky, lucky, lucky to have him.’ The Times

Chaired by Jacqui Hodgson

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Theatre, Queen's Hall Arts Centre
Theatre, Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Beaumont Street, Hexham, NE46 3LS


25 Apr 2023


6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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