7.15 – 10.00 p.m. Pre-Festival Event: Literary Quiz
(organised by The Hospice of St Francis, Berkhamsted)
Venue: The Town Hall, Berkhamsted
All profits from the quiz will go to the Hospice.
5.30 – 7.00 p.m. Social Gathering and Buffet Supper
Venue: The King's Arms, The High Street
(Telephone 01442 866595, Fax 01442 877782, or Email.
Cost: £13.95, payable on arrival, please.
(Two courses and coffee, with a vegetarian alternative.)
This has proved a popular opportunity for everyone to meet socially at the outset of the festival. Please contact the King's Arms by Monday 24 September if you intend to be present.
7.30 p.m. Film: Across the Bridge
(1957. Certificate PG. 103 minutes. Black and white.)
Directed by Ken Annakin and starring Rod Steiger, David Knight, Marla Landi, Noel Willman and Bernard Lee.
The screening will be introduced by Quentin Falk.
Venue: The Rex, Berkhamsted
All daytime events are in the Town Hall, Berkhamsted.
A bookstall will be open in the Town Hall throughout the day.
9.30 – 11.00 a.m. Film: They Shot Graham Greene – at the NFT
(BBC Arena programme, 2004. 73 minutes. Black and white.)
Graham Greene interviewed by Quentin Falk, on stage at the National Film Theatre in 1984.
11.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m. Talk: 'The Life and Work of Mervyn Peake'
Sebastian Peake talks about his father, whose work Graham Greene helped to get published.
Tickets for the morning: £7
Please make your own arrangements. There are a number of nearby pubs, cafés and restaurants.
2.30 – 3.30 p.m. Talk: 'Saints, Sinners and Exiles: Graham Greene and Anthony Burgess'
Dr Andrew Biswell, Burgess's biographer, looks at the two authors.
4.00 – 5.15 p.m. Talk: 'Barbara Greene, Countess Strachwitz'
Rupert, Graf Strachwitz looks at the life of his mother, who was born in Brazil on 28 September 1907. The talk will be preceded by an excerpt from a taped interview with Countess Strachwitz about her early life.
Tickets for the afternoon: £7
Throughout the day in the Town Hall there will be displays of photographs of Barbara Greene and the Hall, and of her books.
7.30 p.m. Film: The End of the Party
(2004. 23 minutes. Colour.)
An award-winning short film which will be introduced by its director, Sebastian Godwin.
Film: Went the Day Well?
(1942. Certificate PG. 92 minutes. Black and white.)
Directed by Cavalcanti and starring Leslie Banks, Elizabeth Allan, Frank Lawton, Valerie Taylor, Mervyn Johns and Thora Hird.
The screening will be introduced by Professor Neil Sinyard.
Venue: The Civic Centre, Berkhamsted
Except where otherwise stated, all events are in the Deans' Hall, Berkhamsted Collegiate School.
A bookstall will be open in The Deans' Hall throughout the day.
9.30 – 10.30 a.m. Talk: Figures in Greene's Carpet:
The Power and the Glory to Monsignor Quixote
Professor Robert Davis considers two of Greene's novels.
10.30 – 11.00 a.m. Coffee
11.00 a.m. – 12.30 p.m. 'Graham Greene's Hungarian Connection'
Introduction by Ramon Rami Porta.
Talk: 'Greene and Catholicism in Hungary' by Dr Tamas F Molnar.
Interview: László Róbert interviewed by Dr Molnar.
Tickets for the morning: £8.50
Please make your own arrangements. There are a number of nearby cafés, pubs and restaurants.
Considerations of the two novels Greene set in Africa
2.15 – 3.15 p.m. Talk: The Heart of the Matter
3.45 – 4.45 p.m. Talk: A Burnt-out Case
Professor Christopher Woodhead
Tickets for the afternoon: £8.50
During the festival, tickets will be on sale for a prize draw, with several Greene-related items as prizes. Thanks to John Holder, Random House publishers and Optimum Releasing for donating prizes for this competition.
An exhibition of Folio Society illustrations of Travels with My Aunt by John Holder will be on display, and for sale; an exhibition of book covers of The Heart of the Matter, and of Graham Greene Festival brochures will be on display – all in The Deans' Hall throughout Saturday.
4.45 – 5.45 p.m. A reception with light refreshments, generously provided by The Tablet, will be held in The Old Hall, Berkhamsted Collegiate School. All are welcome.
6.00 p.m.'Amanda Saunders Remembered': David Pearce
6.10 – 6.50 p.m. Readings: 'In the style of Graham Greene'
David Pearce reads parodies and pastiches of Greene.
The Prize Draw will take place before the Birthday Toast.
7.00 p.m. Birthday Toast proposed by Caroline Bourget, Graham Greene's daughter. Wine for the Toast, and all teas and coffees on Saturday and Sunday, have been generously provided by The Tablet.
7.15 – 8.15 p.m. Talk: 'Over the Border: the Letters of Graham Greene'
Professor Richard Greene considers the letters he has edited.
Tickets for the evening: £8.50
with wine and coffee (with a vegetarian alternative)
to be followed by an after-dinner speech by Sir Clement Freud.
Venue: The Old Hall, Berkhamsted Collegiate School
Tickets : £15, payable in advance.
All events are held in the Berkhamsted Collegiate School.
9.45 – 10.45 a.m. Greene's School
David Pearce conducts a tour of those parts of the School associated with Graham Greene. Please meet outside The Old Hall.
10.00 – 11.00 a.m. 'A Greene Miscellany'.
Mike Hill ties up some loose ends from his time as festival director.
Venue: Newcroft Lecture Theatre
11.00 – 11.30 a.m.Coffee. served in Newcroft, Mill Street.
11.30 a.m. – 12.45 p.m. Illustrated talk: 'Limelight in Vienna: a journey round Greene's most charismatic villain'
Professor Niel Sinyard
Venue: Newcroft Lecture Theatre.
Tickets for the morning: £6
12.45 p.m. Farewell Lunch
Cold buffet with wine and coffee (with a vegetarian alternative)
Venue: The Old Hall
Tickets £14, payable in advance
2.30 p.m. The Graham Greene Trail.
Ken Sherwood conducts a walk round Greene's Berkhamsted. Please let Ken know during the festival if you would like to take part in the walk.