James Runcie

The Road to Grantchester

Date: Wednesday 18th September 2019
Venue: St Peter’s Church
Time: 7pm
Tickets: £12 (Students £10)

Grantchester, the gentle six-part crime series featuring the detective clergyman Sidney Chambers, starring Robson Green and, until recently, James Norton, has had a large and loyal following since it began in 2014. Its creator shares with us the inspiration for the ecclesiastical storyline and his latest prequel to the successful drama.

A man with many strings to his bow, James Runcie is also a playwright and Commissioning Editor for Arts at BBC Radio 4. He was a founder member of The Late Show, and made documentary films for the BBC for fifteen years before going freelance to make programmes for Channel 4 and ITV.

A veteran of festival programming and chairing – including Bath, the Southbank Centre and the Edinburgh International Book Festival – he’ll offer too a unique view on arts broadcasting in Britain and what the future holds for listeners and viewers.

In partnership with the Festival Friends

James Runcie, Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival
The Road to Grantchester, James Runcie, Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival