The Consequence of Love

Fiction

The Consequence of Love

Wed 22 Nov

What happens when the past collides with the present, passion with reason? Sandra Howard talks about her novel of lost loves, deceits and second chances.

M: MI5’s Greatest Spymaster

History

M: MI5’s Greatest Spymaster

Wed 22 Nov

Historian Henry Hemming tells us the story of Maxwell Knight, the maverick MI5 officer, better known as ‘M’, a complex, a conflicted character and an inspiration for the James Bond ‘M’ as well as John Le Carré’s Jack Brotherhood in A Perfect Spy.

Look Who’s Back

Film

Look Who’s Back

Wed 22 Nov

When Adolf Hitler reawakens at the site of his former bunker 70 years later, he's mistaken for a brilliant comedian and becomes a media phenomenon. The film, based on the bestselling novel by Timur Vermes, translated into English by Jamie Bulloch, was a huge hit in Germany.

German round table

World

German round table

Wed 22 Nov

Can Germany keep reinventing itself? From its dark 20th century history, it has emerged as the keystone of Europe, welcoming refugees fleeing war. Once a city cleaved apart, Berlin is now an open-minded cultural capital.

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