Â£20, under-18s Â£10
Sunday, 15th September 2019 | 4pm-5.30pm
Nairn Community & Arts Center, King Street, Nairn
We are delighted to welcome well-loved broadcaster and journalist John Sergeant to the festival this year. John won his place in TV history when as a reporter for the BBC he was ‘handbagged’ mid-broadcast by Margaret Thatcher, who
grabbed his microphone and declared her participation in the Conservative leadership ballot.
That memorable incident was just one of many in his 30 year career at the BBC, where John became Chief Political Correspondent. As a war reporter, he covered major trouble spots including Northern Ireland, Vietnam, and the Middle East.
John later turned to writing; his hilarious memoirs, Give Me Ten Seconds, which led to a national touring one-man
show, while his witty analysis of Thatcher’s life and career, Maggie: Her Fatal Legacy, became a bestseller.
Now a freelance journalist and broadcaster, John reports for BBC1’s The One Show, has hosted Have I Got News For
You?, and is a regular on Radio 4 panel shows. John became a hugely popular (and unexpectedly successful) contestant on Strictly Come Dancing. His pet hates include the TV series Casualty, 4x4 cars and… buying shoes.