Baillie Gifford Borders Book Festival Online 2020
Broadcast Date Sunday 12 July
No-one in the Borders ever asks ‘Rory who?’. There’s only one Rory. And that’s our Rory. Since 2006 and for virtually the whole life of the Borders Book Festival, Rory Bremner has had the marquees rocking with laughter and delight, charming and informing audiences with his mastery of mimicry mixed with acute political and social analysis. Every year his show has been the first to sell out and often he has opened the festival, set a wonderful tone and sent everyone into a joyful weekend with a smile on their face. For Borderers, Rory is one of us, an adopted son who is much loved.
But his memorable shows starring everyone from Bill Clinton to Bill McLaren and Boris Johnson are by no means Rory’s only contributions to the festival. He has helped hugely in sprinkling pixie dust on the marquees in Harmony Garden, opening his contacts’ book to invite Michael Parkinson, David Frost, John Cleese and many others.
Rory will talk to Alistair about the last fifteen years, last week, next week and both will look forward to returning to the garden of delights in the summer of 2021.
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