Richard Ingrams - Ludo and the Power of the Book

Richard Ingrams - Ludo and the Power of the Book

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Sunday 5 November, 2017

Leconfield Hall Petworth GU28 0AH

4.30pm (Ending approx. 5.30pm)

Adults £10 | 18 and under £5


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Sir Ludovic (Ludo) Kennedy was one of the best known and most popular television journalists of his generation, a masterly interviewer and maker of documentaries. But his lifelong ambition was to be known as a writer. After serving as a naval officer in the Second World War and an abortive attempt to get into parliament as a Liberal MP he achieved worldwide recognition with his best-selling book Ten Rillington Place, later a film starring John Hurt and Richard Attenborough. Arguing that a book by an accomplished writer is the only effective means of righting an injustice, Richard Ingrams re-tells the story of four gripping murders for which innocent men (later championed by Ludo) were made to suffer by corrupt policemen and bungling politicians and judges.

Richard Ingrams will appear in conversation with Edward Enfield.

Richard Ingrams was one of the founders of Private Eye and was its editor for many years, before going on to found The Oldie in 1992, which he then edited until 2014. He was also a long serving columnist in The Observer and later The Independent.