BBC teams up with Litfest

BBC4 and The Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival are to link up for a fourth time, with a dedicated weekend of events, including a tribute to Harold Pinter.

The festival, which runs from 2nd-10th April, will include two days of events over the second weekend (9th and 10th April) presented by the digital channel to mark the Books on the BBC initiative. These include a screening of “The Beauty of Books” with producer/director Michaek Waterhouse; a talk and excerpts from William Ivory’s “Women in Love”; and Adam Nicolson discussing his documentary and HarperPress title on “The Making of the King James Bible”. Alan Yentob will also introduce his BBC1 “Imagine” documentary on Tolstoy.

Richard Klein, controller BBC Four, said: ‘We’re delighted to partner with the Oxford Literary Festival again this year, supporting in depth discussion and enjoyment of literature through BBC Four programmes and their expert contributors.”

On April 8th, the festival will also pay tribute to Harold Pinter, including a screening of the BBC2 “Arena” special on the playwright.