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Will Caine

The Inquiry

Will Caine and Gavin Esler

Friday, 5 April 2019

12:00pm

1 hour

Bodleian: Divinity School

£7 - £12.50

Investigative filmmaker, historian and novelist Will Caine talks about his debut novel, The Inquiry, in conversation with his friend and fellow journalist and writer Gavin Esler. The two will discuss their work and its influences on their writing.

The Inquiry is a political thriller set in post 9/11 Britain and follows a former MP, now senior judge, asked to conduct an inquiry into the intelligence agencies’ record against Islamist terror, which veers into a hunt for the dark genius manipulating a secret war.

Caine’s television work as a BAFTA-winning producer, director and writer began in the violence of Northern Ireland and took him to trouble spots such as Beirut, Guatemala and apartheid South Af-rica. He turned to history documentaries and was dubbed a ‘formidable World War Two historian’ by the Daily Telegraph. Among his award-winning television productions are Nuremberg: Goering’s Last Stand; The Ascent of Money; Age of Terror; and World in Action. He is author of three non-fiction books, Warlords, Allies at War and The Shape of the World.

Esler is a former presenter of BBC’s Newsnight and the author of five novels and two non-fiction books. His most recent novel was Power Play.

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FT Weekend Title partner University of Oxford BBC World Service International radio partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner Worcester College Worcester College: Festival college partner Irish Embassy, London Supporters of the Irish programme Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press. Sponsors of the programme of American literature and culture The Dorchester Hotels Collection Festival London hotel partner Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Head of Zeus The Macdonald Randolph Hotel The festival hotel Italian Cultural Institute HM Government of Gibraltar Festival green room sponsor Gibunco Group Sponsor of Gibraltar Lecture British Academy BBC Four Television Broadcast media partner Earthwatch Europe Ian and Carol Sellars Emily Rose and James Marrow Jill Dunsmore New College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Cross College St Cross College Jesus College St Hilda’s College St John’s College St John's College The Queen’s College The Queen's College Exeter College Exeter College Hertford College Keble College Keble College Oxford Brookes University Said Business School University of Oxford Mathematical Institute Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies The Oxford Times Regional media partner BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design The Royal Society of Literature Royal Literary Fund Princeton University Press Felicity Bryan Associates University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office Conference Oxford Oxford University Images Oxford University Images The Sheldonian Theatre Oxford University Press Floris of London Critchleys City Audio Visual Bayard Presse Eynsham Hall Macdonald Bear Hotel Sloane Club Ashmolean Museum British Humanist Association The Story Museum Oxford City Council The Litmus Partnership K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography OX magazine Liaison Financial Services Steer