John Preston

John Preston


John Preston is a former Arts Editor of the Evening Standard and the Sunday Telegraph. For ten years he was the Sunday Telegraph’s television critic and one of its chief feature writers. He is the author of a travel book and four novels. His most recent novel, The Dig, was published to great acclaim in 2007.

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Event 20: A Very English Scandal

Alexander McKenzie Stage

Acclaimed director Stephen Frears and author John Preston talk about one of the biggest scandals of the century in the trial of liberal leader Jeremy Thorpe. John Preston’s book A Very English Scandal has been adapted for screen and filmed by Stephen Frears for a BBC drama series starring Hugh Grant and Ben Whishaw.