George Alagiah

Colombo-born George Alagiah is familiar to millions as a BBC journalist and newscaster and, more recently, as a figurehead for cancer patients and campaigner for improved cancer screening. He is the author of two memoirs charting his family story and the process of becoming an Englishman: A Passage to Africa and A Home from Home: from Immigrant Boy to English Man but has now turned novelist with his well-received thriller of murky dealings in post-apartheid South Africa, The Burning Land
George will be in conversation with a fellow star of the BBC, Petroc Trelawny, presenter of Radio 3's Breakfast and author of an upcoming memoir on his Cornish boyhood and enduring love of trains.

Follow George on Twitter: @BBCAlagiah
This event is supported by The Durham Friends.

The Cutfield Freeman Marquee
St Endellion Church
St Endellion
Port Isaac
PL29 3TP