Paul Gambaccini at Blenheim Literary Festival
- 25 Sep 2015
- 16:00 -17:00
- The Marlborough Room, Blenheim Palace
One of Britain’s best-known and most respected DJs and radio presenters, Paul Gambaccini, gives Lord Daniel Finkelstein a no-holds-barred account of the year he spent under a cloud of suspicion before being told he would not face historic sex assault charges.
Gambaccini was arrested in October 2013, disgraced in the press, had many personal possessions confiscated and found himself unable to work while having to pay thousands in legal fees. His story is one of betrayal by the country he had adopted and grown to love, of the misadventures he had with the Crown Prosecution Service and Metropolitan Police, and of how he fought back with the support of his partner and true friends.
Gambaccini is the only presenter to have broadcast regularly on BBC Radios 1, 2, 3 and 4. He was a long-time presenter of Classic FM’s The Classic Countdown and currently hosts America’s Greatest Hits on Radio 2 and music quizCounterpoint on Radio 4.
Here he talks to Lord Finkelstein, politician and former executive editor of The Times, and someone who was critical of the time spent on bail by Gambaccini.
Getting there Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1PP
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