In this ever popular evening, join Richard as he tells a story that is
as real as it is unlikely. He connects the euphoria and mayhem of being ‘Top of The Pops’ in the 80s
to his present circumstances as Church of England priest, radio broadcaster and television show
panelist answering amongst many burning questions, “How do you go from pop star to priest?
Richard has a delightfully enquiring mind but with an eye finely tuned to absurdity, so his talks are
always moving, thought provoking, and entertaining in equal order.
Richard is probably best known as the regular host of BBC Radio 4’s Saturday Live programme, and
also appears regularly on Newsnight and TV panel shows such as QI and Have I Got News For You,
where his quick and inventive verbal humour is always to the fore. When the motivation is more
spiritual, Richard has featured on BBC TV’s Songs of Praise specials and as the guest on Pause for
Thought on BBC Radio 2.
A book signing will follow this talk.