The Hippopotamus

The Hippopotamus

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An hilarious tale based on Stephen Fry’s seminal novel. Join Fry, cast and film-makers live by satellite from the Hay Literary Festival for a Q&A after the screening.

When disgraced theatre-critic and poet Ted Wallace (Roger Allam) is fired from his job, he is asked to his friends Lord and Lady Loganʼs (Matthew Modine & Fiona Shaw) country manor, Swafford Hall, to investigate a series of unexplained miracle healings. Ted tracks down the perpetrator of the phenomena, fifteen-year-old David Logan (Tommy Knight), whose parents believe he has healing hands.

His natural cynicism makes him the ideal candidate to get to the bottom of what’s going on, as well as some good whisky bottles. Filmed at the beautiful West Wycombe House in Buckinghamshire.

Live Satellite Q&A with Stephen Fry Sun 28 May 19:30 (£12.50)
Encore Sat 3 Jun 15:15 (£12.50)