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ROBIN LANE FOX
Robin Lane Fox is an Oxford Don renowned for his work on Alexander the Great.
He is featured in a television programme in which he meets director Oliver Stone, and ends up riding a horse in his new film - a biopic of Alexander the Great.
Charging for Alexander is on BBC Four on Tuesday 11 May, 2004.
DR. SUSAN WHITFIELD
Dr. Susan Whitfield is Director of the International Dunhuang Project - an international venture to make the millions of manuscripts found in one single cave on the Silk Road available on one website.
She is also the Curator of a new exhibition at the British Library. The Silk Road - Trade, Travel, War and Faith, runs from 7 May – 12 September, 2004. It includes priceless and rarely seen Silk Road treasures excavated by the archaeologist Aurel Stein. Among his finds are the earliest dated and printed book in the world, the Diamond Sutra, and objects offering an unprecedented glimpse into the everyday life of people on the Silk Road in the first millennium.
Twenty years ago the actor Michael Praed leapt to fame in the musical The Pirates of Penzance. He was spotted by producers and cast in the television series Robin of Sherwood. This led him to Hollywood and to the role of Prince of Moldavia in the TV hit series Dynasty. He has since appeared in west end shows including Contact and Aspects of Love.
He is now starring at the Lyric Theatre in Beautiful and Damned - a musical based on the lives of Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald, the beautiful couple of the 1920’s, famed for their high living, big spending and party-going.
Box Office: 0870 890 1107.
David Sedaris is an American humorist and writer.
He publishes the latest collection of his wry essays on his life.
Dress your family in Corduroy and Denim is published by Abacus, price: £10.99.