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Wednesday 7 December at 7 pm
at Sir James Hawkey Hall,
Woodford Green

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No Cunning Plan
No Cunning Plan
is published in hardback by
Sidgwick & Jackson at £20.
Questions and answers from the
South Woodford Village Gazette.

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Tony Robinson
No Cunning Plan

Tony Robinson returns to where he grew up and went to school to talk about his eagerly-awaited memoir

Sir Tony Robinson is a much-loved actor, presenter and author with a stellar career lasting over fifty years. Now, in his long-awaited autobiography, he reveals how the boy from South Woodford went from child stardom in the first stage production of Oliver!, a pint-sized pickpocket desperately bleaching his incipient moustache, to comedy icon Baldrick, the loyal servant and turnip aficionado in Blackadder.

It wasn’t all plain sailing though. Along the way he was bullied by Steve Marriott, failed to impress Liza Minnelli and was pushed into a stinking London dock by John Wayne. He also entertained us with Maid Marion and Her Merry Men (which he wrote and starred in) and coped manfully when locked naked outside a theatre in Lincoln during the live tour of comedy series Who Dares Wins. He presented Time Team for twenty years, watching countless gardens ruthlessly dug up in the name of archaeology, and risked life and limb filming The Worst Jobs in History.

He is a multi award-winning children’s television writer and has authored many children’s books including the history series Tony Robinson’s Weird World of Wonders. He has also written several books for adults.

Packed full of incident and insight, No Cunning Plan is a funny, self-deprecating and always entertaining read.

Alex Clark

The event will be hosted by Alex Clark, a literary critic for the Guardian, the Observer, the Evening Standard and a former editor of Granta.

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