This year’s Book Fair ended on the day of our show. Organisers estimate about a million people visited it over the week it was opened.
510 publishers from 22 countries were there to show their wares, and apart from the selling, about 90 writers and authors took part in more than 250 events. We present a few of the highlights, including Han Han, Zhang Yihe, Stephen Fry, Frederick Forsyth, Andrew Roberts, and Anthony Horowitz.
Movie Review – Salt
In our movie review, Gary Pollard tells us about “Salt”, the main character of which was originally Edwin A. Salt, who was going to be played by Tom Cruise. Cruise went on to “Knight and Day”, and one sex change and script rewrite later Edwin became Evelyn, and the more curvaceous Angelina Jolie. Evelyn is a CIA agent who interrogates a Russian who walks into the office one day. He tells her a double agent is going to assassinate the Russian president. The double agent’s name is Evelyn Salt. The chase is on.
In our studio – pianist Ka-jeng Wong and flautist Wilson Ng
In our studio KJ and NG, local pianist Ka-jeng Wong and flautist Wilson Ng treat us to a little tango. It’s a preview of their upcoming two-night concert.