Gareth Huw Davies

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Syria – when it was last at peace

Ten years ago, in March 2011, peaceful protests against President Bashar Assad’s government began in Syria. Before long a popular uprising turned into full-blown civil war, and unspeakable violence against civilians.  In 2021 Syria is economically devastated and divided, its populations dispersed and desperate, but Assad remains firmly in control.  I visited Syria in its last… Continue reading

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Poirot turns 100: how the Belgian ‘tec met his match in the desert

In October 1920 Agatha Christie introduced Hercule Poirot in her novel, “The Mysterious Affair at Styles”.  And the great detective lives on, in Kenneth Branagh’s adaptation of Death on the Nile, which follows the actor/director’s  Murder on the Orient Express. The film is expected to open late in 2020. 1994 I interviewed David Suchet on set during the filming of… Continue reading