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A dozen celebrities opened the 50th Festival

A dozen celebrities opened the 50th Festival

Celebrity openers

2016: A dozen local celebrities who have opened the Festival before (above)

2015: Fergal Keane

2014: Kevin McNally

2013: Phyllis Logan

2012: Alice Arnold

2011: Richard Briers

2010: Jeremy Vine

2009: David Juritz

2008: Sophie Ellis Bextor

2007: Mary Nightingale

2006: Rageh Omaar

2005: Emily Maitlis

2004: Sir Peter Blake

2003: John Humphrys

2002: Kevin McNally

2001: Charlie Brooks

2000: Elizabeth McGovern

1999: Graham Seed

1998: Gordon Brewer

1997: Richard Briers

1996: Fr Kevin Morris

1995: Gavin Campbell

1994: Susannah Simons

1993: Graham Seed/ Sir George Young

1992: Richard Briers / Sir George Young

1989: Sarah Greene

Kevin McNally

Kevin McNally
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Phyllis Logan opening the 2013 Festival

Phyllis Logan opening the 2013 Festival
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Alice Arnold at the 2012 Festival

Alice Arnold at the 2012 Festival
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