Main image: Joseph Conrad by George Charles Beresford, 1938

COMPETITION: Two screenplays of Christopher Hampton’s adaptation of The Secret Agent up for grabs

The Academy award-winning screenwriter Christopher Hampton has donated two screenplays of his adaptation of Joseph Conrad’s The Secret Agent to give away to two lucky winners. Christopher Hampton will be speaking on Friday 25 October at a special screening of The Secret Agent, which stars Bob Hoskins, Gérard Depardieu, Jim Broadbent and Christian Bale.

To enter, please answer the following question: 

In both Hampton’s screen adaptation and Conrad’s novel what does The Professor use to contain the explosives?

Please submit your answer on an email headed ‘Joseph Conrad Competition’ to by Sunday 27 October 2013.  The winner will be drawn at random from the correct answers and will be notified by email during the week beginning Monday 28 October 2013. 

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