Since he was two years old, modern-day troubadour and singer-songwriter Otto Wichers has spent all his summers on the island of Vlieland in the north of the Netherlands. That was also where he performed as Lucky Fonz III for the first time. He returns to the island for a performance at Into the Great Wide Open Festival. "Lucky Fonz, that's just me without all the boring stuff and with the fun stuff in Technicolor. That's how I see it." This contemporary troubadour addresses the joy of singing and what fame means to him: "Sometimes people ask me whether being famous has bothered me. I tell them I've actually been suffering from a lack of fame for the past 26 years."
The story is loosely based on a 17th century erotic Chinese story named The Carnal Prayer Mat and follows a young scholar named Yangsheng who gets married to the beautiful daughter of a local merchant.
Recently-retired MI6 agent, George Smiley is doing his best to adjust to a life outside the secret service until a disgraced agent reappears with information concerning a mole at the heart of the service.
There is a new criminal mastermind at large (Professor Moriarty) and not only is he Holmes’ intellectual equal, but his capacity for evil and lack of conscience may give him an advantage over the detective.