Sunday 22 Dec 2013
The BBC today (Saturday 23 April) announces that Anne Robinson will be returning to host a second series of her daily chat show for BBC Two Daytime – My Life In Books, which invites well-known personalities to share their love of books.
From authors and actors to television presenters and academics, each day two well-known guests will join Anne to discuss some of their favourite works of literature.
Through their choices the guests reveal their childhood, tough times and inspiring moments – both personal and professional.
Anne Robinson says: "I'm delighted so many viewers enjoyed My Life In Books and relished the chance to hear about other people's favourite reads."
Liam Keelan, Controller, BBC Daytime, says: "The first series of My Life In Books proved hugely popular with guests and audiences alike. I'm delighted that Anne will be back to host a second series of the show which is a true celebration of literature in all its guises."
This literary treat takes a journey through the world of books as the guests reveal the five books that mean the most to them, taking in fairytales that fired their imagination, heroes and heroines they dreamed of becoming, new worlds that were opened to them through children's books, classic or contemporary novels, diaries, biographies, travelogues and perhaps even poetry or annuals.
Guests from the first series included the Duchess of Devonshire; actors Larry Lamb and Elizabeth McGovern; comedians Sarah Millican and Hardeep Singh Kohli; authors PD James and Jeanette Winterson; and TV and radio favourites Sue Perkins, Giles Coren, Clare Balding, Richard Bacon and Sir Trevor McDonald.
The 10x30-minute programmeswill be broadcast on BBC Two Daytime in Spring 2012. The programme is a co-commission with BBC Learning and the commissioning executive is Jo Street.