iPlayer Radio What's New?

Book of the Week Episode guide

  1. Shopping, Seduction and Mr Selfridge

    Lindsay Duncan reads from Lindy Woodhead's biography of Harry Gordon Selfridge

    Image for Shopping, Seduction and Mr Selfridge
  2. Blue Sky July

    Nia Wyn's memoir of the first years of her son's life, read by Siriol Jenkins

    Image for Blue Sky July
  3. Barefaced Lies and Boogie-Woogie Boasts

    Jools Holland reads from his autobiography

    Image for Barefaced Lies and Boogie-Woogie Boasts
  4. Red Moon Rising

    Matthew Brzezinski's story of Sputnik and the rivalries that ignited the space age

    Image for Red Moon Rising
  5. Arthur Conan Doyle: A Life in Letters

    Letters written by the author to his mother, read by Forbes Masson and John Dougal

    Image for Arthur Conan Doyle: A Life in Letters
  6. Rudolf Nureyev: The Life

    Jamie Glover reads from Julie Kavanagh's biography of the great dancer

    Image for Rudolf Nureyev: The Life
  7. You'll Win Nothing with Kids

    Jim White reads from his account of his experiences as coach of his son's football team

    Image for You'll Win Nothing with Kids
  8. The Wild Places

    Robert Macfarlane explores Britain's wild places

    Image for The Wild Places
  9. The Importance of Music for Girls

    Writer and broadcaster Lavinia Greenlaw's account of the role of music in her growing up

    Image for The Importance of Music for Girls
  10. Singled Out

    Virginia Nicholson's true story of the remarkable generation of First World War widows

    Image for Singled Out
  11. A Late Dinner

    Paul Richardson's account of his gastronomic travels around Spain

    Image for A Late Dinner
  12. The Death of Sigmund Freud

    Mark Edmundson's story of the great psychiatrist's final years

    Image for The Death of Sigmund Freud
  13. Them and Us

    The American Invasion of British High Society, by Charles Jennings

    Image for Them and Us
  14. Femme Fatale: A Biography of Mata Hari

    Juliet Stevenson reads from Pat Shipman's story of Margaretha Zelle

    Image for Femme Fatale: A Biography of Mata Hari
  15. The Timewaster Diaries

    The diary of Robin Cooper, documenting a year in the life of a quintessential Englishman

    Image for The Timewaster Diaries
  16. Peeling the Onion

    The controversial autobiography of the early life of German author Gunter Grass

    Image for Peeling the Onion
  17. The Heart of the Dales

    Yorkshire schools inspector Gervase Phinn reads from his memoir

    Image for The Heart of the Dales
  18. Teenage: The Creation of Youth 1875 - 1945

    Jon Savage's book offers a powerful insight into the years that shaped the modern teenager

    Image for Teenage: The Creation of Youth 1875 - 1945
  19. Wildwood: A Journey through Trees

    Sean Baker reads from the late nature writer and conservationist Roger Deakin's travelogue

    Image for Wildwood: A Journey through Trees
  20. Paper Houses

    Michele Roberts reads from her memoir of life in the 1970's and beyond

    Image for Paper Houses
  21. Second Lives: A Journey Through Virtual Worlds

    Tim Guest explores the affect virtual technology is having on different areas of society

    Image for Second Lives: A Journey Through Virtual Worlds
  22. Queuing for Beginners

    Joe Moran's humorous look at the habits and rituals surrounding key points of our day

    Image for Queuing for Beginners
  23. A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier

    Ishmael Beah's account of his life as a child soldier in the Sierra Leone conflict

    Image for A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
  24. More than a Game

    John Major reads from his history of cricket

    Image for More than a Game
  25. Getting Rich First - Life in China

    A look at the rapid changes modern China is undergoing, by Duncan Hewitt

    Image for Getting Rich First - Life in China
  26. You Cannot Live As I Have Done And Not End Up Like This

    Biography of satirist and writer Willie Donaldson, by Terence Blacker

    Image for You Cannot Live As I Have Done And Not End Up Like This
  27. Coconut Chaos

    Diana Souhami's story of a personal journey to Pitcairn Island

    Image for Coconut Chaos
  28. Leni

    Leni Riefenstahl: Kenneth Branagh reads from Steven Bach's biography of the director

    Image for Leni
  29. Writing Russia

    Extracts from five books exploring different aspects of contemporary Russia

    Image for Writing Russia
  30. Coral: A Pessimist in Paradise

    Steve Jones reads from his new book about coral atolls

    Image for Coral: A Pessimist in Paradise

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Added. Check out your playlist Dismiss