iPlayer Radio What's New?

With Great Pleasure Episode guide

  1. Simon Callow

    Actor Simon Callow presents his favourite readings, with the help of Patricia Hodge.

    First broadcast: 31 Jul 2014

    Image for Simon Callow Not currently available
  2. Neil Stuke at Bristol Food Connections Festival

    Actor Neil Stuke chooses favourite food writing at the Bristol Food Connections Festival.

    First broadcast: 24 Jul 2014

    Image for Neil Stuke at Bristol Food Connections Festival Not currently available
  3. Heidi Thomas at the Hay Festival

    Call the Midwife screenwriter Heidi Thomas chooses some favourite pieces of writing.

    First broadcast: 17 Jul 2014

    Image for Heidi Thomas at the Hay Festival Not currently available
  4. Pauline Black

    Singer Pauline Black chooses her favourite words of music, prose and poetry.

    First broadcast: 10 Jul 2014

    Image for Pauline Black Not currently available
  5. Terry Wogan

    Sir Terry Wogan chooses his favourite words and music, with readings by actor David Jason.

    First broadcast: 03 Jul 2014

    Image for Terry Wogan Not currently available
  6. AS Byatt

    Novelist AS Byatt presents favourite pieces of writing with the help of actor Peter Eyre.

    First broadcast: 17 Feb 2014

    Image for AS Byatt Not currently available
  7. Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen

    Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen presents his favourite pieces of writing to a theatre audience.

    First broadcast: 10 Feb 2014

    Image for Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen Not currently available
  8. Alexander McCall Smith

    The popular writer Alexander McCall Smith chooses his favourite prose, poetry and music.

    First broadcast: 03 Feb 2014

    Image for Alexander McCall Smith Not currently available
  9. Paul Farley

    Poet Paul Farley talks about the words and sounds that have inspired his writing.

    First broadcast: 27 Jan 2014

    Image for Paul Farley Not currently available
  10. With Great Pleasure at Christmas 2013

    Hugh Laurie, Miriam Margolyes, Julian Rhind-Tutt perform John Lloyd's favourite readings.

    First broadcast: 25 Dec 2013

    Image for With Great Pleasure at Christmas 2013 Not currently available
  11. Kwame Kwei-Armah

    Kwame Kwei-Armah presents his favourite pieces of writing and song lyrics to an audience.

    First broadcast: 12 Aug 2013

    Image for Kwame Kwei-Armah Not currently available
  12. Barry Cryer

    Barry Cryer chooses some of his favourite pieces of writing to present to an audience.

    First broadcast: 05 Aug 2013

    Image for Barry Cryer Not currently available
  13. Hardeep Singh Kohli

    Hardeep Singh Kohli shares the literature and music he loves, including a song by Elbow.

    First broadcast: 29 Jul 2013

    Image for Hardeep Singh Kohli Not currently available
  14. Hannah Gordon

    Actress Hannah Gordon chooses her favourite readings, including Grenfell, Coward and Cope.

    First broadcast: 22 Jul 2013

    Image for Hannah Gordon Not currently available
  15. Lenny Henry

    Actor and comedian Lenny Henry chooses favourite readings, from Othello to Small Island.

    First broadcast: 15 Jul 2013

    Image for Lenny Henry Not currently available
  16. Alexandra Shulman

    Editor of British Vogue, Alexandra Shulman, chooses favourite pieces of writing.

    First broadcast: 11 Feb 2013

    Image for Alexandra Shulman Not currently available
  17. Natalie Haynes

    Inspirational writing chosen by comedian and critic Natalie Haynes.

    First broadcast: 04 Feb 2013

    Image for Natalie Haynes Not currently available
  18. Maureen Lipman

    Actress and writer Maureen Lipman shares her best loved writings, poems and plays.

    First broadcast: 28 Jan 2013

    Image for Maureen Lipman Not currently available
  19. Mel Giedroyc at the Cheltenham Literature Festival

    Mel Giedroyc chooses her favourite writing at the Times Cheltenham Literature Festival.

    First broadcast: 21 Jan 2013

    Image for Mel Giedroyc at the Cheltenham Literature Festival Not currently available
  20. With Great Pleasure at Christmas

    A celebration of favourite readings with Fi Glover and guests.

    First broadcast: 25 Dec 2012

    Image for With Great Pleasure at Christmas Not currently available
  21. Dr Phil Hammond

    Comedian, journalist and GP, Dr Phil Hammond selects his favourite books and poems.

    First broadcast: 13 Aug 2012

    Image for Dr Phil Hammond Not currently available
  22. John Sessions

    John Sessions selects favourite pieces of literature, read by Roger Allam and Amanda Root.

    First broadcast: 06 Aug 2012

    Image for John Sessions Not currently available
  23. June Tabor

    Eminent folk singer June Tabor presents extracts from her favourite books and poems.

    First broadcast: 30 Jul 2012

    Image for June Tabor Not currently available
  24. John Hegley

    John Hegley exuberantly shares his most-loved poems and novels.

    First broadcast: 23 Jul 2012

    Image for John Hegley Not currently available
  25. Cerys Matthews

    Singer Cerys Matthews shares some of her favourite pieces of poetry and music.

    First broadcast: 16 Jul 2012

    Image for Cerys Matthews Not currently available
  26. Nicholas Parsons

    Nicholas Parsons chooses some of the pieces of writing which have moved and inspired him.

    First broadcast: 13 Feb 2012

    Image for Nicholas Parsons Not currently available
  27. Julia Donaldson

    Julia Donaldson, the children's author, shares some favourite pieces of writing.

    First broadcast: 06 Feb 2012

    Image for Julia Donaldson Not currently available
  28. Gervase Phinn

    The writer Gervase Phinn presents favourite readings, with Wilde, Heaney and Trollope.

    First broadcast: 30 Jan 2012

    Image for Gervase Phinn Not currently available
  29. Mark Thomas

    Comedian Mark Thomas presents his favourite readings, including Orwell and AA Milne.

    First broadcast: 23 Jan 2012

    Image for Mark Thomas Not currently available
  30. With Great Pleasure at Christmas - Melvyn Bragg

    Melvyn Bragg with a special programme of his favourite poetry and prose.

    First broadcast: 25 Dec 2011

    Image for With Great Pleasure at Christmas - Melvyn Bragg Not currently available

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