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With Great Pleasure Episode guide

  1. AS Byatt

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

    First broadcast: 17 Feb 2014

  2. Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen

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

    First broadcast: 10 Feb 2014

  3. Alexander McCall Smith

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

    First broadcast: 03 Feb 2014

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  4. Paul Farley

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

    First broadcast: 27 Jan 2014

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  5. With Great Pleasure at Christmas 2013

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

    First broadcast: 25 Dec 2013

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  6. Kwame Kwei-Armah

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

    First broadcast: 12 Aug 2013

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  7. Barry Cryer

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

    First broadcast: 05 Aug 2013

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  8. Hardeep Singh Kohli

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

    First broadcast: 29 Jul 2013

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  9. Hannah Gordon

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

    First broadcast: 22 Jul 2013

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  10. Lenny Henry

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

    First broadcast: 15 Jul 2013

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  11. Alexandra Shulman

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

    First broadcast: 11 Feb 2013

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  12. Natalie Haynes

    Inspirational writing chosen by comedian and critic Natalie Haynes.

    First broadcast: 04 Feb 2013

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  13. Maureen Lipman

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

    First broadcast: 28 Jan 2013

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  14. Mel Giedroyc at the Cheltenham Literature Festival

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

    First broadcast: 21 Jan 2013

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  15. With Great Pleasure at Christmas

    A celebration of favourite readings with Fi Glover and guests.

    First broadcast: 25 Dec 2012

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  16. Dr Phil Hammond

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

    First broadcast: 13 Aug 2012

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  17. John Sessions

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

    First broadcast: 06 Aug 2012

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  18. June Tabor

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

    First broadcast: 30 Jul 2012

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  19. John Hegley

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

    First broadcast: 23 Jul 2012

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  20. Cerys Matthews

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

    First broadcast: 16 Jul 2012

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  21. Nicholas Parsons

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

    First broadcast: 13 Feb 2012

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  22. Julia Donaldson

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

    First broadcast: 06 Feb 2012

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  23. Gervase Phinn

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

    First broadcast: 30 Jan 2012

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  24. Mark Thomas

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

    First broadcast: 23 Jan 2012

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  25. With Great Pleasure at Christmas - Melvyn Bragg

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

    First broadcast: 25 Dec 2011

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  26. Gerry Robinson

    Businessman and broadcaster Sir Gerry Robinson presents some of his favourite readings.

    First broadcast: 16 Aug 2011

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  27. Gerry Anderson

    Broadcaster Gerry Anderson presents his favourite readings to a home crowd in Londonderry.

    First broadcast: 09 Aug 2011

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  28. Claire Tomalin

    An anthology of favourite writing from biographer Claire Tomalin.

    First broadcast: 02 Aug 2011

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  29. Simon Singh

    Quirky and fascinating pieces of writing chosen by science journalist Simon Singh.

    First broadcast: 26 Jul 2011

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  30. Pamela Stephenson

    Readings from favourite books chosen by Pamela Stephenson.

    First broadcast: 19 Jul 2011

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