5/5 Justin Cartwright reflects on the place that Christmas occupies in Charles Dickens's work.
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4/5 Writer Alexander McCall Smith salutes Charles Dickens's mastery of the episodic form.
3/5 AL Kennedy explores Dickens' literary response to the themes of poverty, misery and death.
2/5 Romesh Gunesekera on how Dickens addresses the move from childhood into the world beyond.
1/5 Tessa Hadley on how Dickens paints the reality of his world through characters' houses.
5/5 David Walton on the tricky legal struggle to protect Antarctica from humans' activity.
4/5 Paleoclimatologist Jane Francis discusses her time in the Antarctic.
3/5 John Sweeny on his desperate efforts to find a new home for Antarctica's last huskies.
2/5 Writer Meredith Hooper witnesses the plight of penguins affected by climate change.
1/5 Glaciologist David Drewry on his adventurous efforts to survey Antarctica's landscape.
5/5 Amanda Hopkinson lifts the lid on German writer WG Sebald's photographic archive.
4/5 Poet George Szirtes reflects on German writer WG Sebald's poetry.
3/5 Anthea Bell offers a translator's view on the life and work of WG Sebald.
2/5 Uwe Schutte reflects on the life and work of writer WG Sebald, who was once his teacher.
1/5 Christopher Bigsby reflects on WG Sebald's writings on his German homeland.
5/5 Alexandra Shulman on the Leonard Cohen song Suzanne and how it dressed young women. (R)
4/5 Critic Peter Bradshaw on the two red coats worn in the film Don't Look Now. (R)