5/5 Rachel Johnson asks if we are all too ready to leap to judgement about writing about sex. (R)
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4/5 Vicki Feaver reflects on how the poet can explore their own sexuality. (R)
3/5 Sarah Churchwell examines the tradition of depicting sex in popular fiction. (R)
2/5 Writer and academic David Bellos on why translating sex in literature is so difficult. (R)
1/5 Writer Julian Barnes asks 'Is writing about sex the same as writing about anything?'. (R)
5/5 Rowan is a magical tree, equally feared and loved, taking over our cities and parks.
4/5 Fiona Stafford on the poplar, the most modern tree and the first to have its DNA sequenced
3/5 Fiona Stafford discusses the apple tree, which has been loved and hated for centuries.
2/5 Professor Fiona Stafford on hawthorn trees, which have divided Britain for centuries.
1/5 Professor Fiona Stafford on the workhorse of the forest, the pine tree.
5/5 Novelist Alice Sebold confesses her ultimate obsession - peanut butter. (R)
4/5 Simon Winchester goes in search of the best shoofly, huckleberry and pumpkin pies. (R)
3/5 American Novelist Michael Cunningham on his attachment to macaroni cheese in a box. (R)
2/5 American writer Joyce Maynard talks about winter gales and bowls of popcorn. (R)
1/5 Writer Adam Gopnik makes his mother's cheesecake and discusses the appeal of this dessert. (R)
5/5 Poet and musician Twm Morys explores links between Dylan Thomas and Wales's poetic past.
4/5 Writer and poet Kevin Powell explores Dylan Thomas's influence on black American writers.
3/5 Gwyneth Lewis takes a personal journey through the language of Dylan Thomas.
2/5 Andrew Davies reflects on the influence of Dylan Thomas, growing up in Wales in the 1950s.
1/5 John Goodby explores the ways in which Dylan Thomas's poetry and life crossed boundaries.
5/5 Dan Cruikshank on the work of neo-classical architect and interior designer Robert Adam.
4/5 Writer and cartoonist Martin Rowson discusses the satiric genius of William Hogarth.