On Start the Week with Andrew Marr, the novelist Yann Martel, who wrote Life of Pi, explains how a donkey and a howler monkey are central to his latest book, Beatrice and Virgil. The architect of Labour's victory in 1997, Alastair Campbell reveals all about the prelude to power in his diaries, while the playwright Joy Wilkinson asks whatever happened to Margaret Beckett. And the theatre director Thea Sharrock celebrates the work of the writer, Terence Rattigan, with a production of After the Dance - a critique of the hedonistic 1920s generation as it heads for economic and political catastrophe.
Producer: Katy Hickman.

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