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Stephen Merchant

2 hours
First broadcast:
Thursday 27 October 2011

Stephen Merchant tells Richard why he's returned to stand-up comedy and looks ahead to his new BBC comedy series Life's Too Short

Michael Connelly has sold tens of millions of books worldwide and seen his thriller The Lincoln Lawyer adapted for the big screen. He chats about his latest instalment in the Harry Bosch series, The Drop.

Plus as the BBC secures a deal for Wimbledon coverage until 2017, which sporting events deserve to be among the so-called Crown Jewels? And the major news stories of the last seven days counted down in Chart the Week.


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