Funny Books Special
Mariella Frostrup and her line up of comedians and authors debate their funniest book. Taking the stage in the Radio Theatre to convince an audience that their choice is the most chortle-worthy will be Jo Brand, Tony Parsons, A L Kennedy, Christopher Brookmyre and John Sessions. They're joined by Professor John Mullin who guides us through the books and authors in question, and by readers Sam Barnett and Alastair Cording. The books being debated are
1066 And All That - W C Sellar and R J Yeatman (John Sessions)
The Virgin Soldiers - Leslie Thomas (Tony Parsons)
The Loved One - Evelyn Waugh (A L Kennedy)
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, aged thirteen and three quarters - Sue Townsend (Jo Brand)
Swing Hammer Swing - Jeff Torrington (Christopher Brookmyre)
From Waugh to Mole, and from subjects as unlikely as guerrilla war and ancient history - which one will get the most laughs?
Producer Andrea Kidd.