Alistair Appleton and Simon Baron-Cohen

Must a book have psychological depth to be worth reading? This question comes up as Harriett Gilbert and her guests, television presenter Alistair Appleton and Professor Simon Baron-Cohen of the department of Psychiatry at Cambridge, swap favourite books. All goes well until Harriett's own choice comes under discussion. "A stinker!" cries Alistair; "Hard going," agrees Simon. But for Harriett, nothing beats curling up on the sofa with a glass of wine and a frivolous detective novel.

Producer Christine Hall.

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Fri 1 Mar 2013 23:00

BOOKS FEATURED IN THIS PROGRAMME

Operation Pax by Michael Innes

Published by House of Stratus

 

Notes From An Exhibition by Patrick Gale

Published by Harper Collins

 

Enduring Love by Ian McEwan

Published by Vintage