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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