Bridget Kendall reports from the Syria peace talks in Geneva. A former UN negotiator tells the programme about the difficulties involved in managing discussions such as these. David Campbell Bannerman - the man described by UKIP's leader Nigel Farage as an idiot who wrote a 'drivel' manifesto in 2010 - gives his response to the programme. He says the UKIP leader is a joker. Steve Rosenberg reports from Lviv in western Ukraine, where anti-government protests have spread from the capital, Kiev. And new research suggests a quarter of Americans have not read a book in the past year... the best-selling author Lionel Shriver joins us to talk about the future of reading.
With Philippa Thomas.