3/5 Fiona Stafford discusses the cherry tree, prized in many ways, but also in sharp decline.
With novelist Alain Mabanckou on growing up in the Republic of Congo. Plus Joseph Stiglitz
2/5 Fiona Stafford discusses the Leyland cypress or leylandii.
Colm Toibin on the poetry of Elizabeth Bishop and Beth Shapiro on cloning mammoths.
1/5 Professor Fiona Stafford discusses the horse chestnut tree.
PJ O'Rourke and writers of Freakonomics join Rana Mitter at the 2015 Hay Festival.
Tom Service reviews Mike Leigh's Pirates of Penzance and talks to pianist Leif Ove Andsnes
5/5 Playwright Jeff Young explores the unusually powerful impact of Kafka's language.
4/5 Playwright April de Angelis discusses Kafka's novel The Castle.
Anne McElvoy presents a review of High Society at the Old Vic. Plus Chinese writer Xinran.