Texts and music on the theme of mermaids, with readings by Amanda Root and Toby Stephens.
Nigerian writer Wole Soyinka's drama highlighting the plight of political asylum seekers.
Texts and music about kisses, with readings by Pippa Nixon and Jonathan Cullen.
Adrian Scarborough reads from Thomas Mann's classic novel set in the mid-1800s.
In Angela Carter's story a circus tiger shapes the destiny of the notorious Lizzie Borden.
In Katherine Mansfield's story, guests at a German pension perform in a private concert.
Irene Nemirovsky's story of a mother and daughter confronting the vagaries of love.
Philip Dodd and guests debate which is the greater human achievement - sport or the arts.
Highlights from Free Thinking 2009, including Sarah Hall on the sources of her writing.
Lionel Shriver talks to Anne McElvoy about her novel A Perfectly Good Family.
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