Richard E Grant plays a banished poet in ancient China. A new play by Howard Barker.
Texts and music on the theme of fairy tales. Readers: Hayley Atwell and Tim Pigott-Smith.
A dark tale about families and other animals by performance poet Inua Ellams.
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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