Sunday 16:00-16:30, repeated Thursday 16:00-16:30, except first Sunday in the month when it is replaced by Book Club.
Open Book spotlights new fiction and non-fiction, picks out the best of the paperbacks, talks to authors and publishers, and unearths lost masterpieces.
Sunday 25 June 2006
Bob Geldof talks about his travels in Africa.
Bob Geldof joins Mariella to talk about his book Geldof in Africa, a collection of writing about his travels around the continent, about how he tried to capture the variety and beauty of the continent and how, one year on from Live 8 and the G8 Conference, he remains optimistic for its future.
Geldof in Africa - Bob Geldof
Night Watch by Sergei Lukyanenko has sold over a million copies in its native Russia and the film of the book broke all box office records there. Mariella is joined by Konstantin Eggert from the BBC's Moscow bureau to discover why this fantasy novel has gripped a nation's imagination.
The Night Watch - Sergei Lukyanenko
Publisher: William Heinemann
Day Watch - Sergei Lukyanenko
Publisher: Miramax Books
Private Peaceful: The Concert
Novelist Michael Morpurgo has teamed up with folk group Coope Boyes and Simpson to record a new version of his book Private Peaceful - a reading accompanied by new and traditional songs. Jim Boyes and Michael Morpurgo join Mariella in the studio - and give an impromptu live performance.
Private Peaceful - Coope Boyes and Simpson
Number of Discs: 1
Label: No Masters
Private Peaceful - Michael Morpurgo