Tom Sutcliffe and guests review Hilary Mantel's The Assasination of Margaret Thatcher.
2/2 Julian Barnes and Hermione Lee visit Saumur and Chinon on the trail of Prosper Merimee.
Kirsty Lang and Craig Clunas review Chinese artist Ai Weiwei at Blenheim Palace.
1/2 Famed for his novella Carmen, Prosper Merimee also saved France's tourist sites.
Tom Sutcliffe talks to Bernard Sumner about his memoir New Order, Joy Division and Me.
5/10 An advertising executive is drawn to an archaeologist, intrigued by the curve of his spine
Libby Purves meets comedian Paul Merton and trumpeter Alison Balsom.
Daniel Hahn argues that more children's books should be translated into English.
Zadie Smith discusses her shortlisted entry for the BBC National Short Story Award.
Steve Hewlett explores how demands for more devolved powers might impact on the BBC.
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