Date: 03 October
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Historian Simon Schama reveals where his love of Tolstoy began.
Edward faces what every presenter dreads: the guest who just doesn't want to be there.
Nick Bryant goes on the campaign trail with a patriotic Bob Hawke.
The Broken Family Band serenade Carolyn at the Glastonbury Festival.
The inimitable Barry Cryer tells a very rude Groucho Marx joke. The joke is mis-told - but it's no less funny for that.
John engages the French foreign minister Bernard Kouchner in a surreal discussion.
Bill Oddie's mobile phone saves him from disappearing up his own bird hide.
Simon Barnes argues that we're all born to be wild.
The Autumn election that wasn't led to comparisons between Gordon Brown and the Grand Old Duke of York.
When odd couple director David Lynch and folk singer Donovan embarked on a speaking tour to encourage the use of transcendental meditation in schools, they implored Edward not to be too sceptical.
Soprano Hayley Westenra sings so high her dog barks along in duet. Alas when we had them in our studio, Iggy Pup refused to sing along.
Novelist Zadie Smith gave us an account of her trip to a slum school in Liberia.
When one too many celebrities launched their own perfume, we wondered how Eau de Montague might go down.
Who knew John Humphrys was hip?
Raymond Briggs, author of The Snowman, explains how he writes.
What should a new prime minister read? Maureen Lipman thinks she knows.
As the Tutankhamun Exhibition opens in London, Dr Zahi Hawass and Lady Fiona Carnarvon lock horns over ancient treasure.
Jim goes back to the future.
On the 250th anniversary of William Blake's birth, poet Michael Horovitz surprises all with an impromptu recital on his unusual instrument.
Author and would-be bassoonist Alexander McCall Smith tells us about the aptly-named Really Terrible Orchestra.
Brothers and fellow writers Christopher and Peter Hitchens ponder how they could have come to such radically different conclusions on the existence - or otherwise - of God.
Royal Correspondent Peter Hunt reveals how he prefers to answer John's questions on the Diana Inquest
And up next ... a terribly confused John Humphrys.
Gary gets all jazzed up with the sports news.
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