3/3 Examining the international side of comedy - its origins, variations and universalities.
2/3 Miles Kington examines how the great characters of comedy are created.
Times columnist Bernard Levin shares the moments from music and poetry that thrill him.
2/5 Back teaching after his World War II service, the author makes a start on his first novels
12/15 In the 1950s, Teddy Boys aped and subverted the styles of their social superiors.
Clive Anderson and guests with an eclectic mix of conversation, music and comedy.
1/3 Miles Kington explores the skill of creating comedy, with a look at the machine code.
Deborah and Trevor discuss works by Charles Dickens, Andrew Miller and Lucy Ellman.
1/5 The life and career of the publicity-shy, Nobel Prize-winning author.
11/15 Laurence celebrates the stars and the movies that have redefined mens' fashion.
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