Carolyn Quinn discovers how Dickens was inspired by his time as a Westminster journalist.
A look back at the key films and movie-related events of the year.
BBC News Channel
The clerk of the House of Commons, Robert Rogers, discusses his book Who Goes Home?
Matthew Stadlen spends the day with international opera star Bryn Terfel.
Mark D'Arcy in discussion with Jack Straw about his autobiography Last Man Standing.
Her Majesty the Queen marks the occasion of her diamond jubilee, from 20 March 2012.
Darcey Bussell steps into the shoes of her Hollywood heroes to celebrate dance musicals. (R)
BBC Two Wales only
Dr Chris Ballinger discusses his book House of Lords 1911-2011: A Century of Non-Reform.
BBC Two except Wales
Caroline Spelman MP, Lord McNally and Baroness Bakewell choose the books of the year.
After years of telling the story of Christian art, Sister Wendy Beckett tells her own.
Penelope Keith throws a spotlight on Eric and Ernie's passion for music. (R)
A look at Blackpool through the eyes of the people who played there in the city's heyday.
Documentary about the extraordinary life of Finnish author and artist Tove Jansson.
Hits from the concert, filmed in August 2008, include Sweet Caroline and I Am...I Said. (R)
1/2 Arena's double-bill begins with a documentary on the Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour. (R)
Paul Merton uses clips and interviews to explore Alfred Hitchcock's British films. (R)
Documentary about the extraordinary life of Finnish author and artist Tove Jansson. (R)
Matthew Stadlen films Jonathan Miller directing King Lear and talks to him about his life.
Mark D'Arcy in discussion with Robert Shepherd about his book, Westminster: A Biography.
Thursday 27 December 2012