Catherine Tate talks about reinventing A Christmas Carol with her foul-mouthed Nan as Scrooge and David Tennant as The Ghost of Christmas Present.
The notorious 1924 murder of a 14-year-old boy by two wealthy 18-year-olds inspired Patrick Hamilton's 1929 play Rope, Alfred Hitchcock's 1948 film, the 1990s film Swoon and John Logan's play Never The Sinner. Adrian Wootton examines the plays and films inspired the Leopold and Loeb murder case.
Conrad Shawcross on the inspiration he gets from the Science Museum in London, where he is Artist in Residence for a year.
Christina Hardyment reccommends audio books, from an Apache helicopter pilot on ops in Afghanistan to Ralph Fiennes reading TS Eliot's Four Quartets.