Virginia Woolf Portraits, Richard Flanagan, Medical History, The Security Services in Fiction
With Anne McElvoy. Including portraits of Virginia Woolf at the National Portrait Gallery, Richard Flanagan's new novel, the security services in fiction and medical history.
Curator Frances Spalding and Dr Alexandra Harris discuss what portaits of Virginia Woolf convey of her character as a new exhibition opens at the National Portrait Gallery.
Richard Flanagan's father was a Japanese POW on the "Death Railway". The Australian novelist's new book The Narrow Road to the Deep North was inspired by this.
New Generation Thinker Alun Withey looks back at medical history.
Stella Rimington, former director general of MI5 and diplomat Alan Judd discuss turning their experiences of the security services into fiction.
Security Forces in Fiction
Stella Rimington and Alan Judd reflect on the altered world of security forces.
New Generation Thinker 2014 - Alun Withy
Why 16th century medics were more adept than we give them credit for.
Virginia Woolf: Art, Life and Vision
Alexandra Harris and Curator Frances Spalding at the National Portrait Gallery.
Richard Flanagan on how his father's experiences inspired his latest book.
Virginia Woolf: Art, Life and Vision is at the National Portrait Gallery until Sunday 26 October 2014.
Image: Virginia Woolf by Vanessa Bell c.1912 © Estate of Vanessa Bell, courtesy Henrietta Garnett. Photo credit: © National Trust / Charles Thomas
New Generation Thinkers 2014
Alun Withey from the University of Exeter is one of this year's New Generation Thinkers. Alun is currently researching The Medical World of Early Modern England 1500-1715 including, The Cultural History of the Beard.
Role Contributor Presenter Anne McElvoy Interviewed Guest Frances Spalding Interviewed Guest Alexandra Harris Interviewed Guest Richard Flanagan Interviewed Guest Alun Withey Interviewed Guest Stella Rimington Interviewed Guest Alan Judd Producer Harry Parker