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Matthew Sweet and guests on Iris Murdoch's thought and writing 100 years on from her birth
Matthew Sweet discusses James Joyce's groundbreaking novel of 1939.
Matthew Sweet explores what fed into Orwell's future vision and how our own is shaping up.
Rana Mitter hosts a debate at Hay Festival about the rise of the environmental movement.
Jackie Kay and Selina Thompson on the influential US writer and civil rights activist.
Matthew Sweet pays tribute to Hollywood's most famous comedy duo, Stan and Ollie.
An ecological fable about a perfect society? Matthew Sweet reads Richard Adams' classic.
Marie Darrieussecq, Andrew Hussey, Tibor Fischer & Damian Catani on Céline's masterpiece.
David Peace & Natasha Pulley look at the writing of Akutagawa and the film by Kurosawa.
Lara Feigel, David Aaronovitch, Melissa Benn, Xiaolu Guo, Matthew Sweet on Doris Lessing.
Shahidha Bari leads a discussion of Nigerian-born novelist Buchi Emecheta (1944-2017).
A Landmark edition in which Philip Dodd and guests examine The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie.
Philip Dodd chairs a debate about arts broadcasting past and present.
Amit Chaudhuri, Karen McCarthy Woolf, Daniel Mendelsohn and Emily Wilson join Philip Dodd.
Philip Dodd and his guests on David Storey's 1960 novel set in the world of rugby league.
Michael Nyman, Alexei Popogrebsky, Ian Christie and Larushka Ivan-Zadeh on Dziga Vertov.
Matthew Sweet explores memory and Marnie, of Graham's novel and Hitchcock's film fame.
Michael Symmons Roberts, Helen Mort and Stewart Mottram join Matthew Sweet in Hull.
Matthew Sweet and guests debate the contemporary relevance of ideas of poet Matthew Arnold
John Carey, Mandy Green, Islam Issa and Joe Moshenska discuss Milton's Paradise Lost.
Poets Mark Doty and Andrew McMillan and Professor Sarah Churchwell on Walt Whitman's poem.
Philip Dodd and guests explore the continuing relevance of Machiavelli's The Prince.
Philip Dodd and guests discuss the satire and contemporary relevance of writer Karl Kraus.
Rana Mitter presents a special programme exploring Walter Scott's novel Waverley.