Clive James presents reflections on topical issues ranging from politics to pop culture in this award-winning series of BBC Radio 4's A Point of View. These programmes were first broadcast between 2007 and 2009.
Clive James reflects on man-made climate change from the standpoint of a sceptic.
Clive James on what drives people who don’t obviously need to to alter their appearance.
Clive James rails against changes to the names of things we rely on.
Clive James reflects on the martial arts movie and meaningless violence.
Clive James comments on the way we speak English today and on a new noisy voice.
Clive James takes a wry look at the world of the paparazzi.
Clive James criticises the high spending planned for the London 2012 Olympics.
Clive James on the extra burden we risk placing on highly successful young, black Britons.
Clive James considers torture and whether TV dramas encourage its use against terrorism.
Hoaxes work – and that’s a good reason for not liking them, says Clive James.
Clive James reminds himself of the need to celebrate the good things in life.
Clive James gives his personal reaction to Damien Hirst’s diamond-encrusted skull.
Clive James on the secret of hapiness and children's shoes with wheels in the heels.
Clive James enjoys the wisdom in the commentary of former Wimbledon tennis champions.
Clive James reflects on the conundrum of living in a technologically advanced world.
Clive James considers the physchological condition ‘JK Rowling Envy’.
Clive James on how he, reluctantly, became a non-smoker. Today he only dreams of smoking.
Clive James condsiders how to deal with plastic bags, hip hop music and shopping trolleys.
Clive James considers the role of icons ancient and modern, focusing on film icons.
Clive James on what makes us happy, a watermelon memory and Lawrence of Arabia.
Clive James delves into history to reflect on Prince Harry's time in Afghanistan.
Clive James on the collapse of private life and the publishing of emails and phone calls.
Clive James discusses the virtues of a court decision about a man and a grape.
Clive James sets a David Cameron cycling faux-pas in an unexpected historical context.