The fascinating people behind some of the world's most popular and influential books
Moving portrait of Raymond Briggs, with contributions from friends and admirers.
Sara is joined by Richard Osman, Deborah Frances-White, David Morrissey and Vick Hope.
Delving into the past and present of Hilary Mantel.
Docudrama that creates a fascinating comparison of two iconic 20th-century writers.
An immersive journey through the trailblazing life of Jackie Collins.
Author Damian Barr goes in search of the legacy of novelist and poet Sir Walter Scott.
Docudrama that recounts the astonishing life story of a forgotten genius.
Alan Yentob explores the life and work of Anglo-Nigerian author Bernardine Evaristo.
Nobel Prize winner Toni Morrison talks to Alan Yentob about her life and work.
Revealing the mysterious man who many consider Shakespeare's greatest rival.
Hemingway enjoys an idyllic childhood. Then, he volunteers for the Red Cross during WWI.
Alan Yentob meets Marian Keyes to explore her incredible journey to best-selling author.
Werner Herzog sets out on a journey inspired by Bruce Chatwin’s passion for nomadic life.
A revealing profile of the Nobel Prize-winning novelist Kazuo Ishiguro.
Helen Fielding tells the story of how Bridget Jones’s Diary came to be.
Armando Iannucci examines the development of Charles Dickens through his work.
Sylvia Plath’s seminal novel The Bell Jar: a young woman’s struggle in 1950s America.
David Olusoga looks at how African novelists became the conscience of their continent.
Profile celebrating the centenary of the author Agatha Christie’s birth.
Docudrama about the life of author John Buchan, best known for his novel The 39 Steps.
Author Patricia Cornwell is convinced she knows Jack the Ripper's true identity. (2002)
Author Jeanette Winterson talks to Jeremy Isaacs.
Drama-documentary about the Swallows and Amazons author's secret life. (2005)
Exploring the landscapes that inspired Arthur Ransome to write Swallows and Amazons.