Mike Thomson explores a document pointing at American treachery prior to Pearl Harbour.
The Jack Reacher author Lee Child investigates the unusual life of author John D Macdonald
Patricia Cornwell discusses her life and her career as a crime writer.
A reappraisal of Raymond Chandler, the Englishman who invented the PI as we know him.
Matthew Parris meets financial guru Alvin Hall, whose hero is James Baldwin.
Discussing America's continuing issues with race & whether he's left Easy Rawlins behind.
As part of the BBC's India season, Michael Berkeley's guest is writer Amitav Ghosh.
James Naughtie talks to the Indian writer Amitav Ghosh.
Michael Berkeley's guests is writer on families Andrew Solomon.
The wit of Art Buchwald, a political satirist for the Washington Post.
Does Barack Obama have what it takes to get to the White House?
Chris Bowlby profiles self-styled socialist US presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders.
The acclaimed chef and writer talks to John Wilson in August 2000
The Hollywood film director Christopher Nolan is profiled by Mark Coles.
Christopher Nolan interviewed by Simon Mayo.
Acclaimed critic Sir Christopher Ricks discusses his passion for T. S. Eliot.
Literary critic Christopher Ricks on the annotated poems of T. S. Eliot.
"White is catching gay life at a key moment when it's developing in very different ways"
Should Americans celebrate, or be embarrased by, Columbus Day?
Writer and comedian David Baddiel explores the life of novelist John Updike.
A profile of David Duke, former Klu Klux Klan member and potential governor of Louisiana.
Lenny Henry stars in a musical fantasy about TS Eliot's 1964 dinner with Groucho Marx.
Jonathan Freedland examines the rise of Donald Trump through the prism of the past.
As Obama's campaign to win a 2nd term ramps up Gary Younge assesses his performance so far
Monty Python's Michael Palin chooses the American writer, Ernest Hemingway.
Mark Kermode reviews Fahrenheit 11/9.
Admission of affairs sink Hart's chances of the Democrat nomination.
A tribute to director, theatre producer and playwright George Abbott (1887-1995).
Mary Ann Sieghart profiles provocative US talk show host, Glenn Beck.