Alan Ayckbourn reflects on a career in which he has written 72 full length plays.
Mark Lawson interviews writer Alan Bennett.
Mark Lawson in conversation with Alan Bennett in a special edition of Front Row.
The writer Alan Bennett talks about his life and his new book Untold Stories.
Michael Berkeley's guest is playwright, screenwriter and author Alan Bennett.
"Even if I stabbed Judi Dench with a pitchfork, I'd still be a teddy bear," says Bennett
Author Iris Murdoch has a complex reputation thanks to her husband's memoirs.
Matthew Sweet looks back at the life and career of playwright Arnold Wesker.
An exploration of playwright Alan Ayckbourn's directing career.
Male infertility - the male experience. Benjamin Zephaniah talks to Richard Clothier
interview by Mark Lawson
Alan Bennett and musicians young and old consider the orchestral heritage of Yorkshire.
Dan Rebellato explores the life and work of playwright Sarah Kane.
Lenny Henry focuses on how Caribbean migration has been reflected on stage and screen.
Michael Berkeley's guest is Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy.
presented by Mark Lawson
On music hall, Dennis Potter, and playing a Panto Dame for the first time.
John Tusa interviews leading British playwright David Hare.
Front Row’s 2009 interview with David Storey
Michael Berkeley’s guest is writer Deborah Levy.
Felicity Evans visits the Forest of Dean, the landscape that author Dennis Potter loved.
Dennis Potter's discusses his early ambitions and how he came to write for television.
Matthew Sweet reassseses the life, work and legacy of playwright Dennis Potter.
Doris Lessing. Spirited, straight-talking Nobel Laureate.
Biographer Patrick French has an imagined conversation with the late writer Doris Lessing.
John Tusa talks to playwright Edward Bond about his work.
Tim Marlow encourages us not to forget the novelist Lawrence Durrell.
Poets Carol Ann Duffy, Liz Lochhead, Gillian Clarke and Eavan Boland update a 1992 debate.
Dr Phil Hammond chooses the Nobel Prize-winning playwright, George Bernard Shaw.
James Naughtie on the novelist who was a master of moral guilt and cold war intrigue.