Author Colin Dexter nominates scholar and poet AE Housman. With Robert Douglas-Fairhurst.
"I'm not totally comfortable being gay, whereas he absolutely loves it"
How this hugely enjoyable writer "homosexualised" the English novel
Crafting the world of a teenage secret agent
A review of The Missing at Glasgow's Tramway Theatre.
Matthew Sweet looks back at the life and career of playwright Arnold Wesker.
interviewed by Mark Lawson on Front Row
Laurie Taylor takes a look at the life and work of one of Britain's broadcasting legends.
4 Extra Debut. Wynford Vaughan-Thomas's journey to Berlin aboard an RAF Lancaster Bomber.
Jarvis Cocker uncovers an album made by Sir John Betjeman in 1974.
John Betjeman's skill at performing his own work
Blake Morrison reading The Ballad of Shingle Street
Christine Finn visits the house that was the poet Wilfred Owen's final refuge in France.
Stephen Evans on Wynford Vaughan-Thomas's 1943 dispatch during a bombing raid on Berlin.
James Naughtie talks to China Mieville about The City and the City
The actor shares his passion for the Cassini mission which studied Saturn and its moons.
The actor recalls reciting Lollingdon Downs for Patrick Moore shortly before his death.
On music hall, Dennis Potter, and playing a Panto Dame for the first time.
Helen Mark discovers the Oxfordshire woodland that once belonged to author CS Lewis.
Matthew Parris talks to Dame Helen Ghosh about James Lees-Milne.
Front Row’s 2009 interview with David Storey
Michael Grandage reads his choice for Cultural Exchange, the poem Dear Bryan Wynter.
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.
Don McCullin chooses his old travel companion Norman Lewis for Great Lives.
Benjamin Zephaniah reassesses dub poet Linton Kwesi Johnson's 1978 debut album.
John Tusa talks to playwright Edward Bond about his work.
James Naughtie and a group of readers talk to novelist Edward St Aubyn about Mother's Milk
Matthew Oates follows in the footsteps of the writer Edward Thomas.