The hidden story of the 1989 fatwa issued by Ayatollah Khomeini against Salman Rushdie.
A look back at radio comedy in the late 1990s, with Paul Schlesinger and Meera Syal.
A reappraisal of Raymond Chandler, the Englishman who invented the PI as we know him.
Life of Gormenghast author Mervyn Peake, on the centenary of his birth, by his children.
"I'm not totally comfortable being gay, whereas he absolutely loves it"
The acclaimed writer and the influential musician in the tag talk show.
Novelist Julie Myerson pays a very personal tribute to Daphne du Maurier.
Actor Alison Steadman in conversation with her heroes – brought back to life.
Novelist Andrea Levy goes back to her adult education writing class with John Wilson.
Andrea Levy speaks candidly about her writing life and her impending death.
Andrew Motion talks to James Naughtie about his 10 years as Poet Laureate.
Paul Morley on the unknown Anthony Burgess - his northern roots and his work as a composer
Crafting the world of a teenage secret agent
Author Iris Murdoch has a complex reputation thanks to her husband's memoirs.
Samira Ahmed explores the life and work of writer Arnold Bennett.
Arthur C Clarke talks to Nigel Acheson at his home in Sri Lanka, in his seventieth year.
Science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke talks about his admiration for Stapledon
A.S. Byatt talks to Mark Lawson about her own novels.
From Front Row on 7 May 2002
interviewed by Mark Lawson on Front Row
Laurie Taylor takes a look at the life and work of one of Britain's broadcasting legends.
Sir Terry Pratchett on his 50th book.