Brian Cox and Robin Ince celebrate the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.
Writer Brian Sibley tells the story behind Ian Fleming's book, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Aldous Huxley's dystopian 1932 novel Brave New World.
Lewis Carroll's roots in the north east of England are uncovered by Simon Farnaby.
Siouxsie Sioux celebrates Alice's Adventures in Wonderland on the 150th anniversary.
James Naughtie and Andrew Davies discuss W M Thackeray's classic novel, Vanity Fair.
All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.
James Naughtie talks to author A S Byatt about her novel Possession.
David Almond argues that more European children's books should be translated into English.
Barbara Vine talks about her haunting novel A Dark Adapted Eye.
Beryl Bainbridge talks about her novel An Awfully Big Adventure.
Charles Dickens’ Scrooge reminds Alistair Cooke of the uniting force of Christmas.
Brideshead Revisited is the opening production at York Theatre Royal
Ernie Rea takes a look at the Christian message behind Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol.
Sarah Dillon reveals a tale of money and passion behind Dickens's Great Expectations.
Chris, the first male MP to come out publicly, champions Forster's novel
Confederacy of Dunces to Absolute Beginners, Dan Saladino looks at food in cult fiction.
James Naughtie talks to David Almond about his prize-winning novel Skellig.
From the Hay Festival, James Naughtie and an audience of readers talk to David Mitchell.
David Nicholls talks to James Naughtie about his enormously successful novel One Day.
David Nicholls talks to James Naughtie and a group of readers about his novel One Day
People of the Year: David Suchet talks about playing detective Hercule Poirot.
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss Evelyn Waugh's comic novel Decline and Fall.
Christopher Frayling explores the creation and legacy of Defoe's controversial novel.
John Lloyd uncovers the private papers of the late Douglas Adams.
James Naughtie talks to the Nobel Prize-winner Doris Lessing about The Grass is Singing.
James Naughtie and a group of readers talk to Douglas Adams about Hitchhiker's Guide.
James Naughtie talks to Douglas Adams about The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
Elizabeth Jane Howard joins James Naughtie to discuss her novel Falling.
Elizabeth Jane Howard discusses Falling, one of her most strange and dark novels.