Sue Townsend and Francine Stock discuss The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time.
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.
Ernie Rea discusses 'Animal Farm' on the anniversary of its publication 75 years ago.
All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.
David Almond argues that more European children's books should be translated into English.
Charles Dickens’ Scrooge reminds Alistair Cooke of the uniting force of Christmas.
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.
James Naughtie talks to David Almond about his prize-winning novel Skellig.
People of the Year: David Suchet talks about playing detective Hercule Poirot.
Christopher Frayling explores the creation and legacy of Defoe's controversial novel.
Ernie Rea in conversation with guests about the religious content of Frankenstein.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Mary Shelley's Gothic story of a monster brought to life
Christopher Frayling explores the rich and unsettling history of the Frankenstein myth.
The latest adaptation of Dickens' tale of an orphan helped by an unknown benefactor.
People of the Year: Hilary Mantel.
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Hilary Mantel talks to Mark Lawson of Front Row about staged adaptations of her books.
Screenwriter Jack Thorne on the challenge of adapting His Dark Materials for TV.
Scottish poet Jackie Kay reads a poem called Would Jane Eyre Come to the Information Desk?
Ernie Rea in conversation with guests about the religion in Jane Eyre.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, first published in 1847.
Jane Rogers reviews The Go Between.
With writer Patrick Barlow.
Sarah Dillon finds out the story behind the writing of RL Stevenson's Jekyll and Hyde.
Melvin Burgess joins James Naughtie to discuss Junk, his novel about teenage runaways.