Author Iris Murdoch has a complex reputation thanks to her husband's memoirs.
Michael Berkeley's guest is Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy.
Carol Ann Duffy, Liz Lochhead, Gillian Clarke and Eavan Boland on gender and poetry.
Michael Rosen meets London-born writer Gabriel Gbadamosi, to talk Dickens and dialect.
John Tusa talks to poet George Szirtes.
Murray Lachlan Young traces the rise of hyperbole and asks: Have we reached Peak Hype?
Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy reads a selection of her poems.
Poet Murray Lachlan Young goes in search of his Scottishness.
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, on the poetry of Vernon Watkins.
Melvyn Bragg examines the Metaphysical poets, including John Donne and Andrew Marvell.