Author Iris Murdoch has a complex reputation thanks to her husband's memoirs.
Mary Ann Sieghart profiles Bob Crow, General Secretary of the transport union, the RMT.
In defence of Kingsley Amis, whose new novel has caused a storm among feminists.
War reporter Tim Butcher chooses an exploration into the strange world of Graham Greene.
James Naughtie on the novelist who was a master of moral guilt and cold war intrigue.
George Galloway chooses British poet and political activist John Cornford.
Simon Hoggart traces the political journey of John Reid the Home Secretary.
Sir Kingsley Amis talks to Nigel Forde about his 40 years as a writer.
Rob Bonnet profiles Lord David Triesman, Chairman of the Football Association.
From The Faces of Maugham 25 Jan 1974
John Cooper Clarke looks back at the life of broadcaster and folk singer Ewan MacColl.