A look back at radio comedy in the late 1980s, with Hugh Dennis and Jim Eldridge.
Clare Balding explores the countryside of Alderley Edge with author Alan Garner.
Crafting the world of a teenage secret agent
Sir Terry Pratchett on his 50th book.
Fiona Reynolds, former director of the National Trust, chooses writer Beatrix Potter.
Fiona Reynolds, Director-General of the National Trust, nominates Beatrix Potter.
James Naughtie talks to China Mieville about The City and the City
Christina Lamb explores family legacy, talking to Adam Hargreaves about the Mr Men books.
David Walliams talks to Michael Rosen about writing both children's books and comedy.
Philip Palmer's mostly true story of Daniel Defoe, the great 18th-century writer.
Mark Lawson presents a documentary exploring the far-reaching influence of Daniel Defoe.
Eddie Redmayne interviewed by Sanjeev Bhaskar.
Nicholas Parsons nominates Edward Lear, now remembered best for his nonsense verse.
BBC Radio 4 pays tribute to Prof Stephen Hawking.
Former England player Graeme le Saux champions the life of conservationist Gerald Durrell.
Clare Balding is back with a new series of walks with a literary theme.
Rapper Tinie Tempah talks to John Wilson about his admiration for author Malorie Blackman.
Jane Hawking describing the thought processes of her former husband, Stephen Hawking
Michael Berkeley's guest is author Jill Paton Walsh.
In a wide-ranging conversation, Mark Lawson talks to writer JK Rowling.
JK Rowling talks to Mark Lawson about her new novel. Hear the full interview at 7.15pm.
The Unauthorised Life has attracted attention due to revelations about Hughes' adultery.
Ernie Rea and guests discuss the theology of JRR Tolkien.
Michael Berkeley's guest is bestselling children's author Judith Kerr.
Bestselling children’s author Julia Donaldson shares her musical passions.
Matthew Parris invites singer-songwriter Labi Siffre to nominate his choice of life.
Michael Berkeley's guest is the Children's Laureate Lauren Child.
Writer Lynne Truss chooses the creator of Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll.
Author J K Rowling and Stephen Fry discuss the Harry Potter book series.