Alan Ayckbourn reflects on a career in which he has written 72 full length plays.
Mark Lawson interviews writer Alan Bennett.
Mark Lawson in conversation with Alan Bennett in a special edition of Front Row.
Michael Frayn reflects on his childhood and his career, in conversation with Mark Lawson.
The writer Alan Bennett talks about his life and his new book Untold Stories.
Michael Berkeley's guest is playwright, screenwriter and author Alan Bennett.
"Even if I stabbed Judi Dench with a pitchfork, I'd still be a teddy bear," says Bennett
Director and actor Alice Lowe meets singer and actor Toyah Willcox.
Author Iris Murdoch has a complex reputation thanks to her husband's memoirs.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Aphra Behn (1640-1689): playwright, poet, spy.
Samira Ahmed explores the life and work of writer Arnold Bennett.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss WH Auden's life and his poetry from the 1930s.
An exploration of playwright Alan Ayckbourn's directing career.
Laurence robes up like Lord Byron, in the costume of an Albanian nobleman.
Ben Elton reveals the personal story behind his new book Two Brothers.
interview by Mark Lawson
Alan Bennett and musicians young and old consider the orchestral heritage of Yorkshire.
Byron writing to his friend Thomas Moore describing is love life and life in Venice
Byron's troubled relationship with his mother
Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen explores Byron's love of costume
Actress and presenter Caroline Quentin nominates dramatist and architect Sir John Vanbrugh
Comedy performer Andi Osho.
presented by Mark Lawson
John Tusa interviews leading British playwright David Hare.
The author Deborah Moggach talks about the life of Potteries writer Arnold Bennett.
Diana Athill talks to John Wilson about the letters of Lord Byron
Doris Lessing. Spirited, straight-talking Nobel Laureate.
Biographer Patrick French has an imagined conversation with the late writer Doris Lessing.
Playwright John Godber takes a drive around Hull to explore the city's existing culture.
John Godber meets the people who will keep Hull's cultural heart beating into the future.