From the Hay Festival, James Naughtie and an audience of readers talk to David Mitchell.
Poet Kit Wright chooses author and creator of the English dictionary, Dr Samuel Johnson.
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.
John le Carre talks about his Cold War spy trilogy including 'Tinker, Tailor, Soldier Spy'
Arts news and reviews with Mark Lawson, who talks to writer John le Carre.
John le Carre on the origins of George Smiley from Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.
The life and work of Samuel Johnson, a giant of 18th century literature.
Historian Kate Williams takes Peter Snow's time-travelling car to Queen Victoria's era.
Author J K Rowling and Stephen Fry discuss the Harry Potter book series.
Camila Batmanghelidjh discusses the life of her Victorian equivalent, Mary Carpenter.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the life and ideas of Mary Wollstonecraft.
Anne McElvoy traces the influence of Mary Wollstonecraft and Thomas Clarkson on liberalism
Philip Ball tells the story of Michael Faraday and his 'first instructess' in chemistry.
Making waves - how did travelling as a single mother inspire Mary Wollstonecraft?
Politician Boris Johnson chooses the creator of the English dictionary, Dr Samuel Johnson.
Miles Jupp investigates the strange case of the woman who may have invented James Bond.
The 18th-century origins of a famous question about men, women and friendship.