Rapper Tinie Tempah talks to John Wilson about his admiration for author Malorie Blackman.
Hilary Mantel talking to John Wilson
A look back at radio comedy in the late 1990s, with Paul Schlesinger and Meera Syal.
Novelist Julie Myerson pays a very personal tribute to Daphne du Maurier.
A.S. Byatt talks to Mark Lawson about her own novels.
From Front Row on 7 May 2002
Author Iris Murdoch has a complex reputation thanks to her husband's memoirs.
Antonia Fraser chooses J.M.W Turner's The Fighting Temeraire
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Aphra Behn (1640-1689): playwright, poet, spy.
Lynda La Plante's DCI Jane Tennison changed police procedurals, argues Mark Lawson.
Feminist campaigner and writer Caroline Criado-Perez champions the life of Jane Austen.
Michael Berkeley's guest is novelist Charlotte Mendelson, who selects her favourite music.
St Ives - where Virginia Woolf scrambled over the cliffs, inspired by the waves.
The romantic fiction writer talks about her career and strongly held beliefs.
Clare Balding explores the Cornish countryside which inspired Daphne Du Maurier's novels.
David Schneider talks to journalist and writer Jenny Diski about how to face up to death.
Eliza Carthy chooses Caroline Norton, who campaigned for women in the 19th century.
Amanda Vickery and Jenny Uglow discuss the life of the Elizabeth Gaskell.
Discussing her life and work, the author explains why her novels are hard to write.
Lucasta Miller's story of an infamous female poet in ruthless times - London in the 1820s.
Lucasta Miller's story of an infamous female poet in ruthless times - 1820s-30s London.
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the work of the 18th-century writer Fanny Burney.
Adam Rutherford with astronomical insights on literature and art.
Ex-parliamentary standards commissioner Elizabeth Filkin on the novelist George Eliot.
Helen Mark visits Nuneaton to follow in the footsteps of Victorian novelist George Eliot
Clare Balding walks in the footsteps of Jane Austen, from Chawton to Farringdon near Alton
Writer Hermoine Eyre takes Peter to the 'frow' of a 23rd-century fashion show.
Alexandra Harris and Chris Stewart scramble past lemon trees in Virginia Woolf's footsteps
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