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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Ernie Rea and guests discuss the religion of Jane Austen.
The feisty comedienne interviews the deadpan funny man in the tag talk show.
Jessie Burton discusses The Miniaturist with James Naughtie and readers
Michael Berkeley's guest is author Jill Paton Walsh.
Wendy Robbins takes the novelist back to her isolated childhood home in Dartmoor.
The writer Joanne Harris meets the composer Howard Goodall.
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