The hidden story of the 1989 fatwa issued by Ayatollah Khomeini against Salman Rushdie.
A look back at radio comedy in the late 1990s, with Paul Schlesinger and Meera Syal.
Writer Adam Nicolson talks to Michael Berkeley about his life and his favourite music.
Lenny Henry on the blossoming of new black British theatrical voices with roots in Africa.
Alain de Botton discusses his first novel in twenty years - The Course of Love.
Clare Balding explores the countryside of Alderley Edge with author Alan Garner.
Alexander McCall Smith talks about why Precious Ramotswe is his favourite character.
Michael Berkeley’s guest is writer Alexandra Harris.
On winning the 2015 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction.
Actor Alison Steadman in conversation with her heroes – brought back to life.
Michael Berkeley's guest is writer AL Kennedy.
Aminatta Forna and readers discuss her novel The Memory of Love with James Naughtie
James Naughtie talks to the Indian writer Amitav Ghosh.
As part of the BBC's India season, Michael Berkeley's guest is writer Amitav Ghosh.
Novelist Andrea Levy goes back to her adult education writing class with John Wilson.
Andrea Levy speaks candidly about her writing life and her impending death.
Andrew Motion talks to James Naughtie about his 10 years as Poet Laureate.
Michael Berkeley’s guest is writer Andrew O’Hagan.
An interview with Jamaican dub poet Linton Kwesi Johnson, 2020 PEN Pinter Prize winner.
Michael Berkeley’s guest is the obituary writer and biographer Ann Wroe.
Paul Morley on the unknown Anthony Burgess - his northern roots and his work as a composer