Satirist Joe Queenan charts the rise and fall of the 'nudge nudge wink wink' epidemic.
Daniel Hahn discusses what makes a 'good' book.
David Almond argues that more European children's books should be translated into English.
Daniel Hahn argues that more children's books should be translated into English.
Aleks Krotoski explores the amazing world of fictional food made real.
Ernie Rea and guests discuss religion in children's literature.
Christopher Edge talks about his book The Many Worlds of Albie Bright
The art of the dialogue in philosophy and law, religion, psychoanalysis and the arts.
Beryl Bainbridge, Roald Dahl and Ray Bradbury on inspiration.
John Harris considers the potent role of narrative in our public and private lives.
Josie Long presents a sequence of mini documentaries about bending the truth.
Marina Warner looks at early experiences of stories.
Marina Warner looks at the world of contemporary storytelling.
Marina Warner looks at the world of contemporary fiction.
Ben Hammersley investigates fictional universes, from Harry Potter to Game of Thrones.
Bettany Hughes examines irony in her archaeology of philosophy.
Michael Rosen talks to the authors of The Talking Revolution about improving our dialogue.
Miles Jupp investigates the plot device that spawned a million pulp fictions.
Aditya Chakrabortty investigates the origins and impact of the word 'narrative'.
Dr Sophie Coulombeau explores the limits of children's literature.
SF Said believes fiction can help to bridge the divide between 'us' and 'them'.
Marina Warner and a host of leading writers discuss contemporary fiction.
Bafta award-winning film-maker Molly Dineen examines the concept of truth in documentary.
Melvyn Bragg and guests consider the development and the future of the novel.
Robert McCrum and his guests look at how to avoid writing 'the bits that readers skip'.
Robert McCrum and his guests examine the dangerous seclusions of writing.
Anthony McGowan uncovers the dark story behind the Grimms' beloved fairy tales.
Why only 4% of new British children's books last year featured a BAME character