Melvyn Bragg examines why the public is fascinated with the private lives of individuals.
Brian Cox and casting director Leo Davis talk about the challenges of playing real people
Josie Long presents a sequence of mini documentaries about bending the truth.
Ayesha Hazarika explains why she thinks humour is so important in our political discourse.
Marina Warner looks at the world of contemporary storytelling.
Marina Warner looks at the world of contemporary fiction.
Michael Rosen talks to comedian Elis James about how to make language funny.
Writer Iain Sinclair meets artist Keggie Carew to talk about her book Dadland.
Charles Foster explores the bloody tension at the heart of his favourite nature writing.
Nick Baker on the ghost writers helping ordinary people tell their stories for posterity.
Monty Don presents the first of two special programmes recorded at the Hay Festival.
Anna Derrig asks who has the right to tell someone else's story.
Samira Ahmed considers the British relationship with the western.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Roman satire.
Remembering Roy Rogers and some other great cinema cowboys Wayne, Cooper, Hart and Canutt.
SF Said believes fiction can help to bridge the divide between 'us' and 'them'.
Marie-Louise Muir unpicks the intricacies of Irish satire.
Harriet Beveridge says we don't take humour seriously enough.
Laurie Taylor explores what makes something funny and when it crosses the line.