Novelist Andrea Levy goes back to her adult education writing class with John Wilson.
Antonia Fraser and fellow historian Margaret MacMillan discuss writing history
Marina Warner explores, with other writers, the world of contemporary fiction.
Best wishes or kind regards? What is the new etiquette for written communication?
Can a shaman cure writer's block? Playwright David Greig tries to find out.
Josie Long presents stories of imitation and plagiarism.
The NSSA-winning author reacts to his recent success.
Michael Rosen talks in depth about dyslexia with expert Professor Maggie Snowling.
Michael Rosen asks Andi Oliver and Niki Segnit how they describe the flavours of food.
from the BBC archive 1948
John Wilson talks to crime-novelist Elmore Leonard.
Mark Lawson talks to best-selling American novelist Elmore Leonard.
Short documentaries inspired by encounters with old texts. Presented by Josie Long.
Beryl Bainbridge, Roald Dahl and Ray Bradbury on inspiration.
How making signs on clay, wood or parchment enabled the development of human culture.
Maya Angelou faces dragons, Ted Hughes wrestles goblins, and Charles Bukowski interrupts.
Short lessons in creative writing from great novelists, poets and playwrights.
Melvyn considers the impact of the invention of the book.
Mini lectures on character, plot and style, featuring Graham Greene and Baroness Orczy.
Little lessons in creative writing from a ghostly array of great novelists and poets.
How the invention of writing influenced the spread of religion.
Mini lectures on routine, concentration and time off, with Ian Fleming and WB Yeats.
How the invention of writing made the scientific revolution of the Enlightenment possible.
Marina Warner looks at the world of contemporary storytelling.
Protest art in Latin America. A journey into the graffiti art of Columbia and Mexico.
Why do so many people want to make their mark with graffiti?
Aside from the physical landscape, what does graffiti and street art actually change?
Three TV writers discuss the emotional challenges of wrapping up a hit series.
Interviewed by Francine Stock on the Film Programme 15/02/2008
James Pennebaker proved that simply writing about how you feel can improve your health.