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Writers Monica Ali and Kevin Crossley-Holland talk to Sue MacGregor about their favourite books.

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5/6. Director of the London School of Economics, Howard Davies, and children's author Eleanor Updale talk to Sue MacGregor about their favourite books.

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Stuart Maconie and Rebecca Front talk to Sue Macgregor about their favourite books. [Rpt of Tues, 4.30pm]

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Sue Macgregor returns at the helm for the series in which two guests are asked to propose their favourite paperbacks. This week Britain's best known pollster, Bob Worcester, chairman of Mori, chooses the English by Jeremy Paxman. Martin Newell, poet, performer and proud son of Essex, argues the case for Last Exit to Brooklyn by Hubert Selby Jr. Also, Sue's own choice is Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf.

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Sue MacGregor, Christopher Cook and Tracy Chevalier discuss Christina Lamb's The Sewing Circles of Herat, Luke Sutherland's Venus as a Boy and Beryl Bainbridge's Queeney.

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Sue MacGregor is joined by Irish writer Clare Boylan and marketing guru Guy Browning to talk about their favourite books.

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Sue MacGregor is joined by Lord Carrington and Clare Francis to discuss their favourite books.

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Sue Macgregor is joined by Yasmin Alibhai-Brown and Simon Barnes to discuss their favourite books.

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Sue Macgregor is joined by Prue Leith and Lembit Opik to discuss their favourite books.

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Sue MacGregor is joined by Fay Weldon and Dame Ruth Deech to discuss their recommended reads, including a classic science fantasy and a very modern story about working motherhood.

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Musician, writer and comedian Mike Harding and Professor Susan Greenfield join Sue MacGregor to discuss the merits of their three favourite paperbacks.

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Sue MacGregor is joined by Clare Balding and Andrew Collins to champion their three favourite paperbacks.

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The novelists Ronan Bennett and Barbara Trapido join Sue MacGregor to talk about three books they admire from fellow writers.

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Sue MacGregor is joined by Baroness Amos, Secretary of State for International Development, and actor Peter Egan to champion their three favourite paperbacks.

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Sue MacGregor is joined by comedian Jo Brand and music journalist David Quantick to champion their three favourite paperbacks.

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Sue MacGregor is joined by comedy duo Mel and Sue to champion their three favourite paperbacks.

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Sue Macgregor is joined by philosopher Simon Blackburn and Virago founder Carmen Callil to champion their three favourite paperbacks.

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Sue Macgregor is joined by journalist Jon Ronson and Karen Thomson, chief executive of AOL UK, to champion their three favourite paperbacks.

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Garden Designer Dan Pearson and Anna Pavord, author of The Tulip, talk to Sue MacGregor about their favourite books.

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Sue MacGregor is joined by actress Janet Suzman and restaurateur Ruth Rogers to champion their three favourite paperbacks.

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Sue Macgregor is joined by broadcaster Connie St Louis and journalist Miranda Sawyer to champion their three favourite books.

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Sue MacGregor is joined by writer Nick Hornby and broadcaster Simon Fanshawe to champion their three favourite paperbacks.

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Series in which people discuss their favourite paperbacks.

Actor Charles Collingwood and Kate Moose, founder of the Orange Prize, talk to Sue MacGregor about their favourite books.

Actor Charles Collingwood and Kate Mosse, founder of the Orange Prize, talk to Sue MacGregor about their favourite books.

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Channel 4 News presenter Krishnan Guru-Murthy and novelist Amanda Craig talk to Sue MacGregor about their favourite books.

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Comedian Steve Punt and writer and political columnist John O'Farrell talk to Sue MacGregor about their favourite books.

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Sue MacGregor talks to writer Bella Bathurst and David Bell, Chief Inspector of Schools in England, about their favourite paperbacks.

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Series in which people discuss their favourite paperbacks.

Presenter Sue MacGregor is joined by writer Ian Sansom, author of The Truth About Babies, and agony aunt Virginia Ironside.

Agony aunt Virginia Ironside and Ian Sansom, author of The Truth About Babies, discuss three of their favourite paperbacks with Sue MacGregor.

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Series in which people discuss their favourite paperbacks.

Presenter Sue MacGregor is joined by writers Ruth Rendell and Robert Macfarlane.

Sue MacGregor is joined by celebrated crime writer Ruth Rendell and Robert Macfarlane, winner of the Guardian First Book Award, to discuss three captivating paperbacks.

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Sue MacGregor discusses three cherished paperbacks with this week's guests, BBC Arts correspondent Razia Iqbal and publisher turned writer Judith Flanders.

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Comedian Simon Evans and poet Matt Harvey join Sue MacGregor to wax lyrical about three favourite paperbacks.

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Series in which people discuss their favourite paperbacks.

Presenter Sue MacGregor is joined by actress Maria Aitken and comedian Hugh Dennis

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The comedian and broadcaster Phill Jupitus and the writer Candace Allen join Sue MacGregor to talk about their favourite books.

Series in which people discuss their favourite paperbacks.

Presenter Sue MacGregor is joined by comedian Phill Jupitus and writer Candace Allen.

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Top crime writers P D James and Julie Myerson join Sue MacGregor to entertain an audience at the Ways With Words Festival in Southwold with their choice of favourite literature.

The books discussed are:

Sue MacGregor: Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne, Oxford World's Classics

P D James: Good Behaviour by Molly Keane, Virago

Julie Myerson: Being Dead by Jim Crace, Penguin

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Sue MacGregor is joined by biographer and critic Hilary Spurling, and historian and gardener Roy Strong, to discuss three favourite paperbacks at the Ways With Words Festival in Southwold.

Sue MacGregor joins biographer and critic Hilary Spurling and historian and gardener Roy Strong to discuss three favourite paperbacks at the Ways With Words Festival in Southwold.

Sue MacGregor: Mapp and Lucia by E F Benson, Penguin

Sir Roy Strong: Under the Greenwood Tree by Thomas Hardy, Oxford University Press

Hilary Spurling: The Viper of Milan by Marjorie Bowen, Elliott & Thompson

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Cherie Blair and screenwriter Andrew Davies join Sue Macgregor to talk about their favourite books.

[Rpt Sun 11.00pm]

Sue Macgregor: The Hamilton Case by Michelle de Kretser, Vintage

Cherie Booth QC: Saturday by Ian Mcewan, Vintage (pbk published 5 January 2006)

Andrew Davies: Love and Friendship by Alison Lurie, Vintage

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Rabbi Julia Neuberger and poet Paul Farley join Sue Macgregor to discuss their favourite paperbacks.

Sue Macgregor: St Joan by George Bernard Shaw, Penguin Classics

Julia Neuberger: Little Boy Lost by Marghanita Laski, Persephone Books

Paul Farley: Parallel Lines or Journeys on the Railway of Dreams by Ian Marchant, Bloomsbury.

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Private Passions' Michael Berkeley, and Canadian actor Kerry Shale join Sue Macgregor to discuss their favourite paperbacks.

Sue Macgregor: The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey, Arrow

Kerry Shale: Post Office by Charles Bukowski, Virgin Books

Michael Berkeley: The Devil in the Flesh by Raymond Radiguet, Marion Boyars

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Private Passions' Michael Berkeley, and Canadian actor Kerry Shale join Sue Macgregor to discuss their favourite paperbacks.

Sue Macgregor: The Turn of the Screw by Henry James, Oxford World's Classics

Andrew Graham-Dixon: War Music by Christopher Logue, Faber

Tim Bentinck: Troublesome Words by Bill Bryson, Penguin

Art critic and television presenter Andrew Graham-Dixon and actor Tim Bentinck, who plays David in The Archers, join Sue Macgregor to talk about the books they love.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

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News presenter Fiona Bruce and best-selling author Gervase Phinn join Sue Macgregor to talk about their favourite paperbacks.

Sue Macgregor: Quartet in Autumn by Barbara Pym, Pan.

Fiona Bruce: The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, Bloomsbury.

Gervase Phinn: Under the Eye of the Clock, by Christopher Nolan, Phoenix.

Producer Christine Hall.

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Newsreader Anna Ford and music journalist Paul Morley talk to Sue Macgregor about their favourite books

Sue Macgregor: Odd Girl Out by Elizabeth Jane Howard, Pan.

Anna Ford: Far Away and Long Ago by William Henry Hudson, Eland.

Paul Morley: Television by Jean-Philippe Toussaint, Dalkey Archive Press.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

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Popular novelist Joanna Trollope and writer Jay Parini talk to Sue Macgregor about their favourite books.

Popular novelist Joanna Trollope joins writer Jay Parini and Sue Macgregor to discuss their recommended paperbacks.

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News presenter Jon Snow, and enthusiast for design and popular culture Sir Christopher Frayling, tell Sue Macgregor about the books they love.

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Martha Kearney talks to sports journalist and broadcaster Jim White, and poet James Lasdun about their favourite books.

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Martha Kearney discusses novels by Graham Greene and John Mcgahern, with guests TV presenter Penny Smith, and philosopher and writer Julian Baggini.

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Sandi Toksvig and Edna Healey talk to Martha Kearney about their favourite books.

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Martha Kearney, Justin Cartwright and Juliet Barker discuss their favourite paperbacks, including Austerlitz by W G Sebald and T H White's modern classic The Sword in the Stone.

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Martha Kearney, Justin Cartwright and Juliet Barker discuss their favourite paperbacks, including Austerlitz by WG Sebald and TH White's modern classic The Sword in the Stone.

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Martha Kearney introduces writer, broadcaster and documentary film maker Sarfraz Manzoor; and lawyer and literary critic Anthony Julius.

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Summer reading recommendations from Martha Kearney and guests, including novelist Colm Toibin and actor Tony Robinson

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More summer paperback reading choices from Martha Kearney and guests, who include television executive Peter Bazalgette and novelist Ali Smith

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Business leader Sir Digby Jones and cult novelist Rupert Thomson talk to Martha Kearney about their favourite books.

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Sue Macgregor talks to Lesley Abdela, founder of the 300 Group for women in politics, and historian Greg Neale, about their favourite books.

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Sue Macgregor's guests are psychologist Janet Reibstein and poet Roshan Doug. They discuss American author Grace Paley and Philip Larkin

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Sue Macgregor talks to author Michael Dobbs and historian Antony Beevor. They discuss much-loved paperbacks by Julian Barnes, Michael Morpurgo and George Orwell

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Sue Macgregor talks to Simon Thurley and Sue Blackmore. They discuss an account of the battle of Waterloo, a book on religion and terrorism, and some short stories by J D Salinger.

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Sue Macgregor talks to Simon Thurley and Sue Blackmore. They discuss an account of the battle of Waterloo, a book on religion and terrorism, and some short stories by JD Salinger.

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Sue Macgregor is joined by best-selling author Joanne Harris and former Chair of the Man Booker judges Professor Lisa Jardine to discuss three much loved paperbacks - Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights, Patricia Duncker's The Deadly Space Between and a thriller by Donna Leon.

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Sue Macgregor features three books that plunder the past to great effect. She selects EL Doctorow's jazz age novel Ragtime. Her guests are novelist Tessa Hadley, who chooses JM Coetzee's memoir Boyhood, and literary journalist John Mullan, whose choice is Ford Madox Ford's novel The Good Soldier.

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Sue Macgregor is joined by Eoin Colfer, author of the best-selling Artemis Fowl books for children, and journalist Katharine Whitehorn. They pick their favourite children's books.

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Sue Macgregor is joined by novelist Philippa Gregory and environmentalist Jonathon Porritt.

They discuss Gilbert White's The Natural History of Selborne, a collection of letters first published in 1789, Edith Wharton's little known novel Glimpses of the Moon, and Bruce Chatwin's The Songlines, a curious hybrid which is part novel, part memoir and part essay.

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Sue Macgregor is joined by writers Sir Arnold Wesker and Hunter Davies, who each review a paperback they love.

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Artistic Director of London's South Bank Centre, Jude Kelly, and writer and broadcaster Janet Street-porter, join Sue Macgregor to discuss three paperbacks that matter to them.

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Sue Macgregor is joined by philosopher Jonathan Ree and journalist Anne Karpf. Their chosen books range from a heartbreaking story only a few dozen pages long to an account of a murder that could define modern journalism.

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Sue Macgregor dissects three paperbacks with the help of two guests, journalist Lynn Barber and travel writer and biographer Sara Wheeler. They look at three books each featuring assorted Englishmen abroad.

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Two veteran journalists join Sue Macgregor to pick and debate three favourite paperbacks.

Ray Connolly has been a music journalist for almost the whole of the pop music era in Britain, and is now a novelist as well. The Daily Mail's Ann Leslie has been made a Dame and ranks among the most respected journalists in the country.

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Three more paperback recommendations from Sue Macgregor and her guests. Sue is joined by the broadcaster Anita Anand, and journalist and cyclist Matt Seaton.

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Three more paperback choices from Sue Macgregor and guests, including investigative journalist Roger Cook and poet laureate Andrew Motion

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Sue Macgregor is joined by biographer Adam Sisman and novelist Tim Lott. They discuss a science fiction classic, a classy novel for teenagers and a brilliant prequel to Jane Eyre.

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Comedy writers and performers Arabella Weir and Ken Campbell talk to Sue Macgregor about their favourite books.

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Arts presenter Tim Marlow and cultural historian Marina Warner talk to Sue Macgregor about their favourite books.

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Sue Macgregor joins comedian Mark Steel and writer Duncan Fallowell to discuss their favourite paperbacks. They come up with a poetic dissection of 1950s Hollywood, a poignant memoir of a footballing father, and a savage satire on global capitalism.

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Sue Macgregor's guests are Marjorie Wallace, Chief Executive of the mental health charity SANE, and writer Richard Francis.

Their chosen paperbacks include a biography of the Second World War resistance heroine Christine Granville, a psychological novel of New York lives by Benjamin Markovits, and a travelogue about Ethiopia.

Their chosen paperbacks are a biography of the World War II resistance heroine Christine Granville, a psychological novel of New York lives by Benjamin Markovits and a travelogue about Ethiopia.

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Sue Macgregor is joined by comedian Shappi Khorsandi and actress Roberta Taylor to talk about three favourite books, including a reworking of Homer's Odyssey and an Australian tale of imaginary friends.

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Sue Macgregor is joined by media historian Prof Jean Seaton and new media pioneer Bill Thompson. They discuss the writer who coined the term cyberspace, a novel about feuding families and a book described by its author as an anti-memoir.

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Comedian Dr Phil Hammond and music and cookery presenter Andi Oliver talk to Sue MacGregor about their favourite books.

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Keeping Up Appearances actor Clive Swift and entrepreneur Margaret Heffernan talk to Sue Macgregor about their favourite books.

Featured works include The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle; Feminine Gospels by Carol Ann Duffy; and Dancing in the Dark by Caryl Phillips.

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Ed Reardon creator Christopher Douglas and the editor of Marie Claire, Marie O'Riordan, talk to Sue Macgregor about their favourite books.

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Fast Show star Charlie Higson and clinical psychologist Dr Tanya Byron talk to Sue Macgregor about their favourite books.

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Novelists AL Kennedy and Philip Kerr join Sue Macgregor to talk about their favourite books.

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Sue MacGregor talks to two guests about their favourite books.

Jeremy Paxman discusses Joseph Conrad's The Secret Agent while Bettany Hughes selects Jane Gardam's Bilgewater. Sue's pick is Everyman by Philip Roth.

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Sue Macgregor talks to Saira Khan and Boyd Hilton about their favourite books.

Saira's choice is Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert T Kiyosaki. Boyd selects JD Salinger's classic comedy The Catcher in the Rye while Sue chooses The Cobra's Heart by Ryszard Kapuscinski.

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Sue Macgregor talks to Terry Wogan and Jan Ravens about their favourite books.

Terry picks The Blackwater Lightship by Colm Toibin.

Jan's choice is The Dog Catcher by Alexei Sayle while Sue selects Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain.

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Sue MacGregor talks to Jim Crace and Lionel Shriver about their favourite books.

Jim picks The Goshawk by TH White. Lionel's choice is The Name of the World by Denis Johnson while Sue selects Theft: A Love Story by Peter Carey.

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Sue Macgregor talks to Deborah Moggach and Mike Gayle about their favourite books.

Deborah picks Lost in Translation by Eva Hoffman. Mike's choice is The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole by Sue Townsend. Sue selects The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner by Alan Sillitoe.

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Sue MacGregor talks to actor Michael Fenton Stevens and writer and journalist Justine Picardie about their favourite books.

Michael picks My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell. Justine's choice is Invitation to the Waltz by Rosamond Lehmann while Sue selects Nature Cure by Richard Mabey.

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Sue MacGregor talks to historian Eamon Duffy and journalist Elinor Goodman about their favourite books.

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Sue MacGregor talks to novelist Preethi Nair and journalist and restaurant critic Jay Rayner about their favourite books.

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Sue Macgregor talks to mathematician Marcus Du Sautoy and novelist and critic David Dabydeen about their favourite books.

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Kate Mosse talks to gardener Carol Klein and Liberty director Shami Chakrabarti about their favourite books.

Carol picks The Comedians by Graham Greene while Shami selects JK Rowling's Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Kate's choice is What Was Lost by Catherine O'Flynn.

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Kate Mosse talks to broadcaster Robin Lustig and Bishop of Southwark Tom Butler about their favourite books.

Robin picks Twelve Bar Blues by Patrick Neate while Tom selcets Paul Davie'sThe Goldilocks Enigma. Kate's choice is Thomas Hardy: The Time-Torn Man by Claire Tomalin.

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Kate Mosse talks to jazz singer Jacqui Dankworth and former Culture Secretary Chris Smith about their favourite books.

Jacqui picks Marilynne Robinson's Gilead while Chris selects Resistance by Owen Sheers.

Kate's choice is Negotiating With the Dead by Margaret Atwood.

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Kate Mosse talks to musician and broadcaster Tom Robinson and writer and critic Bidisha about their favourite books.

Tom picks Simon Napier-Bell's Black Vinyl, White Powder while Bidisha selects The Bell by Iris Murdoch. Kate's choice is Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston.

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Kate Mosse talks to TV news presenter Mishal Husain and magazine publisher David Hepworth about their favourite books.

Mishal picks Maps for Lost Lovers by Nadeem Aslam while David selects PG Wodehouse's Weekend Wodehouse. Kate's choice is My Antonia by Willa Cather.

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Kate Mosse talks to radio presenter Colin Murray and actor Tim Pigott-smith about their favourite books.

Colin's choice is The Damned Utd by David Peace while Tim selects The Last Ride by Thomas Eidson. Kate's pick is Flannery O'Connor's Wise Blood.

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Kate Mosse talks to former MI5 head Stella Rimington and writer Terence Blacker about their favourite books.

Stella's choice is The Untouchable by John Banville while Sally selects Intimacy by Hanif Kureishi. Kate's pick is Italo Calvino's The Castle of Crossed Destinies.

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Sue MacGregor talks to radio guru Trevor Dann and Times columnist Kate Muir about their favourite books.

Trevor picks Letters From Iwo Jima: The Japanese Eyewitness Stories That Inspired Clint Eastwood's Film, by Kumiko Kakehashi, while Kate selects Nicholson Baker's Room Temperature. Sue's choice is Montmorency by Eleanor Updale.

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Sue Macgregor talks to Dillie Keane of Fascinating Aida and leading palaeontologist Prof Richard Fortey about their favourite books.

Dillie picks A World of Strangers by Nadine Gordimer while Richard selects Graham Swift's Waterland. Sue's choice is The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell

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Sue Macgregor talks to satirist Alistair Beaton and writer Valerie Grove about their favourite books.

Valerie Grove chooses Daddy's Gone A-Hunting by Penelope Mortimer, Alistair Beaton The Collected Tales of Nikolai Gogol and Sue reads Adventures in the Rocky Mountains by Isabella Bird.

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Sue Macgregor talks to satirist Alistair Beaton and writer Valerie Grove about their favourite books. Valerie Grove chooses Daddy's Gone A-Hunting by Penelope Mortimer, Alistair Beaton The Collected Tales of Nikolai Gogol and Sue reads Adventures in the Rocky Mountains by Isabella Bird.

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Sue Macgregor talks to former Cosmopolitan editor Marcelle d'Argy Smith and archaeologist Professor Barry Cunliffe about their favourite books.

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Sue Macgregor talks to actors Les Dennis and Michael Simkins about their favourite books.

Les selects My French Whore: A Love Story by Gene Wilder, Michael chooses The Slaves of Solitude by Patrick Hamilton and Sue reads Seize the Day by Saul Bellow.

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Sue Macgregor talks to broadcast journalist Andrea Catherwood and business editor of The Economist Tom Standage about their favourite books. Andrea selects A Lesson before Dying by Ernest J Gaines, Tom chooses The Gift of Stones by Jim Crace and Sue reads Union Street by Pat Barker

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Sue Macgregor talks to television documentary maker Roger Graef and author Mohsin Hamid about their favourite books.

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Sue Macgregor talks to novelists Julian Barnes and Maureen Freely about their favourite books.

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Sue Macgregor talks to actress Tracy-ann Oberman and news presenter Shaun Ley about their favourite books.

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Sue Macgregor talks to actress Tracy-ann Oberman and news presenter Shaun Ley about their favourite books.

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Sue Macgregor talks to novelists Ian Rankin and Sadie Jones about their favourite books.

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Sue Macgregor talks to novelists Ian Rankin and Sadie Jones about their favourite books.

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Sue Macgregor presents a special edition recorded at the Cheltenham Literature Festival. She talks to former Python, now author, Terry Jones and PR guru Mark Borkowski about their favourite books.

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Sue Macgregor talks to actress Patricia Routledge and writer Alexander Waugh, grandson of Evelyn Waugh, about their favourite books.

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Sue Macgregor talks to Marcel Berlins and Pauline Black about their favourite books.

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Sue Macgregor talks to writer Sukhdev Sandhu and Newsnight presenter Gavin Esler about their favourite books.

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Sue Macgregor talks to writer Sukhdev Sandhu and Newsnight presenter Gavin Esler about their favourite books.

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Sue Macgregor talks to explorer Robin Hanbury-Tenison and sports broadcaster Sam Smith about their favourite books.

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Sue Macgregor talks to fashion writer Caroline Charles and television presenter Josie D'Arby about their favourite books.

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Sue Macgregor and guests Graeme Le Saux and Rebecca Jones discuss their favourite books.

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Dame Diana Rigg and gardening expert Rachel de Thame join Sue McGregor.

Dame Diana Rigg and gardening expert Rachel de Thame join Sue McGregor to discuss their favourite books.

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Kate Mosse talks to 5 Live presenter Victoria Derbyshire and writer and broadcaster Paul Blezard about their favourite books.

Kate Mosse talks to 5 Live presenter Victoria Derbyshire and writer Paul Blezard.

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Kate Mosse talks to director and playwright Jonathan Holloway and playwright Nicholas Mcinerny about their favourite books.

Kate Mosse talks to director Jonathan Holloway and playwright Nicholas Mcinerny

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Kate Mosse talks to actress Jenny Agutter and scientist and broadcaster Adam Hart-davis about their favourite books.

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Sue Macgregor talks to writer Robyn Karney and DJ Huw Stephens about their favourite books.

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Sue Macgregor talks to film reviewer Angie Errigo and television comedy writer Jesse Armstrong about their favourite books.

Sue Macgregor talks to film reviewer Angie Errigo and TV comedy writer Jesse Armstrong

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Sue Macgregor talks to music writer and lecturer Simon Warner and poet and novelist Sophie Hannah about their favourite books.

Sue Macgregor talks to music writer and lecturer Simon Warner and poet Sophie Hannah

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Sue Macgregor talks to musician Thea Gilmore and broadcaster and writer Paul Gambaccini about their favourite books.

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Sue Macgregor talks to Ann Widdecombe and Kate Humble about their favourite books.

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Kate Mosse's guests are comedian Natalie Haynes, whose performances at places like the Edinburgh Fringe Festival have made her a must-see act, and Monty Halls, the marine biologist and explorer who has presented television programmes about land and sea, most recently Monty Hall's Great Escape about the remote west coast of Scotland.

Kate Mosse talks to comedian Natalie Haynes and marine biologist and explorer Monty Halls.

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Kate Mosse talks to journalist and campaigner Melissa Benn and Terry Deary, the author of the Horrible Histories series of books for children, about their favourite books. The panel's choices include a vivid memoir, a biographical novel and the last book from a much-loved novelist.

Kate Mosse talks to journalist and campaigner Melissa Benn and author Terry Deary.

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Kate Mosse talks to writer Victoria Hislop - wife of Private Eye editor Ian - and poet and musician Martin Newell about their favourite books. Victoria recommends a powerful contemporary novel, Martin chooses a staggeringly bad-tempered but stylish rant by AA Gill, and Kate herself brings in the haunting memoir of a disastrous family life.

Kate Mosse talks to writer Victoria Hislop and poet and musician Martin Newell

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Kate Mosse talks to two scientists, the writer and presenter Vivienne Parry and Professor Jocelyn Bell Burnell, head of the Institute of Physics, about their favourite books. The books under discussion are a classic novel, a piece of 20th century history and a romance described by one of the guests as 'Mills and Boon with vampires'.

Kate Mosse talks to scientists Professor Jocelyn Bell Burnell and Vivienne Parry

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Kate Mosse talks to newsreader Emily Maitlis and the Archbishop of Wales, Dr Barry Morgan, about their favourite books. They discuss a moving account of dementia, a novel set during the siege of Sarajevo and an engaging portrait of an eccentric judge.

Kate Mosse talks to newsreader Emily Maitlis and the Archbishop of Wales, Dr Barry Morgan.

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Kate Mosse talks to actor Clive Swift and Indarjit Singh, a regular contributor to Thought for the Day, about their favourite books. They discuss works that take them from London's 'Wrong Set' to northern India and Saudi Arabia.

Kate Mosse talks to actor Clive Swift and Thought for the Day contributor Indarjit Singh.

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Kate Mosse talks to broadcaster and academic Dr Alice Roberts and writer and Benedictine monk Father Christopher Jamison about their favourite books. One book takes us for a walk in the woods, one to 1950s small-town America and the other to war-torn Turkey.

Kate Mosse talks to Dr Alice Roberts and Father Christopher Jamison.

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Kate Mosse talks to gardener Alys Fowler and physicist Prof Athene Donald.

Kate Mosse talks to gardener and broadcaster Alys Fowler and physicist Prof Athene Donald about their favourite books.

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Kate Mosse talks to singer Imelda May and poet John Hegley about their favourite books.

Kate Mosse talks to singer Imelda May and poet John Hegley about their favourite books: two classics set in WWI and a poetic Japanese travelogue.

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Sue Macgregor talks to theatre director Tom Morris and cartoonist Martin Rowson about their favourite books.

Tom's choice is a tense thriller set in the dank and murky world of London's sewers, Martin's selection is a caustic satire of British society, and Sue proposes a Booker Prize contender penned by a chimpanzee.

Sue Macgregor talks to theatre director Tom Morris and cartoonist Martin Rowson.

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Sue MacGregor talks to broadcaster Vanessa Feltz and journalist Johann Hari about their favourite books.

Sue MacGregor talks to Vanessa Feltz and Johann Hari about their favourite books.

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Sue MacGregor talks to environmental campaigner Tony Juniper and former Apprentice contestant Katie Hopkins about their favourite books.

Sue MacGregor talks to Tony Juniper and Katie Hopkins about their favourite books.

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Sue MacGregor talks to playwright David Edgar and novelist Helen Cross at the Birmingham Book Festival about their favourite books, including titles by Graham Greene, Anthony Trollope and Naomi Wolf.

Sue MacGregor talks to David Edgar and Helen Cross about their favourite books.

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Sue Macgregor talks to novelists Catherine O'Flynn and Kate Pullinger at the Birmingham Book Festival about their favourite books, including titles by Gordon Burn, Don DeLillo and Alaa Al Aswany.

Sue Macgregor talks to Catherine O'Flynn and Kate Pullinger about their favourite books.

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Sue Macgregor talks to Michael Mansfield QC and blogger Molly Flatt about their favourite books.

Michael selects a heart-wrending tale of Parisians fleeing occupied France, and discusses latter-day occupation and human nature. Molly chooses a book set in the vineyards of France which explores the relationship between a man and angels. Sue opts for a tale of a 12-year-old girl living in small-town America.

Sue Macgregor talks to Michael Mansfield QC and Molly Flatt about their favourite books.

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Sue Macgregor talks to a husband and wife team, literary editor at The Times Erica Wagner and teacher and writer Francis Gilbert, about their favourite books, which include Ursula Le Guin's Wizard of Earthsea.

Sue Macgregor talks to Erica Wagner and Francis Gilbert about their favourite books.

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Sue Macgregor talks to Kate Clanchy and Michael Dixon about their favourite books.

Sue Macgregor talks to poet Kate Clanchy and zoologist and director of the Natural History Museum Michael Dixon about their favourite books, featuring an acclaimed poetry anthology and the novel Salmon Fishing in the Yemen by Paul Torday.

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Sue Macgregor talks to Blur drummer Dave Rowntree and Kanya King, founder of the MOBO Awards, about their favourite books - John Fowles' classic first novel and a New Age self-help book.

Sue Macgregor talks to Dave Rowntree and Kanya King about their favourite books.

20100209

Sue Macgregor talks to naturalist and broadcaster Chris Packham and writer and performer Stella Duffy about their favourite books.

Sue Macgregor talks to Chris Packham and Stella Duffy about their favourite books.

20100223

Sue Macgregor talks to actor Kenneth Cranham and writer Adam Nicolson about their favourite books.

Kenneth's choice is the biography of a notorious 1960s playwright - a book he himself features in.

Adam chooses two short memoirs written by the widow of a poet killed in the First World War, and Sue's selection is the autobiography of an English actor once the darling of Hollywood.

Sue Macgregor talks to actor Kenneth Cranham and writer Adam Nicolson

20100302

Sue Macgregor talks to museum curator Ken Arnold and writer Jay Griffiths about their favourite books.

Ken's choice is a Victorian memoir of a journey from religious fundamentalism to Darwinian science. Jay picks a collection of essays from the author of Ways of Seeing. Sue's selection is a challenge to sloppy thinking in modern life.

Sue Macgregor talks to museum curator Ken Arnold and writer Jay Griffiths.

20100309

Sue Macgregor talks to writer Julia Blackburn and The World Tonight presenter Ritula Shah about their favourite books.

Their choices include a fascinating and harrowing novel set in Sri Lanka, a memoir about life, death and love, and a poet's story of blood vengeance, sisterhood and cleaning.

Sue Macgregor talks to Julia Blackburn and Ritula Shah about their favourite books.

20100316

Sue Macgregor talks to two leading virus experts, John Oxford and Dorothy Crawford, about their favourite books.

Their choices include Defoe's fascinating description of the Great Plague and a classic tale of institutional repression set in a 1950s mental hospital.

Sue Macgregor talks to John Oxford and Dorothy Crawford about their favourite books.

20100601

In the first of a new series, author and journalist Misha Glenny and comedy performer and writer Bob Mills talk to Sue Macgregor about the books they love.

Sue Macgregor talks to Misha Glenny and Bob Mills about their favourite books.

20120228

Harriett Gilbert's guests this week are the art critic Brian Sewell and the poet Wendy Cope. Wendy's choice of favourite book is "Evening in the Palace of Reason," a non-fiction narrative about Frederick the Great and the composer Johann Sebastian Bach. Brian Sewell chooses a novel about the Second World War, "From the City, From the Plough," which resonates with him as he recalls his time doing National Service in the early 1950s. And Harriett's own choice is "The Moving Toyshop," a frivolous and mannered but intriguing detective novel.

Producer Christine Hall.

Favourite books championed by Brian Sewell and Wendy Cope. Harriett Gilbert introduces.

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Kate Mosse talks to Sheena McDonald and Sally Lindsay about their favourite books.

Sheena's choice is The Ghost Map: A Street, an Epidemic and the Hidden Power of Urban Networks by Steven Johnson while Sally selects Perfume by Patrick Suskind. Kate's pick is Frances Hodgson Burnett's The Secret Garden.

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Broadcaster Hardeep Singh Kohli and comedian Simon Evans talk to Harriett Gilbert about their favourite books.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

Hardeep Singh Kohli and Simon Evans talk to Harriett Gilbert about their favourite books.

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Hardeep Singh Kohli and Simon Evans talk to Harriett Gilbert about their favourite books.

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Sue Macgregor talks to Misha Glenny and Bob Mills about their favourite books.

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Sue Macgregor talks to Dave Rowntree and Kanya King about their favourite books.

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Sue Macgregor talks to museum curator Ken Arnold and writer Jay Griffiths.

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Kate Mosse talks to comedian Natalie Haynes and marine biologist and explorer Monty Halls.

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Sue Macgregor talks to Catherine O'Flynn and Kate Pullinger about their favourite books.

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Sue Macgregor talks to theatre director Tom Morris and cartoonist Martin Rowson.

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Kate Mosse talks to actor Clive Swift and Thought for the Day contributor Indarjit Singh.

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Sue Macgregor talks to Chris Packham and Stella Duffy about their favourite books.

09/03/201020100312

Sue Macgregor talks to Julia Blackburn and Ritula Shah about their favourite books.

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Kate Mosse talks to journalist and campaigner Melissa Benn and author Terry Deary.

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Sue Macgregor talks to Michael Mansfield QC and Molly Flatt about their favourite books.

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Sue MacGregor talks to Vanessa Feltz and Johann Hari about their favourite books.

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Kate Mosse talks to Dr Alice Roberts and Father Christopher Jamison.

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Bonnie Greer and guests philosopher John Polkinghorne and comedian Arnold Brown discuss favourite paperbacks by JM Coetzee, Keith Ward and Alison Lurie. From 1999.

The War Between the Tates by Alison Lurie

Publisher: Vintage

God, Faith & the New Millennium by Keith Ward

Publisher: One World

Waiting for the Barbarians by J.M. Coetzee

Publisher: Minerva.

Bonnie Greer and guests discuss paperbacks by JM Coetzee, Keith Ward and Alison Lurie.

Bonnie Greer, John Polkinghorne and Arnold Brown discuss paperbacks by JM Coetzee, Keith Ward and Alison Lurie. From December 1999.

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Sue Macgregor talks to John Oxford and Dorothy Crawford about their favourite books.

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Kate Mosse talks to writer Victoria Hislop and poet and musician Martin Newell

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Margaret Forster, Joan Bakewell and Gerard McBurney select books to debate.

Margaret Forster, Joan Bakewell and Gerard McBurney discuss books by Benjamin Franklin, VS Naipaul and Andrea Levy. From December 1999.

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Kate Mosse talks to scientists Professor Jocelyn Bell Burnell and Vivienne Parry

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Sue MacGregor talks to David Edgar and Helen Cross about their favourite books.

28/02/201220120302

Harriett Gilbert's guests this week are the art critic Brian Sewell and the poet Wendy Cope. Wendy's choice of favourite book is "Evening in the Palace of Reason," a non-fiction narrative about Frederick the Great and the composer Johann Sebastian Bach. Brian Sewell chooses a novel about the Second World War, "From the City, From the Plough," which resonates with him as he recalls his time doing National Service in the early 1950s. And Harriett's own choice is "The Moving Toyshop," a frivolous and mannered but intriguing detective novel.

Producer Christine Hall.

Harriett Gilbert invites Brian Sewell and Wendy Cope to share favourite books.

Favourite books championed by Brian Sewell and Wendy Cope. Harriett Gilbert introduces.

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Sue Macgregor talks to Gyles Brandreth and Burt Caesar about their favourite books.

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Kate Mosse talks to newsreader Emily Maitlis and the Archbishop of Wales, Dr Barry Morgan.

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Aasmah Mir & Pete Brown talk food books with Harriett Gilbert at Bristol Food Connections.

Broadcaster Aasmah Mir & beer writer Pete Brown talk about some great food books with Harriett Gilbert in front of an audience at Bristol Food Connections Festival. The Physiology of Taste by Brillat-Savarin may be a seminal work but is it still a genuinely good read? And what of The Debt to Pleasure, by John Lanchester, a dark comedy which references Brillat-Savarin... The third book is Moth Smoke by Mohsin Hamid, the first novel by the author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

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Sue Blackmore and Adam Hart-Davis join Harriett Gilbert to discuss favourite books.

Harriett Gilbert is joined by psychologist Sue Blackmore and her husband the broadcaster and historian of inventions Adam Hart-Davis to discuss favourite books.

These include 'Inventions of The Middle Ages' by Chiara Frugoni, 'The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry' by Rachel Joyce and 'Somewhere Towards the End' by Diana Athill.

Producer...Mary Ward-Lowery.

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discuss their favourite books with Harriett Gilbert.

Last Leg presenter and comedian Adam Hills and psychologist and popular science author Steven Pinker discuss their favourite books with Harriett Gilbert. Under discussion are two tales of non conformists, Albert Camus' The Outsider and Richard Bach's Jonathan Livingston Seagull, as well as Strunk and White's Elements of Style, a style guide written in the 1930s but still influential today. The guests talk about whether Camus' protagonist is a sociopath or a pathetic man to be pitied, and whether Jonathan Livingston Seagull is an inspiration or a product of California's 1970s hot tub scene.

Producer Sally Heaven.

Ade Adepitan And Dominic Holland20140729

Paralympian Ade Adepitan and comedian Dominic Holland talk books with Harriett Gilbert. Books under discussion are: Sue Townsend's delicious tale of teenage angst, The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4, In Cold Blood, Truman Capote's 'non-fiction novel' about the murders of four family members in a Kansas farmhouse in 1959 and Roddy Doyle's The Snapper, a comic portrayal of an unplanned pregnancy. Harriett and her two guests talk about the both the comedy and the poignancy to be found in novels about a working class Dublin family and a pompous teenager in 1980s Ashby de-la-Zouch. They debate the mind and motives of a psychopath and Truman Capote's views on the death penalty.

Producer Sally Heaven.

Al Murray And Tarek Osman2014070820140711

Comedian Al Murray, aka The Pub Landlord, and Egyptian political economist Tarek Osman discuss their favourite books with presenter Harriett Gilbert. Al's choice is Catch-22 by Joseph Heller. Tarek's is the controversial Egyptian novel Children of the Alley by Naguib Mahfouz, and Harriett picks Everyman by Philip Roth.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

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Alex Polizzi and writer Peter Robinson talk to Harriett Gilbert about favourite books.

In the first of a new series, Alex Polizzi, presenter of TV's The Hotel Inspector and The Fixer, and Peter Robinson, author of the DCI Banks crime novels, talk to Harriett Gilbert about the books they love.

Alex is captivated by the use of language in Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem, a strikingly unusual and comic crime novel with a hero with Tourette's syndrome.

Peter's choice is A Month in the Country by J.L. Carr. A period classic that was in fact written in 1980.

And Harriett flies the flag for I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith, a book she absolutely loves.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

Alexander Waugh, Xanthe Clay20110726

Harriett Gilbert talks to Alexander Waugh and Xanthe Clay about their favourite books.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

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Harriett Gilbert talks to Alexander Waugh and Xanthe Clay about their favourite books.

Alistair Appleton And Simon Baron-cohen2013022620130301

Must a book have psychological depth to be worth reading? This question comes up as Harriett Gilbert and her guests, television presenter Alistair Appleton and Professor Simon Baron-Cohen of the department of Psychiatry at Cambridge, swap favourite books. All goes well until Harriett's own choice comes under discussion. "A stinker!" cries Alistair; "Hard going," agrees Simon. But for Harriett, nothing beats curling up on the sofa with a glass of wine and a frivolous detective novel.

Producer Christine Hall.

Andi Osho, Toby Young20110322

Comedian Andi Osho nominates Stewart Lee's autobiography How I Escaped My Certain Fate, which deconstructs the art of stand-up comedy.

Journalist Toby Young talks about his love of Kingsley Amis' classic tale of campus life, Lucky Jim, and Sian Williams chairs the discussion with her choice, The Help by Kathryn Stockett, set in 1960s Mississippi.

Producer Beatrice Fenton.

Andi Osho and Toby Young talk to Sian Williams about their favourite books.

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Andrew Maxwell and Kamila Shamsie reveal the books they love to Harriett Gilbert.

Irish stand-up comedian Andrew Maxwell and Pakistani writer Kamila Shamsie disagree totally over the books each recommends as a must-read, but find common ground with Harriett Gilbert's choice - Doris Lessing's first impressions of the English. Andrew is a John Steinbeck fan, and chooses his first successful novel, Tortilla Flat. Kamila picks Clear Light Of Day by Anita Desai, which is set in Old Delhi post-partition. Harriett's choice is the little-known but compelling memoir In Pursuit of the English by Doris Lessing. Producer Beth O'Dea.

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Patricia Highsmith's classic thriller' The Talented Mr Ripley' would make a great expedition read, according to Harriett Gilbert's guests this week, multi-award-winning writers - mountaineers both - Ed Douglas and Andy Cave. Not unexpectedly their choices both feature mountains, but from markedly different perspectives.

Ed's good read is Nan Shepherd's 'The Living Mountain', an undiscovered lyrical masterpiece of mountain literature from a writer who made her name as a modernist novelist.

Andy chooses a hair-raising account of the life and career of one of France's most colourful and energetic climbers, Lionel Terray, in 'Conquistadors of the Useless'.

Harriett GIlbert admits she's not a natural mountaineer but she loves a (fictional) murderous psychopath, namely, Tom Ripley, Patricia Highsmith's famous anti-hero.

Producer...Mary Ward-Lowery.

Mountaineers Ed Douglas and Andy Cave join Harriett Gilbert to recommend favourite books.

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Harriett Gilbert discusses favourite books with Anita Rani and Katharine Whitehorn.

talk books, including Terry Pratchett's first Discworld novel and F Scott Fitzgerald's classic The Great Gatsby, with Harriett Gilbert.

Ann Widdecombe And Helen Wilkinson20140623 (BBC7)
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Ann and Helen compare books by Richard Dawkins, Brian Moore and Antonia Fraser.

Tom Sutcliffe, Ann Widdecombe and Helen Wilkinson compare books by Richard Dawkins, Brian Moore and Antonia Fraser. From 1997.

The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins

Publisher: Oxford University Press

The Gunpowder Plot by Antonia Fraser

Publisher: Weidenfeld and Nicolson

Lies of Silence by Brian Moore

Publisher: Vintage.

Tom Sutcliffe, Ann Widdecombe and Helen Wilkinson compare books by Richard Dawkins, Brian Moore and Antonia Fraser. From July 1997.

Anna Ford And Rick Stein20140609 (BBC7)
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Rick and Anna discuss books by John Lanchester, Les Murray and Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

Tom Sutcliffe, Rick Stein and Anna Ford discuss books by John Lanchester, Les Murray and Gabriel Garcia Marquez. From July 1997.

The Debt to Pleasure by John Lanchester,

Publisher : Picador.

In Evil Hour by Gabriel Garcia Marquez,

Publisher : Penguin.

Subhuman Redneck Poems by Les Murray,

Publisher : Carcanet Press.

Anne Harvey And Peter Preston20150413 (BBC7)
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Sarah, Peter and Anna discuss books by Cicely Hamilton, Raymond Chandler and Rose Tremain.

Peter Preston from The Guardian and anthologist Anne Harvey talk about their favourite paperbacks with Sarah LeFanu. From 1999.

William, An Englishman - by Cicely Hamilton

Publisher: Persephone Books

Playback the last novel by Raymond Chandler

Publisher: Penguin Books

The Way I Found Her a thriller set in France by Rose Tremain

Publisher: Vintage.

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Anne Mcelvoy, Matt Wolf20110215

Anne McElvoy, Policy Editor of The Economist, and theatre critic Matt Wolf talk to Kate Saunders about the books they most admire.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

Anne Mcelvoy, Matt Wolf20110215

Anne McElvoy, Policy Editor of the Economist, and theatre critic Matt Wolf talk to Kate Saunders about the books they most admire.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

Anne McElvoy and Matt Wolf talk to Kate Saunders about their favourite books.

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Anne McElvoy and Matt Wolf talk to Kate Saunders about their favourite books.

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DJ Annie Mac and author Kathy Lette talk favourite books with Harriett Gilbert.

DJ Annie Mac and author Kathy Lette discuss their favourite books with Harriett Gilbert.

Annie's choice is The Fault In Our Stars by John Green, an international hit.

Kathy nominates Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray, whose heroine Becky Sharp she loves.

Harriett picks Offshore by Penelope Fitzgerald, which is her Booker Prize-winning novel.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

Antonia Quirke & Kerry Shale2013061820130621

Antonia Quirke and Kerry Shale talk to Harriett Gilbert about their favourite books.

Film critic Antonia Quirke and actor Kerry Shale talk to Harriett Gilbert about their favourite books, which are wildly varied: a graphic novel, a travel book and a collection of short poems.

Kerry Shale talks about Blankets, a poignant memoir drawn and written by Craig Thompson.

Antonia's choice is a less well-known book by the author of Ring of Bright Water. It's A Reed Shaken by the Wind: Travels among the Marsh Arabs of Iraq by Gavin Maxwell.

Harriett Gilbert's recommendation is Short and Sweet: 101 Very Short Poems, edited by Simon Armitage.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

Arlene Phillips And Jocelyn Jee Esien2013101520131018

talk to Harriett Gilbert about favourite books.

Arlene Phillips, choreographer and Strictly Come Dancing judge, and Jocelyn Jee Esien, comedian and star of the BBC's Little Miss Jocelyn, talk to presenter Harriett Gilbert about the books they love.

Arlene's recommendation is Heartbreak Hotel, the new novel by Deborah Moggach: a richly comic tale of love at all ages.

Jocelyn chooses Prisoner to the Streets by Robyn Travis, a compelling insider's story of life in the postcode gangs of North London.

And Harriett brings So Long, See You Tomorrow by William Maxwell - a deceptively slight book which packs a powerful punch on the subject of the effect of a mother's death on the family she leaves behind.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

Arlene Phillips and Jocelyn Jee Esien talk to Harriett Gilbert about favourite books.

Baroness Blackstone And Julian Le Grand20150518 (BBC7)
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discuss JM Coetzee, Patrick O'Brian, Jane Gardam.

Sarah LeFanu, Baroness Blackstone and Julian Le Grand discuss JM Coetzee, Patrick O'Brian and Jane Gardam. From September 1999.

Baroness Mary Warnock, John Telfer20101126

In a special edition of the programme recorded in front of an audience at the Bristol Old Vic, Sue Macgregor and guests Baroness Warnock and actor John Telfer talk about their favourite paperbacks.

Baroness Mary Warnock is one of the country's leading philosophers and the author of more than 15 books, widely known for the work she has done on government committees.

JohnTelfer plays the Reverend Alan Franks in The Archers.

He studied at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and has appeared in more than 35 plays with the Bristol Old Vic Company.

The books they'll be discussing include Evelyn Waugh's Brideshead Revisited and Philip Pullman's recent re-telling of the gospels, The Good Man Jesus and The Scoundrel Christ.

Sue McGregor and guests discuss their book choices on stage at the Bristol Old Vic.

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Sarah LeFanu and guests, writer Bel Mooney and Dr Mark Porter, discuss three favourite paperbacks by Lidiya Ginzburg, Jonathan Coe, Randolph Nesse and George Williams. From December 1998.

Blockade Diary, by Lidiya Ginzburg

Publisher: Harvill

Evolution and Healing, by Randolph Nesse & George Williams

Publisher: Phoenix

The House of Sleep, by Jonathan Coe

Publisher: Penguin

Producer: Felicity Goodall.

Guests discuss books by Lidiya Ginzburg, Jonathan Coe, Randolph Nesse and George Williams.

Sarah LeFanu and guests, writer Bel Mooney and Dr Mark Porter, discuss books by Lidiya Ginzburg, Jonathan Coe, Randolph Nesse and George Williams. From December 1998.

Ben Goldacre And Michelle Paver2012112020121123

Strongly divergent opinions are aired on this week's edition of A Good Read as acclaimed children's author Michelle Paver brings Tove Jansson's 'Summer Book' to the table, a moving account of the relationship between an old woman and her granddaughter. We hear how she struggles with the choice of medical journalist Ben Goldacre, who discusses 'Testing Treatments', an account of how drug trials are conducted. Presenter Harriett Gilbert likes both, but proposes an autobiographical novel, 'Jigsaw' by Sybille Bedford, which for Goldacre misses the mark by a million miles.

Producer: Mark Smalley.

disagree strongly over the paperbacks they're discussing.

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Bibi and Giles talk about books by Patrick McCabe, Paul Muldoon and Eric Newby.

Broadcaster Bibi Baskin and journalist Giles Foden join Sarah LeFanu to talk about favourite paperbacks by Patrick McCabe, Paul Muldoon and Eric Newby. From 1999.

Books discussed:

The Butcher Boy by Patrick McCabe

Publisher : Pan Books

New Selected Poems by Paul Muldoon

Publisher : Faber & Faber

The Last Grain Race by Eric Newby

Publisher : Picador.

Bill Paterson, Dea Birkett20110614

Harriett Gilbert's guests, actor Bill Paterson and travel writer Dea Birkett, discuss with her their favourite paperback books.

The choices include two novels, one set in post-war California and the other in post-war Germany, and a travelogue which is also a personal history.

Producer Christine Hall.

Bill Paterson and Dea Birkett discuss favourite books with Harriett Gilbert.

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Bill Paterson and Dea Birkett discuss favourite books with Harriett Gilbert.

Bonnie Greer, Simon Brett20120207

Presenter Harriett Gilbert and her guests discuss three favourite books, in the first of a new series of A Good Read. The writer Bonnie Greer brings along Blind Sunflowers by Alberto Méndez, a first novel about the Spanish Civil War; Simon Brett, scriptwriter of many Radio 4 comedies, chooses The Art of Coarse Acting by Michael Green subtitled "how to wreck an amateur dramatic society." Harriett herself chooses a much-loved and - it turns out - slightly mis-remembered novel which created a big stir when it was first published in 1993 - The Shipping News by E. Annie Proulx.

Produced by Christine Hall.

Three favourite books are discussed by Harriett Gilbert, Bonnie Greer and Simon Brett.

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Three favourite books are discussed by Harriett Gilbert, Bonnie Greer and Simon Brett

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Harriett Gilbert talks to Brendan O'Neill and Gabriel Gbadamosi about favourite books.

Harriett Gilbert talks to Brendan O'Neill and Gabriel Gbadamosi about their favourite books, from Graham Greene to a wild new twist on the Sherlock Holmes story to a Norwegian classic...

Brendan O'Neill, editor of the online magazine Spiked, chooses a late and rather different Graham Greene - Monsignor Quixote.

Writer Gabriel Gbadamosi recommends a little-known but compelling Norwegian classic: The Ice Palace by Tarjei Vesaas.

And presenter Harriett Gilbert's choice offers a new perspective on Sherlock Holmes. It's The Last Sherlock Holmes Story by Michael Dibdin, author of the Aurelio Zen detective series.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

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Brian and Richard discuss books by T Coraghesson Boyle, Bernhard Schlink and Graham Greene

Sarah LeFanu is joined by award-winning sci-fi writer Brian Aldiss and author and palaeontologist Dr Richard Fortey to discuss three favourite paperbacks by T Coraghesson Boyle, Bernhard Schlink and Graham Greene. From 1999.

The Tortilla Curtain by T. Coraghesson Boyle

Publisher: Bloomsbury

The Reader by Bernhard Schlink

Publisher: Phoenix

Monsignor Quixote by Graham Greene

Publisher: Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics.

Caroline Lucas And Rod Liddle20151006

Green MP Caroline Lucas and columnist Rod Liddle debate books with Harriett Gilbert. Under discussion are Flight Behaviour by Barbara Kingsolver, Red or Dead by David Peace and Fun Home by Alison Bechdel. No prizes for guessing who chose the novel about climate change, but there are some surprises along the way. Producer Sally Heaven.

Chris Lintott, Neil Mccormick2012031320120316

Astronomer and Sky at Night presenter Chris Lintott and the Telegraph's Chief music critic Neil McCormick discuss their favourite books with Harriett Gilbert.

Neil's choice is A Patchwork Planet by Anne Tyler, the story of anti-hero Barnaby Gaitlin which he says perfectly captures "an end to a lost extended youth."

Harriett picks White by Marie Darrieussecq which is an unusual romantic story set on a European base in Antarctica narrated by "an amorphous gaggle of ghosts."

Chris suspects that Harriett and Neil will hate Last and First Men by Olaf Stapledon, which describes the history of humanity from the present onwards across two billion years.

Producer: Toby Field.

Chris Lintott and Neil McCormick discuss their favourite books with Harriett Gilbert

Chris Smith, Mavis Cheek20110607

Lord Chris Smith, chairman of the Environment Agency, and novelist Mavis Cheek are Harriett Gilbert's guests in this edition of A Good Read.

Each brings a very different recommended read to the studio: a series of essays celebrating the wild places in nature; an early novel by a poet; and a profound but disquieting debut novel about a disturbed child.

Producer Christine Hall.

Lord Chris Smith and novelist Mavis Cheek compare favourite books with Harriett Gilbert.

Chris Smith, Mavis Cheek20110610

Lord Chris Smith and novelist Mavis Cheek compare favourite books with Harriett Gilbert.

Christopher Frayling & Nikki Bedi20111025

Christopher Frayling, Professor Emeritus at the Royal College of Art, and broadcaster Nikki Bedi talk to Harriett Gilbert about the books they love.

Christopher's recommendation is a passionate political polemic: Ill Fares The Land: A Treatise On Our Present Discontents, by Tony Judt.

Nikki picks The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri, the story of a boy growing up in an Indian family in America.

Harriett's choice is the first in the celebrated Tales of the City series by Armistead Maupin.

Producer: Beth O'Dea.

Christopher Frayling and Nikki Bedi talk to Harriett Gilbert about the books they love.

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Harriett Gilbert discusses favourite books with Christopher Frayling and Abi Morgan.

Harriett Gilbert talks about favourite books, including A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers, with award-winning screenwriter Abi Morgan and cultural historian Christopher Frayling.

His choice is The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter, a collection of short stories in which he actually features.. And Harriett has recently discovered the darkly comic Mortdecai novels, including the first one, Don't Point that Thing at Me, by Kyril Bonfiglioli.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

Claire Fox And Lisa Appignanesi20100727

This week's guests in the studio to recommend their favourite paperbacks with Sue Macgregor are Lisa Appignanesi and Claire Fox.

Lisa Appignanesi is a novelist, writer and broadcaster who was born in Poland and grew up in France and Canada before coming to England as a graduate student.

She's President of English PEN, the worldwide association of writers which campaigns for freedom of expression, has translated a number of books from French into English and has edited many volumes of writing and essays by major international figures.

Her own latest book, Mad, Bad and Sad, a History of Women and the Mind Doctors, asks why women are more often put in these categories than men, and has won several awards.

She's written a memoir of her own family, ten novels that span a range of fictional genres, and books about Simone De Beauvoir, Proust and Freud among others.

She currently writing a book about love which will be out next Spring.

Claire Fox is the Director of the Institute of Ideas, a regular panellist on Radio 4's The Moral Maze and appears frequently on the panels of many other radio and television programmes.

She was a mental health worker and lecturer before becoming co-publisher of the controversial journal LM (formerly known as Living Marxism), and continues to pursue a career-long interest in education, social issues and the arts.

She's a Member of the European Cultural Parliament and sits on the Advisory Board of the Economic Policy Centre.

Every year she convenes the Institute of Ideas' flagship event, the Battle of Ideas festival - the next one will take place in London at the end of October.

Sue Macgregor talks to Lisa Appignanesi and Claire Fox about their favourite books.

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Sue MacGregor talks to Lisa Appignanesi and Claire Fox about their favourite books.

Claire Skinner And Louise Welsh2015031720150320 (R4)

Actress Claire Skinner, who plays the mum in BBC One's Outnumbered, and Glaswegian author Louise Welsh, talk favourite books with Harriett Gilbert. They include A Death in the Family by Karl Ove Knausgaard, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson and Strong Poison by Dorothy L Sayers.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

Actress Claire Skinner and author Louise Welsh talk favourite books with Harriett Gilbert.

Colin Murray & Bob Mills2013062520130628

Colin Murray and Bob Mills talk about favourite books with Harriett Gilbert.

Constance Briscoe, Angela Saini2012062620120629

Book recommendations from Harriett Gilbert and guests, Constance Briscoe and Angela Saini.

Harriett Gilbert and her guests discuss their three book recommendations: Constance Briscoe, writer and part-time judge, champions "Knowledge of Angels" by Jill Paton-Walsh; science writer Angela Seini chooses "Foundation" by science fiction writer Isaac Asimov; and Harriett's own choice is the autobiography of the late novelist Muriel Spark.

Producer Christine Hall.

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This week's recommended books are by Edna O'Brien, Margery Allingham and the anonymous author of a controversial memoir, A Woman in Berlin. Harriett is joined by by poet Daljit Nagra and journalist and radio critic Susan Jeffreys.

Daljit recommends 'The Country Girls' by Edna O'Brien, a funny and painful story of growing-up in Ireland in the early 1960s. Susan's book is the anonymously written 'A Woman in Berlin', a searing and brilliant memoir of survival by a German woman living through the final weeks of World War Two.

Harriett's choice is 'Coroner's Pidgin' by one of the queens of crime fiction, Margery Allingham.

Daljit Nagra's debut poetry collection 'Look We Have Coming to Dover!' won the 2007 Forward Prize for Best First Collection. His latest book: 'Tippoo Sultan's Incredible White-Man Eating Tiger-Toy Machine!!!' was shortlisted for the TS Eliot Prize. Daljit is currently working on a version of the South Asian classic text 'Ramayana'. There were no books at home when he was a child and the first book that really made an impression on him was William Blake's 'Songs of Innocence and Experience' when he was nineteen.

Daily Mail radio columnist Susan Jeffreys has always worked with books, first in libraries, (notably in Zambia where she delivered books by van and canoe). Later she wrote for Punch, The Listener and The Observer among many other publications. A Sony Gold winning broadcaster, she has also written a libretto and short stories. She can't remember what the first book she read was called, but she does remember it was made of cloth so it could be read in the bath - a tin bath in front of the fire - and she's been a keen fan of bath reading ever since, as is evidenced by the soggy pages of her review copies.

Producer...Mary Ward-Lowery.

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Dame Evelyn Glennie and Professor Sarah Churchwell discuss favourite books with Harriett Gilbert.

Internationally renowned percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie's rather surprising choice of a good read is Napoleon Hill's best-selling self-improvement book 'Think and Grow Rich'. First published in 1937, it's a classic of the genre and still has wide appeal to the book-buying public.

Sarah Churchwell is a journalist and academic, Professor of American Literature at the University of East Anglia. She recommends Henry James' classic 'The Ambassadors'. A darkly comic story about the seductive charms of Europe and learning to 'live all you can', it's one of James' best-loved novels.

Harriett's choice is 'Curious' by the comic actress Rebecca Front. It's a collection of beautifully-observed stories about life's absurdities, funny, thoughtful and touching.

Producer...Mary Ward-Lowery.

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Journalist Daniel Finkelstein, Baron Finkelstein of Pinner, and writer Jill Paton Walsh, reveal their favourite books to presenter Harriett Gilbert.

Daniel Finkelstein, Associate Editor, columnist and leader writer for The Times, was also an adviser to John Major and William Hague. He recommends Influence: the Psychology of Persuasion by Robert B Cialdini. It's a book that he says has changed the way he looks at people and situations.

Novelist Jill Paton Walsh has written many books for children and adults, including the Booker Prize-shortlisted Knowledge of Angels and detective fictions that continue Dorothy L. Sayers's Peter Wimsey series. Her choice is another factual book: What Money Can't Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets by Michael J. Sandel.

And Harriett Gilbert's pick is The Van by Roddy Doyle, which provokes a heart-felt argument about the merits of fiction as opposed to non-fiction. Which tells a greater truth?

Producer Beth O'Dea.

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David and Anna discuss paperbacks by Elie Wiesel, Somerset Maugham and Rose Macaulay.

Sarah LeFanu, Dr David Delvin and Anna Raeburn discuss paperbacks by Elie Wiesel, Somerset Maugham and Rose Macaulay. From November 1998.

All Rivers Run to the Sea by Elie Wiesel

Publisher: HarperCollins

Collected Short Stories, Vol II by W Somerset Maugham

Publisher: Mandarin Fiction

Crew Train by Rose Macaulay

Published: Virago.

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Natalie Haynes and David Greig join Harriett Gilbert to discuss favourite books.

Writer and broadcaster Natalie Haynes reveals her love of the Classics through her choice of 'The Lost Books of the Odyssey' by Zachary Mason, which describes itself as 'forty-four variations on the story of Odysseus'. The eponymous hero, liar and storyteller has familiar and repeated encounters with the Cylops and the Sirens; he travels to Troy and back to Ithaca, but there's always a twist in the telling in this magical first book written by a computer scientist Mason.

David Greig is a playwright and the recently-appointed Artistic Director at the Lyceum Theatre in Edinburgh. He recommends 'A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again' by David Foster Wallace, a series of dazzling, clever and funny 'essays and arguments' about American life and culture.

Producer...Mary Ward-Lowery.

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David Morrissey and Julia Blackburn join Harriett Gilbert to discuss favourite books.

David Morrissey and Julia Blackburn2015101320151016 (R4)

David Morrissey and Julia Blackburn join Harriett Gilbert to discuss favourite books.

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David Morrissey and Julia Blackburn20151013

Actor David Morrissey and writer Julia Blackburn join Harriett Gilbert to discuss and recommend favourite books.

They include a breath-taking collection of stories by JD Salinger: For Esme - with Love and Squalor, which is often eclipsed by 'The Catcher in the Rye' but is equally brilliant on children and young people.

David's choice is by the American writer John O'Hara. Appointment in Samarra was published in 1934, and it's a stylish and surprisingly sexy novel depicting the self-destructive decline of Julian English, a high-ranking member of a small-town elite.

Harriett's choice is Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight. It's the devastating and funny memoir of Alexandra Fuller about her childhood as the daughter of white settlers in Rhodesia of the 1970s.

Producer Mary Ward-Lowery.

David Morrissey and Julia Blackburn20151013

Actor David Morrissey and writer Julia Blackburn join Harriett Gilbert to discuss and recommend favourite books.

They include a breath-taking collection of stories by JD Salinger: For Esme - with Love and Squalor, which is often eclipsed by 'The Catcher in the Rye' but is equally brilliant on children and young people.

David's choice is by the American writer John O'Hara. Appointment in Samarra was published in 1934, and it's a stylish and surprisingly sexy novel depicting the self-destructive decline of Julian English, a high-ranking member of a small-town elite.

Harriett's choice is Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight. It's the devastating and funny memoir of Alexandra Fuller about her childhood as the daughter of white settlers in Rhodesia of the 1970s.

Producer Mary Ward-Lowery.

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David Morrissey and Julia Blackburn join Harriett Gilbert to discuss favourite books.

David Morrissey and Julia Blackburn2015101320151016 (R4)

David Morrissey and Julia Blackburn join Harriett Gilbert to discuss favourite books.

David Morrissey and Julia Blackburn20151013

David Morrissey and Julia Blackburn20151013

Actor David Morrissey and writer Julia Blackburn join Harriett Gilbert to discuss and recommend favourite books.

They include a breath-taking collection of stories by JD Salinger: For Esme - with Love and Squalor, which is often eclipsed by 'The Catcher in the Rye' but is equally brilliant on children and young people.

David's choice is by the American writer John O'Hara. Appointment in Samarra was published in 1934, and it's a stylish and surprisingly sexy novel depicting the self-destructive decline of Julian English, a high-ranking member of a small-town elite.

Harriett's choice is Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight. It's the devastating and funny memoir of Alexandra Fuller about her childhood as the daughter of white settlers in Rhodesia of the 1970s.

Producer Mary Ward-Lowery.

David Morrissey and Julia Blackburn20151013

Actor David Morrissey and writer Julia Blackburn join Harriett Gilbert to discuss and recommend favourite books.

They include a breath-taking collection of stories by JD Salinger: For Esme - with Love and Squalor, which is often eclipsed by 'The Catcher in the Rye' but is equally brilliant on children and young people.

David's choice is by the American writer John O'Hara. Appointment in Samarra was published in 1934, and it's a stylish and surprisingly sexy novel depicting the self-destructive decline of Julian English, a high-ranking member of a small-town elite.

Harriett's choice is Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight. It's the devastating and funny memoir of Alexandra Fuller about her childhood as the daughter of white settlers in Rhodesia of the 1970s.

Producer Mary Ward-Lowery.

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David Morrissey and Julia Blackburn2015101320151016 (R4)

David Morrissey and Julia Blackburn join Harriett Gilbert to discuss favourite books.

David Morrissey and Julia Blackburn2015101320151016 (R4)

David Morrissey and Julia Blackburn join Harriett Gilbert to discuss favourite books.

David Morrissey and Julia Blackburn20151013

David Morrissey and Julia Blackburn20151013

Actor David Morrissey and writer Julia Blackburn join Harriett Gilbert to discuss and recommend favourite books.

They include a breath-taking collection of stories by JD Salinger: For Esme - with Love and Squalor, which is often eclipsed by 'The Catcher in the Rye' but is equally brilliant on children and young people.

David's choice is by the American writer John O'Hara. Appointment in Samarra was published in 1934, and it's a stylish and surprisingly sexy novel depicting the self-destructive decline of Julian English, a high-ranking member of a small-town elite.

Harriett's choice is Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight. It's the devastating and funny memoir of Alexandra Fuller about her childhood as the daughter of white settlers in Rhodesia of the 1970s.

Producer Mary Ward-Lowery.

David Morrissey and Julia Blackburn20151013

Actor David Morrissey and writer Julia Blackburn join Harriett Gilbert to discuss and recommend favourite books.

They include a breath-taking collection of stories by JD Salinger: For Esme - with Love and Squalor, which is often eclipsed by 'The Catcher in the Rye' but is equally brilliant on children and young people.

David's choice is by the American writer John O'Hara. Appointment in Samarra was published in 1934, and it's a stylish and surprisingly sexy novel depicting the self-destructive decline of Julian English, a high-ranking member of a small-town elite.

Harriett's choice is Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight. It's the devastating and funny memoir of Alexandra Fuller about her childhood as the daughter of white settlers in Rhodesia of the 1970s.

Producer Mary Ward-Lowery.

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, aka John Shuttleworth, discuss their favourite books.

Dawn O'Porter and Graham Fellows, AKA John Shuttleworth, talk with Harriett Gilbert about their favourite books, including two tales of alienation, Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse and Green Girl by Kate Zambreno, and Nancy Mitford's gossipy tale of adultery and a scheming child in post war France and England.

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Deborah Bull, former Principal Dancer with the Royal Ballet, talks about her longstanding affection for Mr Pye by Mervyn Peake, an original and amusing tale set on Sark. Journalist and author Sam Leith, literary editor of The Spectator, advocates 77 Dream Songs by John Berryman, a collection of poetry he's passionate about. Presenter Harriett Gilbert's choice is News of a Kidnapping by Gabriel García Márquez, a non-fiction work detailing kidnappings in Colombia by the Medellín Cartel and Pablo Escobar.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

Deborah Bull and Sam Leith2016030120160304 (R4)

Deborah Bull, former Principal Dancer with the Royal Ballet, talks about her longstanding affection for Mr Pye by Mervyn Peake, an original and amusing tale set on Sark. Journalist and author Sam Leith, literary editor of The Spectator, advocates 77 Dream Songs by John Berryman, a collection of poetry he's passionate about. Presenter Harriett Gilbert's choice is News of a Kidnapping by Gabriel García Márquez, a non-fiction work detailing kidnappings in Colombia by the Medellín Cartel and Pablo Escobar.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

Deborah Bull and Sam Leith20160301

Deborah Bull, former Principal Dancer with the Royal Ballet, talks about her longstanding affection for Mr Pye by Mervyn Peake, an original and amusing tale set on Sark. Journalist and author Sam Leith, literary editor of The Spectator, advocates 77 Dream Songs by John Berryman, a collection of poetry he's passionate about. Presenter Harriett Gilbert's choice is News of a Kidnapping by Gabriel García Márquez, a non-fiction work detailing kidnappings in Colombia by the Medellín Cartel and Pablo Escobar.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

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Deborah Meaden, Eliza Carthy2012030620120309

Harriett Gilbert invites Deborah Meaden from Dragons' Den, and folk-singer and songwriter Eliza Carthy to pick their favourite books.

Eliza chooses Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer - a story of a young man who goes to the Ukraine in search of the woman who saved his Grandfather from the Nazis, aided by a blind old man, a randy dog and a very, very bad translator.

Deborah's choice is the historical detective story The Instance of the Fingerpost by Iain Pears, the tale of a young woman, Sarah Blundy, accused of murder set against the backdrop of religious, political and intellectual ferment that surrounded England in the 1600s.

Harriett's choice is the idiosyncratic The Emperor's Babe by Bernardine Evaristo. It's a book written entirely in verse and set in Roman Britain, which tells the story of Zuleika, the feisty and precocious daughter of Sudanese immigrants whose head is turned by the arriving Emperor, Septimus Severus.

Producer: Toby Field.

Harriett Gilbert invites Deborah Meaden and Eliza Carthy to pick their favourite books.

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Deborah and Trevor discuss works by Charles Dickens, Andrew Miller and Lucy Ellman.

Tom Sutcliffe, Deborah Moggach and Trevor Phillips discuss works by Charles Dickens, Andrew Miller and Lucy Ellman. From August 1998.

Ingenious Pain - Andrew Miller

Publisher : Sceptre

Bleak House - Charles Dickens

Publisher : Oxford World Classics

Sweet Desserts - Lucy Ellman

Publisher : Virago.

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Diane and Bill discuss titles by Mark Twain, John McGahern and Iain Sinclair.

Thomas Sutcliffe, Diane Abbott and Bill Nighy discuss titles by Mark Twain, John McGahern and Iain Sinclair. From July 1997.

Roughing It by Mark Twain,

Publisher: Faber and Faber,

Amongst Women by John McGahern,

Publisher: Penguin

Lights out for the Territory by Iain Sinclair,

Publisher: Granta.

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Dr Christian Jessen, James Wong, and presenter Harriett Gilbert nominate their favourite books. Under discussion are Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton, Louis Begley's novel Wartime Lies, and The Same Sea by Amos Oz. Producer Sally Heaven.

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Author and former MP Edwina Currie and actor Nicholas Le Prevost talk about books they love with Harriett Gilbert.

Edwina Currie's choice is An Awfully Big Adventure, by Beryl Bainbridge, a tale of backstage intrigue and loss of innocence in a Liverpool theatre in 1950. For Edwina it brings not just joy and razor-sharp writing, but personal memories of her home town after the war.

The Priory by Dorothy Whipple is Nicholas Le Prevost's pick. This soap-opera- like story of a crumbling manor house and its eccentric inhabitants, struggling with the fallout of the depression, was written under the looming shadow of World War II. It's characters, atmosphere, and its depiction of women's lives have made it a firm favourite for Nicholas.

Harriett Gilbert takes us to Iran for her choice of A Good Read: Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi. A memoir which melds the politics of post-revolution Iran with unusual perspectives on western literary classics, it tells the story of a female academic, expelled from her university for refusing to wear the veil, who sets up a book club at her home.

Presenter: Harriett Gilbert

Producer: Melvin Rickarby.

Author and former MP Edwina Currie and actor Nicholas Le Provost talk about books they love with Harriett Gilbert, including The Priory by Dorothy Whipple, An Awfully Big Adventure by Beryl Bainbridge and Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi.

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Terry and Edwina discuss books by Frank McCourt, William Trevor and Garrison Keillor.

Tom Sutcliffe, Terry Wogan and Edwina Currie discuss books by Frank McCourt, William Trevor and Garrison Keillor. From 1997.

Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt

Publisher: Flamingo

Felicia's Journey by William Trevor

Publisher: Penguin.

Lake Wobegon Days by Garrison Keillor

Publisher: Faber.

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Former Conservative minister Edwina Currie joins Sue MacGregor to discuss her paperback choice - Zoe Heller's recent account of faith and politics, The Believers.

Meanwhile, Colin Tweedy, Chief Executive of Arts and Business, chooses Kenneth Clark's influential landmark work, Civilisation.

Producer: Mark Smalley.

Sue MacGregor is joined by writers Edwina Currie and Colin Tweedy.

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Eleanor and Roy discuss books by Tobias Wolff, Angus Wilson and Simon Gray.

Thomas Sutcliffe, Eleanor Bron and Roy Hattersley discuss books by Tobias Wolff, Angus Wilson and Simon Gray. From 1998.

The Night in Question - Tobias Wolff

Publisher: Bloomsbury

Anglo-Saxon Attitudes - Angus Wilson

Publisher: Penguin

An Unnatural Pursuit - Simon Gray

Publisher: Faber.

Eleanor Updale, Andrea Oliver20120214

Harriett Gilbert talks to children's writer Eleanor Updale and TV and radio presenter Andrea Oliver about the books they love.

Eleanor's choice is a deceptively simple, poignant novel by the Irish writer William Trevor: Love and Summer.

Andrea is a passionate advocate of Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel - the wildly romantic Mexican bestseller that was made into a film.

And Harriett sheds fresh light on one of the most influential recent novels about the meeting of East and West: The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

Harriett Gilbert talks to Eleanor Updale and Andrea Oliver about the books they love.

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Harriett Gilbert talks to Eleanor Updale and Andrea Oliver about the books they love.

Eliza Manningham-buller And Elif Shafak2014110420141107 (R4)

Former M15 head Eliza Manningham-Buller and Turkish author and commentator Elif Shafak discuss favourite books with presenter Harriett Gilbert. Choices of a good read are: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's latest, Americanah; Michael Chabon's ripping yarn set a thousand years ago, Gentlemen of the Road; and The War Between the Tates, Alison Lurie's dissection of a marriage breakdown. Memories of university in the sixties and feelings about home are among the topics being discussed.

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Harriett Gilbert talks to Eve Pollard and Julie Bindel about their favourite books.

Harriett Gilbert talks to guests about their favourite books. Eve Pollard chooses Canada by Richard Ford and Julie Bindel picks Chinua Achebe's classic African novel Things Fall Apart. Harriett's choice is the hilarious Me Talk Pretty One Day, by David Sedaris.

Producer: Melvin Rickarby.

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Author Fay Weldon and curator Hans-Ulrich Obrist talk books with Harriett Gilbert.

Author Fay Weldon and Serpentine Galleries curator Hans Ulrich Obrist talk about books they love with Harriett Gilbert.

Fay Weldon's pick, Vauxhall by Gabriel Gbadamosi, is a poetic portrait of a 1970's childhood - a young boy finding his way among crumbling houses, racial tension, tramps, gypsies and family rows.

Sitt Marie Rose by Etel Adnan, chosen by Hans Ulrich Obrist, is a woman's personal response to the civil war in the Lebanon: kidnap, murder and betrayal as a country unravels.

And Harriett Gilbert takes us to Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island - a rollocking adventure read by all three as children, but have Long John Silver and Jim Hawkins lost their appeal as the decades have passed?

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Fay Weldon and Louise Welsh talk to Harriett Gilbert about the books they love.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

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Fay Weldon and Louise Welsh talk to Harriett Gilbert about the books they love.

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Songwriter and lyricist Richard Stilgoe and Sarah Churchwell, lecturer in American literature and culture, talk to Sue Macgregor about their favourite books.

Sue Macgregor talks to Richard Stilgoe and Sarah Churchwell about their favourite books.

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Sue Macgregor talks to Richard Stilgoe and Sarah Churchwell about their favourite books.

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talk to Harriett Gilbert about their favourite books.

TV presenter Fern Britton and Olympic gold medallist rower Katherine Grainger talk to Harriett Gilbert about the books they love.

They include The Various Haunts of Men by Susan Hill, The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett and To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

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Writer Grace Dent and actress Frances Barber talk to presenter Harriett Gilbert about the books they love, in an edition recorded in front of an audience at R4's More Than Words Listening Festival in Bristol.

Outspoken and hilarious author Grace Dent is the self-proclaimed Queen of Twitter, and her favourite book is a masterpiece of acerbic wit: Love in a Cold Climate by Nancy Mitford.

Frances Barber is one of Britain's best-loved actresses, recently to be seen in Dr Who, and her choice is A Thousand Splendid Suns by Afghan-born novelist Khaled Hosseini. It's the follow-up to his hugely acclaimed debut novel, The Kite Runner.

And Harriett Gilbert brings Cat's Eye by Margaret Atwood to the table, to see if it still deserves its iconic status..

Producer Beth O'Dea.

Grace Dent and Frances Barber talk favourite books at the More Than Words Festival.

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Grace Dent and Frances Barber talk favourite books at the More Than Words Festival.

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Frances O'Grady, General Secretary Designate of the TUC, brings 'the intellectual equivalent of a Hollywood weepie' as her choice of a good read. It's the powerful Booker prize-winning novel, 'The Gathering' by Irish novelist, Anne Enright. Meanwhile the medical historian Ruth Richardson chooses TS Eliot's landmark poem written in the shadow of the Second World War, 'Four Quartets'. The presenter Harriett Gilbert nominates a children's classic, 'The Box of Delights' by John Masefield.

Producer: Mark Smalley.

discuss favourite paperbacks with Harriett Gilbert

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Harriet's guests this week are Sarah Moss and Francis Spufford. Sarah suggests The Grasmere Journals by Dorothy Wordsworth and Francis picks Mistress Masham's Repose by T. H. White. Harriet has been reading Human Voices by Penelope Fitzgerald.

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talk about their favourite books with Harriett Gilbert. Under discussion: Michael Blakemore's recollections of testing times under Laurence Olivier at the National Theatre in Stage Blood, Barbara Trapido's first novel, Brother of the More Famous Jack, and Something Happened, Joseph Heller's follow up to Catch 22.

Producer Sally Heaven.

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Spectator editor Fraser Nelson and critic Adam Mars-Jones talk books with Harriett Gilbert

Editor of The Spectator Fraser Nelson and critic Adam Mars-Jones talk about books they admire with Harriett Gilbert. Adam recommends I Knew The Bride, a moving collection of poems by Hugo Williams, and Fraser's choice is an historical novel of great relevance now: The Emigrants by Vilhelm Moberg. Harriett brings along Rum Punch by Elmore Leonard, which was adapted into the film Jackie Brown by Quentin Tarantino.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

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Frederic and Amanda discuss paperbacks by AS Byatt, Peter Robb and Ronald Wright.

Louise Doughty and her guests, novelist and scriptwriter Frederic Raphael and social historian Amanda Vickery discuss three favourite paperbacks by AS Byatt, Peter Robb and Ronald Wright. From January 2000.

Still Life, by AS Byatt

Publisher: Vintage

Midnight in Sicily, by Peter Robb

Publisher: Panther

Scientific Romance, by Ronald Wright

Publisher: Anchor.

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Gareth and Jenny books by Bill Bryson, Penelope Fitzgerald and Jonathan Raban.

Sarah Lefanu and her guests, actor Gareth Armstrong and biographer Jenny Uglow, discuss three favourite paperbacks by Bill Bryson, Penelope Fitzgerald and Jonathan Raban. From 1999.

Mother Tongue by Bill Bryson

Publisher: Penguin

The Blue Flower by Penelope Fitzgerald

Publisher: Flamingo

Our Glory by Jonathan Raban

Publisher: Picador.

Gary Kemp And Daljit Nagra20100713

Sue Macgregor's guests this week are the award-winning poet Daljit Nagra and the Spandau Ballet guitarist and actor Gary Kemp.

Daljit Nagra is a poet and part-time teacher whose poem 'Look We Have Coming to Dover!' won the Forward Best Single Poem Prize on 2004,.

His debut collection, with the same title, won the Forward Best First Collection in 2007 and the Arts Council England Decibel Award.

His poetry explores the lives and experiences of British-born Indians, and is characterised by his deft use of Punglish - a blend of Punjabi and English.

Gary Kemp is a musician and actor who plays lead guitar in Spandau Ballet, the hugely successful 1980s band who broke up in 1990 but re-formed last year for a world tour which they've just finished.

Gary has released a solo album and appeared on stage, in films and on television, and has co-written a musical called 'A Terrible Beauty' based on the life of WB Yeats.

He's just presented a Radio 2 documentary about glam rock, and his autobiography, I Know This Much, is recently out in paperback.

producer: Sara Davies.

Sue Macgregor talks to Daljit Nagra and Gary Kemp about their favourite books.

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In the first of a new series of the programme, Edward Blishen invites Sir

Kingsley Amis and Ruth Rendell to talk about four paperbacks they consider to be A Good Read.

Producer Susan Roberts. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Edward Blishen

Unknown: Ruth Rendell

Producer: Susan Roberts.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910704]

Unknown: Edward Blishen

Unknown: Ruth Rendell

Producer: Susan Roberts.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910707]

In the first of a new series of the programme, Edward Blishen invites Sir Kingsley Amis and Ruth Rendell to talk about four paperbacks they consider to be A Good Read.

Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Edward Blishen

Unknown: Sir Kingsley Amis

Unknown: Ruth Rendell

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910707]

Unknown: Edward Blishen

Unknown: Sir Kingsley Amis

Unknown: Ruth Rendell

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910711]

Edward Blishen invites

Tariq Ali and Carmen Callil to talk about four paperbacks they consider to be A Good Read.

Producer Susan Roberts Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Edward Blishen

Unknown: Tariq Ali

Unknown: Carmen Callil

Producer: Susan Roberts

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910711]

Unknown: Edward Blishen

Unknown: Tariq Ali

Unknown: Carmen Callil

Producer: Susan Roberts

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910714]

Edward Blishen invites

Tariq Ali and Carmen Callil to talk about four paperbacks they consider to be A Good Read.

Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Edward Blishen

Unknown: Tariq Ali

Unknown: Carmen Callil

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910714]

Unknown: Edward Blishen

Unknown: Tariq Ali

Unknown: Carmen Callil

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910718]

Edward Blishen invites

Anna Ford and Josephine Hart to talk about four paperbacks they consider to be A Good Read.

Producer Susan Roberts. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Edward Blishen

Unknown: Anna Ford

Unknown: Josephine Hart

Producer: Susan Roberts.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910718]

Unknown: Edward Blishen

Unknown: Anna Ford

Unknown: Josephine Hart

Producer: Susan Roberts.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910721]

Edward Blishen invites

Anna Ford and Josephine Hart to talk about four paperbacks they consider to be A Good Read.

Contributors

Unknown: Edward Blishen

Unknown: Anna Ford

Unknown: Josephine Hart

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910721]

Unknown: Edward Blishen

Unknown: Anna Ford

Unknown: Josephine Hart

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910725]

Edward Blishen invites

P D James and Norman Willis to talk about four paperbacks they consider to be A Good Read.

Producer Susan Roberts. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Edward Blishen

Unknown: Norman Willis

Producer: Susan Roberts.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910725]

Unknown: Edward Blishen

Unknown: Norman Willis

Producer: Susan Roberts.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910728]

with Edward Blishen , and guests P D James and Norman Willis.

Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Edward Blishen

Unknown: Norman Willis.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910728]

Unknown: Edward Blishen

Unknown: Norman Willis.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910801]

Edward Blishen invites

Jane Asher and Clive Anderson to talk about four paperbacks they consider to be A Good Read.

Producer Susan Roberts. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Edward Blishen

Unknown: Jane Asher

Unknown: Clive Anderson

Producer: Susan Roberts.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910801]

Unknown: Edward Blishen

Unknown: Jane Asher

Unknown: Clive Anderson

Producer: Susan Roberts.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910804]

Edward Blishen invites

Jane Asher and Clive Anderson to talk about four paperbacks they consider to be

A Good Read.

Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Edward Blishen

Unknown: Jane Asher

Unknown: Clive Anderson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910804]

Unknown: Edward Blishen

Unknown: Jane Asher

Unknown: Clive Anderson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910808]

Edward Blishen invites

Jackie Kay and Joan Smith to talk about four paperbacks they consider to be A Good Read.

Producer Susan Roberts. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Edward Blishen

Unknown: Jackie Kay

Unknown: Joan Smith

Producer: Susan Roberts.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910808]

Unknown: Edward Blishen

Unknown: Jackie Kay

Unknown: Joan Smith

Producer: Susan Roberts.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910811]

with Edward Blishen , and guests Jackie Kay and Joan Smith.

Contributors

Unknown: Edward Blishen

Unknown: Jackie Kay

Unknown: Joan Smith.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910811]

Unknown: Edward Blishen

Unknown: Jackie Kay

Unknown: Joan Smith.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910815]

Edward Blishen invites Libby Purves and Nigel Forde to talk about four paperbacks they consider to be A Good Read.

Producer Susan Roberts. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Edward Blishen

Unknown: Libby Purves

Unknown: Nigel Forde

Producer: Susan Roberts.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910815]

Unknown: Edward Blishen

Unknown: Libby Purves

Unknown: Nigel Forde

Producer: Susan Roberts.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910818]

with Edward Blishen , and guests Libby Purves and Nigel Forde.

Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Edward Blishen

Unknown: Libby Purves

Unknown: Nigel Forde.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910818]

Unknown: Edward Blishen

Unknown: Libby Purves

Unknown: Nigel Forde.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910822]

Edward Blishen invites

Brenda Dean and John Pilger to talk about four paperbacks they consider to be A Good Read.

Producer Susan Roberts. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Edward Blishen

Unknown: Brenda Dean

Unknown: John Pilger

Producer: Susan Roberts.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910822]

Unknown: Edward Blishen

Unknown: Brenda Dean

Unknown: John Pilger

Producer: Susan Roberts.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910825]

with Edward Blishen and guests Brenda Dean and John Pilger.

Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Edward Blishen

Unknown: Brenda Dean

Unknown: John Pilger.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910825]

Unknown: Edward Blishen

Unknown: Brenda Dean

Unknown: John Pilger.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910829]

Edward Blishen invites

Joe Simpson and Stephen Venables to talk about four favourite paperbacks. Producer Susan Roberts. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Edward Blishen

Unknown: Joe Simpson

Unknown: Stephen Venables

Producer: Susan Roberts.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910829]

Unknown: Edward Blishen

Unknown: Joe Simpson

Unknown: Stephen Venables

Producer: Susan Roberts.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910901]

with Edward Blishen and guests Joe Simpson and Stephen Venables.

Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Edward Blishen

Unknown: Joe Simpson

Unknown: Stephen Venables.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910901]

Unknown: Edward Blishen

Unknown: Joe Simpson

Unknown: Stephen Venables.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910905]

Edward Blishen invites Debjani Chatterjee and Roy Heath to talk about four favourite paperbacks. Producer Susan Roberts. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Edward Blishen

Unknown: Debjani Chatterjee

Unknown: Roy Heath

Producer: Susan Roberts.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910905]

Unknown: Edward Blishen

Unknown: Debjani Chatterjee

Unknown: Roy Heath

Producer: Susan Roberts.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910908]

with Edward Blishen , and guests Debjani Chatterjee and Roy Heath.

Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Edward Blishen

Unknown: Debjani Chatterjee

Unknown: Roy Heath.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910908]

Unknown: Edward Blishen

Unknown: Debjani Chatterjee

Unknown: Roy Heath.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910912]

In the last of the current series, Edward Blishen invites Christina Dodwell and Michael Hartland to talk about four favourite paperbacks.

Producer Susan Roberts. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Edward Blishen

Unknown: Christina Dodwell

Unknown: Michael Hartland

Producer: Susan Roberts.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910912]

Unknown: Edward Blishen

Unknown: Christina Dodwell

Unknown: Michael Hartland

Producer: Susan Roberts.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910915]

The last in the series.

With Edward Blishen , and guests Christina Dodwell and Michael Hartland.

Contributors

Unknown: Edward Blishen

Unknown: Christina Dodwell

Unknown: Michael Hartland.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910915]

Unknown: Edward Blishen

Unknown: Christina Dodwell

Unknown: Michael Hartland.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911222]

Dulcie Domum and Winston put in festive appearances when Edward Blishen invites Sue Limb and Peter Tinniswood to choose four favourite paperbacks.

Producer Susan Roberts. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Dulcie Domum

Unknown: Edward Blishen

Unknown: Peter Tinniswood

Producer: Susan Roberts.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911222]

Unknown: Dulcie Domum

Unknown: Edward Blishen

Unknown: Peter Tinniswood

Producer: Susan Roberts.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920710]

In the first of a new series,

Edward Blishen invites Margaret Drabble and Michael Holroyd to talk about four paperbacks.

Producer Susan Roberts. Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920710]

Unknown: Edward Blishen

Unknown: Margaret Drabble

Unknown: Michael Holroyd

Producer: Susan Roberts.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920712]

Edward Blishen invites

Margaret Drabble and Michael Holroyd to talk about four paperbacks.

Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920712]

Unknown: Edward Blishen

Unknown: Margaret Drabble

Unknown: Michael Holroyd

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920717]

Edward Blishen invites

Maeve Binchy and John Walsh to talk about four paperbacks they consider to be a good read.

Producer Susan Roberts. Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920717]

Unknown: Edward Blishen

Unknown: John Walsh

Producer: Susan Roberts.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920719]

Edward Blishen talks to Maeve Binchy and John Walsh.

Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920719]

Talks: Edward Blishen

Talks: John Walsh.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920724]

Edward Blishen invites

Fay Weldon and Michael Foot to talk about four paperbacks they consider to be a good read.

Producer Susan Roberts Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920724]

Unknown: Edward Blishen

Unknown: Fay Weldon

Unknown: Michael Foot

Producer: Susan Roberts

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920726]

Guests: Fay Weldon and Michael Foot.

Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920726]

Unknown: Fay Weldon

Unknown: Michael Foot.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920731]

Edward Blishen invites

Liz Lochhead and Richard Curtis to talk about four paperbacks.

Producer Susan Roberts. Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920731]

Unknown: Edward Blishen

Unknown: Liz Lochhead

Unknown: Richard Curtis

Producer: Susan Roberts.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920802]

Edward Blishen invites

Liz Lochhead and Richard Curtis to talk about four paperbacks.

Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920802]

Unknown: Edward Blishen

Unknown: Liz Lochhead

Unknown: Richard Curtis

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920807]

Edward Blishen with guests Sophie Grigson and Paul Levy.

Producer Susan Roberts. Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920807]

Unknown: Edward Blishen

Unknown: Sophie Grigson

Unknown: Paul Levy.

Producer: Susan Roberts.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920809]

Edward Blishen with guests Sophie Grigson and Paul Levy.

Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920809]

Unknown: Edward Blishen

Unknown: Sophie Grigson

Unknown: Paul Levy.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920814]

Edward Blishen invites

Nina Bawden and Christopher Sinclair -

Stevenson to choose four paperbacks.

Producer Susan Roberts. Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920814]

Unknown: Edward Blishen

Unknown: Nina Bawden

Unknown: Christopher Sinclair

Producer: Susan Roberts.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920816]

with Edward Blishen and guests Nina Bawden and Christopher Sinclair -Stevenson.

Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920816]

Unknown: Edward Blishen

Unknown: Nina Bawden

Unknown: Christopher Sinclair

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920821]

Edward Blishen invites Frances Edmonds and Tim Rice to choose four paperbacks.

Producer Susan Roberts. Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920821]

Unknown: Edward Blishen

Unknown: Frances Edmonds

Unknown: Tim Rice

Producer: Susan Roberts.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920823]

Edward Blishen with guests Frances Edmonds and Tim Rice.

Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920823]

Unknown: Edward Blishen

Unknown: Frances Edmonds

Unknown: Tim Rice.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920828]

Edward Blishen with guests Griff Rhys Jones and Paul Merton.

Producer Susan Roberts. Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920828]

Unknown: Edward Blishen

Unknown: Griff Rhys Jones

Unknown: Paul Merton.

Producer: Susan Roberts.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920830]

with Edward Blishen and guests Lynn Barber and Ian Hislop.

Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920830]

Unknown: Edward Blishen

Unknown: Lynn Barber

Unknown: Ian Hislop.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920904]

Edward Blishen with guests Anna Massey and Francis Wyndham.

Producer Susan Roberts. Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920904]

Unknown: Edward Blishen

Unknown: Anna Massey

Unknown: Francis Wyndham.

Producer: Susan Roberts.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920906]

Edward Blishen talks to guests Anna Massey and Francis Wyndham.

Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920906]

Talks: Edward Blishen

Unknown: Anna Massey

Unknown: Francis Wyndham.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920911]

Edward Blishen with guests Posy Simmonds and Kit Wright.

Producer Susan Roberts. Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920911]

Unknown: Edward Blishen

Unknown: Posy Simmonds

Unknown: Kit Wright.

Producer: Susan Roberts.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920913]

Edward Blishen talks to

Posy Simmonds and Kit Wright.

Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920913]

Talks: Edward Blishen

Unknown: Posy Simmonds

Unknown: Kit Wright.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920918]

Edward Blishen invites

Sara Parkin and Sir

Ranulph Fiennes to talk about four paperbacks they consider to be a good read.

Producer Viv Beeby Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920918]

Unknown: Edward Blishen

Unknown: Sara Parkin

Unknown: Ranulph Fiennes

Producer: Viv Beeby

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920920]

Edward Blishen invites Sara Parkin and Sir

Ranulph Fiennes to talk about four paperbacks they consider to be a good read. Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920920]

Unknown: Edward Blishen

Unknown: Sara Parkin

Unknown: Ranulph Fiennes

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920925]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920925]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920927]

Edward Blishen talks to

Griff Rhys Jones and Paul Merton.

Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920927]

Talks: Edward Blishen

Unknown: Griff Rhys Jones

Unknown: Paul Merton.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921002]

Edward Blishen invites Lady Antonia Fraser ,

Claire Tomalin and Peter Ackroyd to select three good reads from the last 250 years in the last programme of the series. Producer Susan Roberts Stereo

0 For a list of books nominated as "good reads" in this series, send sae to [address removed]

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921002]

Unknown: Edward Blishen

Unknown: Lady Antonia Fraser

Unknown: Claire Tomalin

Unknown: Peter Ackroyd

Producer: Susan Roberts

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921004]

In the last programme of the present series Edward 151ishen invites Lady Antonia Fraser ,

Claire Tomalin and Peter Ackroyd to select three "good reads" from the last 250 years.

Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921004]

Unknown: Antonia Fraser

Unknown: Claire Tomalin

Unknown: Peter Ackroyd

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930709]

Edward Blishen and his first - guests of this series. Doris Lessing and Chinua Achebe, select three paperbacks.

Producer Susan Roberts

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930709]

Unknown: Edward Blishen

Unknown: Doris Lessing

Producer: Susan Roberts

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930711]

Edward Blishen isjoined by guests Doris Lessing and Chinua Achebe, who each recommend three paperbacks.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930711]

Unknown: Edward Blishen

Unknown: Doris Lessing

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930716]

Edward Blishen and his guests Victoria Wood and Muriel Gray select three paperbacks which they consider to be a good read.

Producer Susan Roberts

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930716]

Unknown: Edward Blishen

Unknown: Victoria Wood

Unknown: Muriel Gray

Producer: Susan Roberts

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930718]

Edward Blishen and his guests Victoria Wood and Muriel Gray recommend three paperbacks.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930718]

Unknown: Edward Blishen

Unknown: Victoria Wood

Unknown: Muriel Gray

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930723]

Edward Blishen and his guests Michael Meyer and Timberlake Wertenbaker select three paperbacks which they consider to be a good read. Producer Susan Roberts

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930723]

Unknown: Edward Blishen

Unknown: Michael Meyer

Unknown: Timberlake Wertenbaker

Producer: Susan Roberts

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930725]

Edward Blishen and guests Michael Meyer and Timberlake Wertenbaker select three paperbacks.

Producer Susan Roberts

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930725]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930730]

Edward Blishen and his guests Sue Townsend and John Hegley select three paperbacks which they consider to be a good read.

Producer Susan Roberts

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930730]

Unknown: Edward Blishen

Unknown: Sue Townsend

Unknown: John Hegley

Producer: Susan Roberts

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930801]

Edward Blishen , Sue Townsend and John Hegley choose three paperbacks. (Repeat from Friday)

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930801]

Unknown: Edward Blishen

Unknown: Sue Townsend

Unknown: John Hegley

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930806]

Edward Blishen and his guests Julia Neuberger and Beverly Anderson recommend three paperbacks which they consider to be a good read.

Producer Susan Roberts

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930806]

Unknown: Edward Blishen

Unknown: Julia Neuberger

Producer: Susan Roberts

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930808]

with Edward Blishen and guests Julia Neuberger and Beverly Anderson.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930808]

Unknown: Edward Blishen

Unknown: Julia Neuberger

Unknown: Beverly Anderson.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930813]

Edward Blishen and guests Bernice Rubens and Leon Garfield select three paperbacks they consider a good read. Producer Susan Roberts

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930813]

Unknown: Edward Blishen

Unknown: Bernice Rubens

Unknown: Leon Garfield

Producer: Susan Roberts

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930815]

Edward Blishen , Bernice Rubens and Leon Garfield choose three paperbacks.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930815]

Unknown: Edward Blishen

Unknown: Bernice Rubens

Unknown: Leon Garfield

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930820]

Edward Blishen , Andrew Motion and Carole Angier choose three paperbacks. Producer Susan Roberts

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930820]

Unknown: Edward Blishen

Unknown: Andrew Motion

Unknown: Carole Angier

Producer: Susan Roberts

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930822]

Edward Blishen , Andrew Motion and Carole Angier choose three paperbacks.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930822]

Unknown: Edward Blishen

Unknown: Andrew Motion

Unknown: Carole Angier

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930827]

Edward Blishen and his guests Elizabeth Esteve-Coll and Kristen Lippincott select three paperbacks they consider to be a good read.

Producer Susan Roberts

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930827]

Unknown: Edward Blishen

Unknown: Elizabeth Esteve-Coll

Unknown: Kristen Lippincott

Producer: Susan Roberts

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930829]

with Edward Blishen and guests Elizabeth Esteve-Coll and Kristen Lippincott

choose three paperbacks.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930829]

Unknown: Edward Blishen

Unknown: Elizabeth Esteve-Coll

Unknown: Kristen Lippincott

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930903]

Edward Blishen and his guests Annette Kobak and Sebastian Faulks select three paperbacks.

Producer Susan Roberts

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930903]

Unknown: Edward Blishen

Unknown: Annette Kobak

Unknown: Sebastian Faulks

Producer: Susan Roberts

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930905]

Edward Blishen with guests Annette Kobak and Sebastian Faulks.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930905]

Unknown: Edward Blishen

Unknown: Annette Kobak

Unknown: Sebastian Faulks.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930910]

Edward Blishen and his guests Piers Plowright and Amanda Theunissen select three paperbacks. Producer Susan Roberts

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930910]

Unknown: Edward Blishen

Unknown: Piers Plowright

Unknown: Amanda Theunissen

Producer: Susan Roberts

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930912]

Edward Blishen and his guests Piers Plowright and Amanda Theunissen choose three paperbacks they consider to be a good read.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930912]

Unknown: Edward Blishen

Unknown: Piers Plowright

Unknown: Amanda Theunissen

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930917]

Edward Blishen and his guests Sir John Harvey-Jones and Bonnie Falconer select three paperbacks that they consider to be a good read.

Producer Susan Roberts

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930917]

Unknown: Edward Blishen

Unknown: Sir John Harvey-Jones

Unknown: Bonnie Falconer

Producer: Susan Roberts

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930919]

Edward Blishen and his guests Sir John Harvey-Jones and Bonny Falconer select three paperbacks.

Producer Susan Roberts

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930919]

Unknown: Edward Blishen

Unknown: Sir John Harvey-Jones

Unknown: Bonny Falconer

Producer: Susan Roberts

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930924]

Edward Blishen and his guests Matthew Sweeney and Jo Shapcott select three paperbacks.

Producer Sally Marmion

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930924]

Unknown: Edward Blishen

Unknown: Matthew Sweeney

Unknown: Jo Shapcott

Producer: Sally Marmion

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930926]

Edward Blishen with guests Matthew Sweeney and Jo Shapcott.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930926]

Unknown: Edward Blishen

Unknown: Matthew Sweeney

Unknown: Jo Shapcott.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19931001]

Edward Blishen and his guests Beatrix Campbell and Steve Platt select three paperbacks.

Producer Susan Roberts

Genome: [r4 Bd=19931001]

Unknown: Edward Blishen

Unknown: Beatrix Campbell

Unknown: Steve Platt

Producer: Susan Roberts

Genome: [r4 Bd=19931003]

Edward Blishen and his guests Beatrix Campbell and Steve Platt select three paperbacks they consider a good read.

For a list of books discussed in this series, send s a e to: [address removed]

Genome: [r4 Bd=19931003]

Unknown: Edward Blishen

Unknown: Beatrix Campbell

Unknown: Steve Platt

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970101]

Sarah Dunant and her guests Jenny Eclair and David Mellor discuss their favourite paperbacks. Producer Sara Davies Repeated Sunday at 7.30pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970101]

Unknown: Sarah Dunant

Unknown: Jenny Eclair

Unknown: David Mellor

Producer: Sara Davies

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970105]

Sarah Dunant and guests discuss their favourite paperbacks. Repeated from New Year's Day

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970105]

Unknown: Sarah Dunant

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970108]

Sarah Dunant and guests Julian Clary and Linda Thompson discuss their favourite paperbacks. Producer Liz Taylor Repeated Sunday 7.30pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970108]

Unknown: Sarah Dunant

Unknown: Julian Clary

Unknown: Linda Thompson

Producer: Liz Taylor

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970112]

Sarah Dunant , with guests Julian Clary and Linda Thompson. Repeated from Wednesday

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970112]

Unknown: Sarah Dunant

Unknown: Julian Clary

Unknown: Linda Thompson.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970115]

Mark Lawson and guests Helen Dunmore and Nicholas Tucker discuss their favourite paperbacks. Producer Viv Beeby Repeated Sunday 7.30pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970115]

Unknown: Mark Lawson

Unknown: Helen Dunmore

Unknown: Nicholas Tucker

Producer: Viv Beeby

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970119]

Mark Lawson and guests Helen Dunmore and Nicholas Tucker discuss their favourite paperbacks. Repeated from Wednesday

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970119]

Unknown: Mark Lawson

Unknown: Helen Dunmore

Unknown: Nicholas Tucker

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970122]

Mark Lawson and guests Niamh Cusack and Paul Boateng MP discuss their favourite paperbacks. Producer Viv Beeby Repeated Sunday at 7.30pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970122]

Unknown: Mark Lawson

Unknown: Niamh Cusack

Unknown: Paul Boateng

Producer: Viv Beeby

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970126]

Mark Lawson with Niamh Cusack and Paul Boateng MP.

Repeated from Wednesday

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970126]

Unknown: Mark Lawson

Unknown: Niamh Cusack

Unknown: Paul Boateng

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970129]

James Naughtie and pianist Joanna MacGregor talk to Mark Lawson about their favourite paperbacks. Producer Rob Ketteridge Repeated Sunday 7.30pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970129]

Unknown: James Naughtie

Pianist: Joanna MacGregor

Unknown: Mark Lawson

Producer: Rob Ketteridge

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970202]

Mark Lawson and guests talk about their favourite paperbacks. Repeated from Wednesday

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970202]

Mark Lawson and guests talk about their favourite paperbacks. Repeated from Wednesday

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970202]

Unknown: Mark Lawson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970202]

Unknown: Mark Lawson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970205]

Sarah Dunant discusses three favourite paperbacks with guests Ed Bicknell and Meera Syal. Producer Julian Wilkinson Repeated Sunday 7.30pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970205]

Sarah Dunant discusses three favourite paperbacks with guests Ed Bicknell and Meera Syal. Producer Julian Wilkinson Repeated Sunday 7.30pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970205]

Unknown: Sarah Dunant

Unknown: Ed Bicknell

Unknown: Meera Syal.

Producer: Julian Wilkinson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970205]

Unknown: Sarah Dunant

Unknown: Ed Bicknell

Unknown: Meera Syal.

Producer: Julian Wilkinson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970209]

Sarah Dunant with guests Ed Bicknell and Meera Syal. Repeated from Wednesday

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970209]

Sarah Dunant with guests Ed Bicknell and Meera Syal. Repeated from Wednesday

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970209]

Unknown: Sarah Dunant

Unknown: Ed Bicknell

Unknown: Meera Syal.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970209]

Unknown: Sarah Dunant

Unknown: Ed Bicknell

Unknown: Meera Syal.

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Food and drink writers Clarissa Dickson-Wright and Malcolm Gluck join Mark Lawson to talk about their favourite paperbacks. Producer Rob Ketteridge Repeated Sunday 7.30pm

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Food and drink writers Clarissa Dickson-Wright and Malcolm Gluck join Mark Lawson to talk about their favourite paperbacks. Producer Rob Ketteridge Repeated Sunday 7.30pm

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Unknown: Clarissa Dickson-Wright

Unknown: Malcolm Gluck

Unknown: Mark Lawson

Producer: Rob Ketteridge

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Unknown: Malcolm Gluck

Unknown: Mark Lawson

Producer: Rob Ketteridge

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Food and drink writers

Clarissa Dickson-Wright and Malcolm Gluck join Mark Lawson to talk about their favourite paperbacks. Repeated from Wednesday

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Food and drink writers

Clarissa Dickson-Wright and Malcolm Gluck join Mark Lawson to talk about their favourite paperbacks. Repeated from Wednesday

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Unknown: Clarissa Dickson-Wright

Unknown: Malcolm Gluck

Unknown: Mark Lawson

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Unknown: Clarissa Dickson-Wright

Unknown: Malcolm Gluck

Unknown: Mark Lawson

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In the last of the series, Sarah Dunant asks writer Will Self and broadcaster Simon Bates to defend their favourite paperbacks. Producer Rob Ketteridge Repeated Sunday 7.30pm

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In the last of the series, Sarah Dunant asks writer Will Self and broadcaster Simon Bates to defend their favourite paperbacks. Producer Rob Ketteridge Repeated Sunday 7.30pm

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Unknown: Sarah Dunant

Unknown: Simon Bates

Producer: Rob Ketteridge

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Unknown: Sarah Dunant

Unknown: Simon Bates

Producer: Rob Ketteridge

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In the last of the series, Sarah Dunant asks writer Will Self and broadcaster Simon Bates to defend their favourite paperbacks.

Repeated from Wednesday

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In the last of the series, Sarah Dunant asks writer Will Self and broadcaster Simon Bates to defend their favourite paperbacks.

Repeated from Wednesday

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Unknown: Sarah Dunant

Unknown: Simon Bates

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Unknown: Sarah Dunant

Unknown: Simon Bates

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In the first of a ten-part series, Thomas Sutcliffe asks Terry Wogan and Edwina Currie to choose their favourite paperbacks. Producer Sue Roberts. Repeated Sunday 9pm

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Unknown: Thomas Sutcliffe

Unknown: Terry Wogan

Unknown: Edwina Currie

Producer: Sue Roberts.

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The first of a ten-part series presented by Thomas Sutcliffe. Repeated from Wednesday

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Presented By: Thomas Sutcliffe.

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In the second programme of a ten-part series, Thomas Sutcliffe and guests Mark Knopfler and Esther Freud discuss three favourite paperbacks. Producer Viv Beeby Repeated Sunday 9pm

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Unknown: Thomas Sutcliffe

Unknown: Mark Knopfler

Unknown: Esther Freud

Producer: Viv Beeby

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Thomas Sutcliffe and guests musician Mark Knopfler and author Esther Freud discuss three favourite paperbacks. Repeated from Wednesday

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Unknown: Thomas Sutcliffe

Musician: Mark Knopfler

Unknown: Esther Freud

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Today business leader and farmer Chris Haskins and sports writer and environmentalist Simon Barnes discuss their favourite paperbacks with Thomas Sutcliffe. Producer Sara Davies. Repeated Sunday 9pm

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Unknown: Chris Haskins

Unknown: Simon Barnes

Unknown: Thomas Sutcliffe.

Producer: Sara Davies.

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Chris Haskins and Simon Barnes discuss their favourite paperbacks with Thomas Sutcliffe. Repeated from Wednesday

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Unknown: Thomas Sutcliffe.

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In the fourth of ten programmes, West Yorkshire Playhouse director Jude Kelly and Jatinder Verma of Tara Arts discuss their favourite paperbacks with Tom Sutcliffe. Producer Susan Roberts. Rptd Sunday 9pm

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Director: Jude Kelly

Director: Jatinder Verma

Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe.

Producer: Susan Roberts.

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Jude Kelly and JatinderVerma discuss favourite paperbacks with Tom Sutcliffe. Repeated from Wednesday

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Novelists Lawrence Norfolk and Rachel Cusk discuss their choice of paperbacks with Tom Sutcliffe. Producer Susan Roberts Repeated Sunday 9pm

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Unknown: Rachel Cusk

Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe.

Producer: Susan Roberts

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With Tom Sutcliffe. Repeated from Wednesday

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Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe.

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Thomas Sutcliffe invites Conservative MP Ann Widdecombe and Demos co-founder Helen Wilkinson to nominate their favourite paperbacks. Producer Sara Davies. Repeated Sunday 9pm

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Unknown: Ann Widdecombe

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Producer: Sara Davies.

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Thomas Sutcliffe invites Ann Widdecombe and Helen Wilkinson to choose their favourite paperbacks. Repeated from Wednesday

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Thomas Sutcliffe invites guests Diane Abbott MP and actor Bill Nighy to talk about their favourite paperbacks. Producer Rob Ketteridge. Rptd Sunday 9pm

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Unknown: Diane Abbott

Unknown: Bill Nighy

Producer: Rob Ketteridge.

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With Thomas Sutcliffe. Repeated from Wednesday

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Thomas Sutcliffe asks Anne Widdecombe and Helen Wilkinson to discuss three of their favourite paperbacks. Producer Viv Beeby. Repeated Sunday 9pm

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Producer: Viv Beeby.

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Thomas Sutcliffe invites guests Sarah Maguire and Gillian Reynolds to discuss their favourite paperbacks. Producer Paul Dodgson. Repeated Sunday 9pm

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Producer: Paul Dodgson.

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With Thomas Sutcliffe and guests Sarah Maguire and Gillian Reynolds. Repeated from Wednesday

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Thomas Sutciiffe invites guests Jo Brand and Jonathan Meades to discuss their favourite paperbacks. Producer Rob Ketteridge Repeated Sunday 9pm

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Geoff Dyer And Richard Holmes20140901 (BBC7)
20140902 (BBC7)

Richard and Geoff discuss works by Rudyard Kipling, Siegfried Sassoon and Thomas Bernard.

Thomas Sutcliffe, Richard Holmes and Geoff Dyer discuss works by Rudyard Kipling, Siegfried Sassoon and Thomas Bernard. From March 1998.

Selected Stories by Kipling

Publisher: Penguin

The Complete Memoirs of George Sherston by Siegfried Sassoon

Publisher: Faber & Faber

Extinction by Thomas Bernard

Gervase Phinn And Moni Mohsin2013032620130329

Writers Gervase Phinn and Moni Mohsin talk to Harriett Gilbert about books they love.

Gervase Phinn is an author and raconteur of tales of his life as a schools inspector in the Yorkshire Dales. His choice is the extraordinary autobiography of an ordinary man - A Ragged Schooling by Robert Roberts. It's a funny, wise and life-enhancing story of growing up in the slums of Salford in the 1900s.

Moni Mohsin is a Pakistani writer who lives in the UK. Her Indian bestseller The Diary of a Social Butterfly is based on her column in Pakistan's Friday Times. Her selection for A Good Read is Rudyard Kipling's novel, Kim.

Presenter Harriett Gilbert brings along Angela Carter's sparkling comedy Wise Children.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

Moni Mohsin is a Pakistani writer who lives in the UK. Her Indian bestseller The Diary of a Social Butterfly is based on her column in Pakistan's Friday Times. Her selection for A Good Read is, perhaps surprisingly, Rudyard Kipling's novel, Kim.

Graeme Garden And Helen Lederer20140929 (BBC7)
20140930 (BBC7)
20141104 (BBC7)

Graeme and Helen discuss books by Laurie Graham, Richard Feynman and Julian Barnes.

A comedy-heavy gathering of bookworms for this edition of the literary discussion show.

Ex-Goodie and Clue alumnus Graeme Garden joins Naked Video star and comedy writer Helen Lederer to discuss Flaubert's Parrot and work by Richard Feynman.

First broadcast on Radio 4 in 1998.

Perfect Meringues by Laurie Graham

Publisher: Black Swan

Flaubert's Parrot by Julian Barnes

Publisher: Picador

Q.E.D. by Richard Feynman

Publisher: Penguin Books.

Helen Baxendale And Helen Cross2015061620150619 (R4)

join Harriett Gilbert to discuss their favourite books.

Actress Helen Baxendale writer Helen Cross join Harriett Gilbert to recommend favourite books.

This week's selection includes a treatise on re-wilding Britain by George Monbiot ('Feral'), a novel about the culture clash between two women from very different backgrounds, 'The God of Chance' by Kirsten Thorup, and an award-winning memoir, 'The Three of Us' by Julia Blackburn.

Producer...Mary Ward-Lowery.

Helen Fraser And Neil Innes20100706

Sue Macgregor talks favourite paperbacks with Helen Fraser, the Chief Executive of the Girls' Day School Trust, and writer and comic performer Neil Innes.

Before taking up her current post Helen spent her entire career in publishing, beginning with a brief stint as a sales assistant at Foyles bookshop and ending up as Managing Director of Penguin.

Neil was one of the founder members of the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band and went on to write and perform with Monty Python's Flying Circus and the Rutles.

He's well-known for his BBC2 show, The Innes Book of Records and has a one-man show modestly entitled 'A People's Guide to World Domination.'

Producer: Sara Davies.

Sue Macgregor talks to Helen Fraser and Neil Innes about their favourite books.

Howard Brenton And Alexander Walker20150316 (BBC7)
20150317 (BBC7)

Sara, Howard and Alexander discuss books by Primo Levi, Stefan Zweig and George Orwell.

Sara LeFanu, Howard Brenton and Alexander Walker discuss books by Primo Levi, Stefan Zweig and George Orwell. From July 1999.

Ian Hislop, Jan Etherington2011022220110225
Ian Marchant And Larry Lamb2012061920120622

Harriett Gilbert and guests Ian Marchant and Larry Lamb discuss their favourite paperbacks

Harriett Gilbert's guests are the actor Larry Lamb, best known for his recent roles in EastEnders and the comedy Gavin and Stacey, and the novelist, travel writer and broadcaster Ian Marchant.

Ian's choice is How Steeple Sinderby Wanderers Won the FA Cup, a gentle satire on football and fame and English rural life in the 1970s.

Larry's choice, Dirt Music by Tim Winton, is a gripping triangular love story, of a sort, set against the unforgiving backdrop of Western Australia.

Harriett's choice is by the prize-winning African writer Alain Mabanckou, whose tough story of a small-time Congolese crook aspiring to fame through becoming a serial killer has divided opinion since it was published in 2007. Will Harriet's guests enjoy it?

Ian Rankin And Joe Boyd2015033120150403 (R4)

talk to Harriett Gilbert about great books they have read.

Crime writer Ian Rankin and record producer Joe Boyd talk to Harriett Gilbert about some of the great books they've read, including The Wilder Shores of Love by Lesley Blanch, How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia by Mohsin Hamid and The Islanders by Pascal Garnier.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

India Knight And Alvin Hall20140624

Journalist and author India Knight and financial adviser Alvin Hall talk about books they love with Harriett Gilbert.

India Knight selects Jane and Prudence by Barbara Pym, a novel which contrasts the lives of two women in 1950s England. With comedy, delightful character portraits and a dark edge, poking fun at the conventions of the time, Harriett describes it as 'like a cuddly toy with teeth'.

A medical miracle is at the heart of the book chosen by Alvin Hall: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. This true story tells of the life of an African-American woman whose aggressive cancer cells were used to develop treatments for Polio, AIDS, and in thousands of other medical studies. The book weaves together stories of race, poverty and injustice and its atmosphere transports Alvin Hall back to his childhood.

Harriett Gilbert's pick has been a phenomenon in Russia in recent times: The Winter Queen by Boris Akunin. This tongue-in-cheek adventure of a young detective, Erast Fandorin, is a blistering yarn and references dozens of other detective novels and classics of Russian literature.

Producer: Melvin Rickarby.

Isy Suttie, Beverley Humphreys2012032720120330

Comedian Isy Suttie and opera singer and broadcaster Beverley Humphreys share their favourite books with Harriett Gilbert.

Beverley's choice is the Gothic thriller The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon, which she describes as a "love letter to literature."

Isy picks The Comfort of Strangers by Ian Mcewan, a sinister tale of two couples in an unnamed European town, which she admits does not have a particularly happy ending.

Harriett's choice is the story of a young man with learning difficulties whose intelligence is enhanced by a scientific procedure - Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes.

Producer: Toby Field.

Isy Suttie and Beverley Humphreys discuss their favourite books with Harriett Gilbert

Jack Monroe And Doon Mackichan2014111820141121 (R4)

Harriett Gilbert is joined by food blogger Jack Monroe and comic actor Doon Mackichan.

Harriett Gilbert is joined by food blogger Jack Monroe and comic actor Doon Mackichan to talk about the books they love, including Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill, The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay and The Sound of Things Falling by Juan Gabriel Vásquez.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

Jake Arnott And Rebecca Root20160209

The Long Firm author Jake Arnott and Rebecca Root, who recently became the first trans actor to play a trans role in a mainstream BBC series, nominate favourite books for discussion with Harriett Gilbert. Mother Night by Kurt Vonnegut is Jake's choice, while Rebecca has gone for a graphic novel, Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth. Harriet nominates Maggie and Me, Damien Barr's memoir of growing up gay in Thatcher's Britain.

Producer Sally Heaven.

James Walton, Lindsey Davis20110531

This week's guests championing favourite paperback books are the journalist and critic James Walton and Lindsey Davis, the creator of the Ancient Roman detective Falco.

Presenter Harriett Gilbert brings along a favourite read of her own and finds out why her guests love their choices.

The books are a historical romance, a novel about a poetry anthologist, and a strangely powerful novel which invokes the unknowable inner world of children.

Producer Christine Hall.

Lindsey Davis and James Walton share favourite paperback books with Harriett Gilbert.

James Walton, Lindsey Davis20110603

Lindsey Davis and James Walton share favourite paperback books with Harriett Gilbert.

Jeremy Paxman And Mary Beard2014100720141010 (R4)
20141226 (R4)

Jeremy Paxman and Mary Beard argue heatedly and entertainingly about the books they love, with presenter Harriett Gilbert acting as referee.

Jeremy's choice is Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain: a rollercoaster of a novel that's been called the Catch-22 of the Iraq War.

The Return of Martin Guerre by Natalie Zemon Davis is classicist Mary Beard's recommendation. It's a depiction of French peasant life that's been described as even greater than the film of the same story.

Travels with my Aunt, a genuinely funny novel by Graham Greene, is Harriett Gilbert's contribution.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

argue about the books they love with Harriett Gilbert.

Jim Crace And Lorelei King20141027 (BBC7)
20141028 (BBC7)

Tom Sutcliffe, Jim Crace and Lorelei King discuss books by short story writer Grace Paley, Gerald Kersh and Tim Parks. From 1998.

The Collected Stories - Grace Paley

Publisher : Virago

Night and the City - Gerald Kersh

Publisher : Brianiac Books

Goodness - Tim Parks

Publisher : Vintage.

Jim and Lorelei discuss books by Grace Paley, Gerald Kersh and Tim Parks.

Jim Perrin And Marina Warner20150223 (BBC7)
20150224 (BBC7)

Sarah, Jim and Marina discuss works by JM Synge, Robert Graves and Maeve Binchy.

Sarah LeFanu and guests Jim Perrin and Marina Warner discuss works by JM Synge, Robert Graves and Maeve Binchy. From April 1999.

Jo Brand And Jonathan Meades20140707 (BBC7)
20140708 (BBC7)

on books by Michel Tournier, John Carey and John Banville.

Tom Sutcliffe, Jo Brand and Jonathan Meades discuss books by Michel Tournier, John Carey and John Banville. From 1997.

The Ogre by Michel Tournier

Publisher: John Hoplins Press

The Book of Evidence by John Banville

Publisher: Minerva Publications

Faber Book of Reportage edited by John Carey

Publisher: Faber.

Jo Brand And Naomi Alderman20150714

Jo Brand and Naomi Alderman join Harriett Gilbert to discuss favourite books, including 'The Ragged Trousered Philanthropist by Robert Tressell, 'Langrishe, Go Down' by Aidan Higgins and 'Fictions' by Jorge Luis Borges.

Joe Boyd, Mat Fraser20110308

Record producer Joe Boyd and actor Mat Fraser talk to Harriett Gilbert about the books they love.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

Joe Boyd and Mat Fraser talk to Harriett Gilbert about the books they love.

Joe Dunthorne and John O'Farrell20160308

Joe Dunthorne And John O'farrell2016030820160311 (R4)

Writers Joe Dunthorne and John O'Farrell recommend great books to Harriett Gilbert.

Joe Dunthorne and John O'Farrell20160308

Joe Dunthorne and John O'Farrell20160308

Writers Joe Dunthorne and John O'Farrell recommend great books with Harriett Gilbert.

John O'Farrell has written for Have I Got News for You, as well as novels like The Best a Man Can Get. His choice of book is less comic, a powerful memoir about life with a brother in a coma: The Last Act of Love by Cathy Rentzenbrink.

Joe Dunthorne's novel Submarine was adapted for film by Richard Ayoade, and he recommends a slim collection of evocative short stories, Jesus' Son by Denis Johnson.

Harriett introduces them both to a modern classic: Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson, and asks why it is that men don't seem to read one of the greatest living novelists..

Producer Beth O'Dea.

Joe Dunthorne and John O'Farrell20160308

Writers Joe Dunthorne and John O'Farrell recommend great books with Harriett Gilbert.

John O'Farrell has written for Have I Got News for You, as well as novels like The Best a Man Can Get. His choice of book is less comic, a powerful memoir about life with a brother in a coma: The Last Act of Love by Cathy Rentzenbrink.

Joe Dunthorne's novel Submarine was adapted for film by Richard Ayoade, and he recommends a slim collection of evocative short stories, Jesus' Son by Denis Johnson.

Harriett introduces them both to a modern classic: Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson, and asks why it is that men don't seem to read one of the greatest living novelists..

Producer Beth O'Dea.

John Bird And Professor Susan Greenfield20140804 (BBC7)
20140805 (BBC7)

Tom Sutcliffe, Susan Greenfield and John Bird discuss Gitta Sereny and Jerzy Kosinski.

Tom Sutcliffe, Susan Greenfield and John Bird discuss books by Gitta Sereny, Jerzy Kosinski and Guiseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa. From 1998.

Into That Darkness by Gitta Sereny

Publisher: Pimlico/Andre Deutsch

Being There by Jerzy Kosinski

Publisher: Black Swan

The Leopard by Guiseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa

Publisher: Harvill Press.

John Finnemore And Peter Hitchens2012103020121102

Cabin Pressure star and writer John Finnemore, and Peter Hitchens, columnist and author, talk about the books they love to presenter Harriett Gilbert.

Who did murder the Princes in the Tower? For Peter Hitchens Josephine Tey still has the answer, in The Daughter of Time.

John Finnemore loves A Landing on the Sun by Michael Frayn, which provokes argument as to whether it is a happy book or a terribly sad one.

And Harriett Gilbert chooses something that makes her laugh: What's My Motivation? by Michael Simkins, his self-deprecating memoir of the life of an actor who's never made it to the big time.

Producer: Beth O'dea

John Inverdale And Rachel Cooke2013110520131108

Harriett Gilbert and guests John Inverdale and Rachel Cooke discuss their favourite books.

From Everest's peak to a 1930s London bedsit, and a painfully funny portrait of a literary marriage in decline. Harriett Gilbert talks books with John Inverdale and Rachel Cooke.

John Inverdale picks Coronation Everest, by Jan Morris, which depicts the heroic conquest of the mountain and the mammoth task of getting the news of its ascent back to Britain in time for the Queen's coronation.

Rachel Cooke's choice, The Wife, pokes fun at male pomposity and arrogance as a celebrated author is lined up for a literary prize.

And Harriett has to defend her pick - George Orwell's Keep the Aspidistra Flying - as it comes under attack for being ranting and insensitive.

Producer: Melvin Rickarby.

John Lanchester And Susannah Clapp20140811 (BBC7)
20140812 (BBC7)

Tom Sutcliffe, Susannah Clapp and John Lanchester discuss Althea Hayter.

Tom Sutcliffe, Susannah Clapp and John Lanchester discuss Althea Hayter, Nikolai Gogol and a guide to French cuisine. From February 1998.

Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol

Publisher: Penguin Classics.

A Sultry Month by Alethea Hayter

Publisher: Robin Clark.

Larousse Gastromonique

Publisher: Reed Books.

John Sergeant And Anjum Anand20100629

Journalist and Strictly Come Dancing contestant John Sergeant and Anjum Anand, food writer and presenter of TV's Indian Food Made Easy, talk to Sue Macgregor about their favourite books.

Sue Macgregor talks to John Sergeant and Anjum Anand about their favourite books.

John Sergeant And Anjum Anand20100702

Sue Macgregor talks to John Sergeant and Anjum Anand about their favourite books.

John Sergeant And Helen Lewis2015021720150220 (R4)

Political editor turned Strictly contestant John Sergeant and Helen Lewis, Deputy Editor of the New Statesman, tell Harriett Gilbert about their favourite books. They include Sebastian Faulks' new Jeeves and Wooster novel, and children's classic The Incredible Journey by Sheila Burnford.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

John Sergeant And Hunter Davies20150525 (BBC7)
20150526 (BBC7)

Bel Mooney, John Sergeant and Hunter Davies discuss Evelyn Waugh and Alfred Wainwright.

Bel Mooney, John Sergeant and Hunter Davies discuss Evelyn Waugh, Alfred Wainwright and Niall Williams. From November 1999.

Jon Richardson And Emma Kennedy2015063020150703 (R4)

Comedian Jon Richardson and actor/writer Emma Kennedy recommend favourite books to Harriett Gilbert. Jon introduces the compelling real-life story of Everett Ruess: A Vagabond for Beauty. Ruess was a boy whose extraordinary adventures in the American wilderness in the 1930s ended in a mystery that is still unexplained.

Emma chooses what she considers the funniest book that's ever been written: The Ascent of Rum Doodle by WE Bowman, a spoof account of an heroic mountaineering expedition.

Harriett's pick is the influential memoir Bad Blood by Lorna Sage.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

Jonathan Coe And Gemma Cairney20151110
Josie Long And Romesh Ranganathan2015022420150227 (R4)

Harriett Gilbert discusses favourite books, including Yann Martel's Booker Prize winner Life of Pi, with Josie Long and Romesh Ranganathan.

Jude Kelly And Jatinder Verma20140526 (BBC7)
20140527 (BBC7)

Jude and Jatinder discuss books by Amitav Ghosh, Robert Hughes and Jeanette Winterson.

Tom Sutcliffe, Jude Kelly and Jatinder Verma discuss books by Amitav Ghosh, Robert Hughes and Jeanette Winterson. From 1997.

In An Antique Land by Amitav Ghosh

Publisher: Granta Books

The Culture of Complaint by Robert Hughes

Publisher: Tthe Harvill Press

Art Objects by Jeanette Winterson

Publisher: Vintage.

Judith Kerr, Matthew Kneale20101026

Judith Kerr is known to generations of young readers for her celebrated series of Mogg books and her semi-autobiographical novel, When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit, a child's view of the rise of Nazism in pre-war Germany.

Now 86 and hard at work on her next book, she has chosen to discuss a powerful graphic novel, Maus by Art Spiegelman, which describes his father's wartime experiences as a Holocaust survivor.

Alongside Judith will be her son, Matthew Kneale, whose novel English Passengers won the Whitbread Book of the Year Prize in 2000.

He's discussing one of the great works of reportage, Ryszard Kapuscinski's account of the fall of the Ethiopian dictator, Haile Selassie.

Meanwhile, they also discuss Sue MacGregor's choice, Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility.

Producer: Mark Smalley.

Sue MacGregor talks to Judith Kerr and Matthew Kneale about their favourite books.

Judith Kerr, Matthew Kneale20101105

Judith Kerr is known to generations of young readers for her celebrated series of Mogg books and her semi-autobiographical novel, When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit, a child's view of the rise of Nazism in pre-war Germany.

Now 86 and hard at work on her next book, she has chosen to discuss a powerful graphic novel, Maus by Art Spiegelman, which describes his father's wartime experiences as a Holocaust survivor.

Alongside Judith will be her son, Matthew Kneale, whose novel English Passengers won the Whitbread Book of the Year Prize in 2000.

He's discussing one of the great works of reportage, Ryszard Kapuscinski's account of the fall of the Ethiopian dictator, Haile Selassie.

Meanwhile, they also discuss Sue Macgregor's choice, Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility.

Producer: Mark Smalley.

Sue Macgregor talks to Judith Kerr and Matthew Kneale about their favourite books.

Judy Simpson And Tom Watt20140728 (BBC7)
20140729 (BBC7)

Tom Sutcliffe, Judy Simpson and Tom Watt on novels by Mary Shelley and Candia McWilliam.

Tom Sutcliffe, Judy Simpson and Tom Watt on novels by Mary Shelley, Candia McWilliam and Akif Pirincci. From January 1998.

A Little Stranger by Candia McWilliam

Publisher: Picador.

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Publisher: Penguin.

Felidae on the Road by Akif Pirincci

Publisher: Fourth Estate.

Julian Clary And Janet Ellis20150707

Comedian Julian Clary and former Blue Peter presenter Janet Ellis talk favourite books with Harriett Gilbert. Choices under discussion are Mischief, a collection of short stories by Fay Weldon, English Passengers, Matthew Kneale's tale of the colonisation of Tasmania, and Anne Tyler's best-known novel The Accidental Tourist. Producer Sally Heaven.

Julian Rhind-tutt And Steve Oram2014071520140718

Actors Julian Rhind-tutt and Steve Oram talk favourite books with Harriett Gilbert.

Actors Julian Rhind-tutt (Green Wing, The Hour) and Steve Oram (Sightseers) talk favourite books with Harriett Gilbert. Julian's choice is a collection of Annie Proulx's short stories including Brokeback Mountain. Steve's is Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, which has been the subject of fierce debate as to whether it should be taught in schools. Harriett chooses Martin Amis' memoir, Experience.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

Julie Burchill And Fred Macaulay2014031820140321

Julie Burchill and Fred MacAulay argue about their favourite books with Harriett Gilbert.

Writer Julie Burchill and broadcaster Fred MacAulay argue about their favourite books with Harriett Gilbert. Fred loves The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger, but Julie, who used to love it, feels very differently about it on re-reading it now. Her recommendation is Alys, Always by Harriet Lane, which she says is the scariest book you will ever read. And Harriett introduces them both to Get Shorty by Elmore Leonard and waits to see what they make of it..

Producer Beth O'Dea.

Juliet Barker, John O'farrell20110712

Satirical writer John O'Farrell and historian Juliet Barker talk to Harriett Gilbert about their favourite books - all of which use an unusual blend of fact and fiction.

They evoke the lives of the Brontes, the worst civilian disaster of World War II and the British mandate in Palestine.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

John O'Farrell and Juliet Barker talk to Harriett Gilbert about their favourite books.

Juliet Barker, John O'farrell20110715

Satirical writer John O'Farrell and historian Juliet Barker talk to Harriett Gilbert about their favourite books - all of which use an unusual blend of fact and fiction. They evoke the lives of the Brontes, the worst civilian disaster of World War II and the British mandate in Palestine.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

John O'Farrell and Juliet Barker talk to Harriett Gilbert about their favourite books.

Justin Webb And Frances Fyfield2012102320121026

Justin Webb and Frances Fyfield tell Harriett Gilbert about the books they love.

tell Harriett Gilbert about the books they love.

Justin Webb and Frances Fyfield tell Harriett Gilbert about the books they love, including Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner, which is a great American novel you've probably never heard of. Stone's Fall by Iain Pears goes back from London in 1909 to Paris in 1809 to Venice in 1867, to solve the mystery of a rich man's suicide. And Seeking Whom He May Devour by Fred Vargas (popular French crime novelist Frédérique Audoin-Rouzeau), creates a gently funny and oddly believable world of its own in the French Alps, a world in which wolves are eating the local sheep - or are they?

Producer: Beth O'Dea.

Kate Silverton And Johnnie Walker2013111220131115

R2 presenter Johnnie Walker and BBC newsreader Kate Silverton talk about their favourite books with Harriett Gilbert.

Johnnie discusses Zen and the Art of Motor Cycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig, which has been a big influence on his own life.

Kate chooses the biography of her heroine. It's Daughter of the Desert - the Remarkable Life of Gertrude Bell by Georgina Howell.

And Excellent Women by Barbara Pym is the recommendation of presenter Harriett Gilbert.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

Johnnie Walker and Kate Silverton talk about their favourite books with Harriett Gilbert.

Ken Livingstone And Polly Toynbee20140908 (BBC7)
20140909 (BBC7)

Ken and Polly discuss Don de Lillo, Arthur C Clarke and Alexandre Dumas.

Tom Sutcliffe, Ken Livingstone and Polly Toynbee discuss Don de Lillo, Arthur C Clarke and Alexandre Dumas. From June 1998.

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas

Publisher: Penguin Modern Classics

Libra by Don DeLillo

Publisher: Penguin Books

Rendezvous with Rama by Arthur C. Clarke

Publisher: Orbit Books.

Kevin Maguire And Lucy Mangan20120724

Harriett Gilbert, Kevin Maguire and Lucy Mangan discuss their favourite books.

Harriett Gilbert is joined by the journalist Kevin Maguire and the columnist Lucy Mangan to discuss their favourite books.

Lucy's choice is a warm, witty and provocative memoir about a young woman's journey through adolescence and the education system of 1950s American deep south. Harriett's is also biographical and funny, but in this book the protagonist is a world weary playwright contemplating his past and the deaths of friends and animals amongst the detritus of everyday considerations such as defining his love of the television series, 'Law and Order'. Kevin has a slightly more difficult task of making the case for his choice, which is a complex and intriguing thriller set in the smelly, cut-throat streets of 14th century London, where there are political dark-doings and prophecies from a dubious nun.

Producer: Sarah Langan.

Kingsley Amis And Ruth Rendell20150105 (BBC7)
20150106 (BBC7)

Kingsley and Ruth discuss paperbacks by Dick Francis, Paul Auster and Anthony Trollope.

Edward Blishen invites Sir Kingsley Amis and Ruth Rendell to talk about four paperbacks by Dick Francis, Paul Auster, GM Fraser and Anthony Trollope. From 1991.

For Kicks by Dick Francis

Publisher: Pan

The New York Trilogy by Paul Auster

Publisher: Faber & Faber

Flashman at the Charge by George MacDonald Fraser

Publisher: Fontana

The Small House At Allington by Anthony Trollope

Publisher: OUP.

Kit Wright And Wendy Cooling20141110 (BBC7)
20141111 (BBC7)

Kit and Wendy discuss children's books by Philip Pullman, AA Milne and Richmal Crompton.

Tom Sutcliffe, Kit Wright and Wendy Cooling on children's books by Philip Pullman, AA Milne and Richmal Crompton. From 1998.

Northern Lights by Philip Pullman

Publisher: Scholastic Children's Books

The House at Pooh Corner by AA Milne

Publisher: Methuen

William the Conqueror by Richmal Crompton

Publisher: Macmillan.

Konnie Huq And Pat Kane2013031920130322

Konnie Huq is a former Blue Peter presenter and co-writer of an episode of Black Mirror. She joins Pat Kane, writer and singer of the group Hue & Cry, to talk about the books they love. Konnie's choice is Hangover Square by Patrick Hamilton, a dark novel of seedy low-life set in 1930's Earls Court.

Pat's is a treatise on work and the joy of simply making something, The Craftsman by Richard Sennett.

And presenter Harriett Gilbert chooses a disturbing but compelling satire on how far modern parents will go to protect their children, even after they have committed a terrible crime - The Dinner by Herman Koch.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

Laura Solon, Fleur Adcock20110621

Harriett Gilbert discusses favourite paperbacks with writer Fleur Adcock and comedian Laura Solon.

Their choices include a modern classic by Evelyn Waugh and two coming-of-age novels, one set in France and the other in the north of England.

Producer Christine Hall.

Book programme presented by Harriett Gilbert with Fleur Adcock and Laura Solon.

Laura Solon, Fleur Adcock20110624
Laura Wade, Will Gregory20101109

Sue Macgregor invites contemporary playwright Laura Wade and composer (and Goldfrapp musician) Will Gregory to share with her their recommendations for a favourite book.

Will goes for a classic piece of science fantasy, while Laura's choice is set in 1950s Ireland.

Sue's own book is "Mother's Milk" by Edward St Aubyn.

Laura Wade has been described as Britain's "hottest young playwright", having written for the Royal Court Theatre and Bristol Old Vic.

She has also written for Radio 3 and Radio 4.

Will Gregory has worked as a musician in several A-list bands, including Tears for Fears, The Cure and Goldfrapp, and as a composer, song-writer and producer.

Producer Christine Hall.

Playwright Laura Wade and musician Will Gregory talk about books with Sue Macgregor

Laura Wade, Will Gregory20101112
Lisa Jardine And Dr Peter Jones20140714 (BBC7)
20140715 (BBC7)

Tom Sutcliffe, Dr Peter Jones and Professor Lisa Jardine discuss Greek epigrams.

Tom Sutcliffe, Dr Peter Jones and Professor Lisa Jardine discuss Greek epigrams, Joseph Conrad and Michele Roberts. From 1998.

Under Western Eyes by Joseph Conrad

Publisher: OUP

Daughters of the House by Michele Roberts

Publisher: Virago

The Greek Anthology edited by Peter Jay

Publisher: Penguin Classics.

Lord Mervyn King And Arabella Weir2014020420140207

Mervyn King, former Governor of the Bank of England, and Arabella Weir, comic actor and writer, discuss their favourite books with Harriett Gilbert.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

Lorraine Kelly And Romesh Gunesekera2014031120140314

Lorraine Kelly and Romesh Gunesekera tell Harriett Gilbert about the books they love.

TV presenter Lorraine Kelly and writer Romesh Gunesekera tell Harriett Gilbert about the books they love, that have meant most to them throughout their lives.

Lorraine's deep love of Orkney is reflected in her choice of Greenvoe by George Mackay Brown.

Romesh's choice, On the Road by Jack Kerouac, is one that provokes strong reactions in them all - and a surprising revelation from Romesh.

Harriett's own recommendation is Good Behaviour by the Irish novelist Molly Keane.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

Lucy Worsley, Barbara Stocking20111129

Chief Executive of Oxfam Barbara Stocking, and historian Lucy Worsley discuss their favourite paperbacks with Harriett Gilbert.

Barbara's choice is Antonia Fraser's intimate portrait of her relationship with Harold Pinter: Must You Go.

Lucy's book is a kitchen classic: Food in England by Dorothy Hartley.

Harriett's choice is the seedy crime thriller that gave us the malevolent character Pinkie: Brighton Rock by Graham Greene.

Producer: Toby Field.

Barbara Stocking and Lucy Worsley discuss their favourite books with Harriett Gilbert.

Lucy Worsley, Barbara Stocking20111202
Lynne Truss And Diran Adebayo2013073020130802

Writers Lynne Truss and Diran Adebayo discuss their book choices with Harriett Gilbert.

A literary friendship, a piano-playing polecat in Sri Lanka and violent crime in London are the themes of books by Paul Theroux, Michael Ondaatje and Nick Barlay.

Maggie Aderin-pocock, William Orbit20120605

Space scientist Maggie Aderin-Pocock and music producer William Orbit discuss their favourite books with Harriett Gilbert.

Maggie's pick is the disturbing sci-fi classic 'Chocky' by John Wyndham, in which a boy develops an unusual relationship with his imaginary friend.

Harriett's choice further explores the fragilities of our mental health, with a taut story of a woman perilously close to the edge - 'The Trick is to Keep Breathing' by Janice Galloway.

William's book is the Tom Stoppard classic 'Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead', a play which takes place in the wings of Hamlet.

Producer: Toby Field.

Space scientist Maggie Aderin-Pocock and music producer William Orbit discuss their favourite books with Harriet Gilbert.

Marian Keyes And Nikki Bedi20160322

Bestselling author Marian Keyes and broadcaster Nikki Bedi talk about their favourite reads with Harriett Gilbert. They've chosen The Poisonwood Bible, Barbara Kingsolver's tale of American missionaries in the Congo, Nick Hornby's first novel High Fidelity, and Imtiaz Dharker's poetry collection Over the Moon, which deals with themes of grief and loss. But which protagonist does Marian Keyes realise she identifies with? Producer Sally Heaven.

Marie Helvin And Charles Secrett20141229 (BBC7)
20141230 (BBC7)

Marie and Charles on books by Steinbeck, Elizabeth Gaskell and Antoine de Saint-Exupery.

Sarah LeFanu and her guests, model Marie Helvin and former director of Friends of the Earth, Charles Secrett discuss three favourite paperbacks. From 1998.

Cannery Row, John Steinbeck

Publisher: Arrow

Cranford, Elizabeth Gaskell

Publisher: Oxford University Press

The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Publisher: Mammoth.

Mark Haddon And Miriam Margolyes20150728
Mark Haddon And Miriam Margolyes2015072820150731 (R4)

Miriam Margolyes and Mark Haddon discuss favourite books with Harriett Gilbert.

Harriett Gilbert is joined by actress Miriam Margolyes and writer Mark Haddon to discuss favourite books, including 'Great Expectations' by Charles Dickens, 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' by Truman Capote and 'To the Lighthouse' by Virginia Woolf.

Producer...Mary Ward-Lowery.

Mark Knopfler And Esther Freud20140512 (BBC7)
20140513 (BBC7)

Esther and Mark discuss books by Alain De Botton, Robert Graves and Evelyn Waugh.

Tom Sutcliffe, Esther Freud and Mark Knopfler discuss books by Alain De Botton, Robert Graves and Evelyn Waugh. From 1997.

A Handful of Dust by Evelyn Waugh:

Publisher: Pengiun

Essays in Love by Alain De Botton

Publisher: Piccador

Goodbye to All That by Robert Graves

Publisher: Penguin.

Tom Sutcliffe, Esther Freud and Mark Knopfler discuss books by Alain De Botton, Robert Graves and Evelyn Waugh. From June 1997.

Mark Ravenhill And Dj Nihal2013112620131129

Harriett Gilbert talks to playwright Mark Ravenhill and DJ Nihal Arthanayake about books.

Harriett Gilbert talks to playwright Mark Ravenhill and DJ Nihal Arthanayake about the books they love. It's a hugely varied selection which inspires strong reactions in all of them and plenty of passionate argument - including American Tabloid by James Ellroy, July's People by Nadine Gordimer and Elective Affinities by JW Goethe.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

Martin Stephen, Augustus Casely-hayford20120221

Harriett Gilbert and her guests, the historian Gus Casely-Hayford and educationalist Martin Stephen, consider a clutch of favourite reads. Gus chooses a fictional account of the fall-out from the conflict in Sierra Leone, Aminatta Forna's "The Memory of Love", which has a natural resonance with Harriett's own choice, "Pavel and I". This is a first novel from Dan Vyleta, set in post-war Berlin. Martin brings with him a selection of Thomas Hardy's verse.

Producer Christine Hall.

Harriett Gilbert swaps book recommendations with Gus Casely-Hayford and Martin Stephen.

Martin Stephen, Augustus Casely-hayford20120224
Martina Cole And Janet Street-porter2014102820141031 (R4)

Janet Street-Porter and Martina Cole discuss their favourite books with Harriett Gilbert.

Janet Street-Porter and crime writer Martina Cole discuss their good reads with Harriett Gilbert. The guests talk - and vociferously disagree - over American Wife, Curtis Sittenfeld's fictionalised biography of Laura Bush, The Iron King, the first novel of Maurice Druon's 1950s series which has been hailed as 'the original Game of Thrones', and Muriel Spark's classic novel The Ballad of Peckham Rye.

Producer Sally Heaven.

Mary Beard & Bidisha At The Cheltenham Literature Festival20111014

Classicist Mary Beard and writer Bidisha talk to Harriett Gilbert about their favourite books, in an edition recorded in front of an audience at the Cheltenham Literature Festival.

Bidisha's choice is Margaret Atwood's bestseller The Handmaid's Tale.

Harriett's is a definite crowd-pleaser: Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons.

Mary Beard's is bolder and perhaps more controversial - she puts up a passionate and persuasive case for the pleasures of reading The Odyssey, by Homer.

Producer: Beth O'Dea.

Mary Beard and Bidisha on their favourite books, at the Cheltenham Literature Festival.

Mary Beard At The Cheltenham Literature Festival20111011
Mavis Cheek And Robert Elms20150420 (BBC7)
20150421 (BBC7)

Mavis and Robert discuss books by Jerome K Jerome, Cormac McCarthy and Norman Lewis.

Sarah LeFanu, Mavis Cheeks and Robert Elms discuss books by Jerome K Jerome, Cormac McCarthy and Norman Lewis. From August 1999.

Mavis Nicholson And Toyah Willcox20140825 (BBC7)
20140826 (BBC7)

Mavis Nicholson and Toyah Willcox discuss books by Anne Tyler, Ben Okri and Fitzgerald.

Tom Sutcliffe, Mavis Nicholson and Toyah Willcox discuss books by Anne Tyler, Ben Okri and F Scott Fitzgerald. From March 1998.

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Publisher: Penguin

The Famished Road by Ben Okri

Publisher: Vintage

Breathing Lessons by Anne Tyler

Meera Syal And Stephen Grosz2013072320130726

Writer, comedian and actor Meera Syal and psychoanalyst and author Stephen Grosz discuss favourite books with Harriett Gilbert.

A Russian romance, a very English murder, and the poverty of India are the themes in books by Chekhov, Agatha Christie and Katherine Boo.

Producer: Melvin Rickarby.

Michael Dobbs And Katie Puckrik2013111920131122

Michael Dobbs, author of House of Cards, and broadcaster Katie Puckrik talk to Harriett Gilbert about their favourite books.

They include the highly-praised A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan, the devastating Watching the Door - Cheating Death in 1970s Belfast by Kevin Myers and Of Love and Other Demons by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

talk to Harriett Gilbert about their favourite books.

Michael Morpurgo & Sara Maitland20111004

Former Children's Laureate Michael Morpurgo joins short story writer Sara Maitland and presenter Harriett Gilbert to talk about the books they love, and share their enthusiasm for their choices.

Their favourite books cover the globe from Venezuela to Edinburgh to Steep in Hampshire, where Michael Morpurgo and the subject of his book both lived.

He chooses Under Storm's Wing by Helen Thomas, a collection of her memoirs and letters about life with one of Britain's best-loved poets.

Sara Maitland's book, House-Bound by Winifred Peck, is described by all three as a real oddity, a book unlike any other - but a rather good oddity.

And Harriett Gilbert picks The Sickness by Alberto Barrera Tyszka, a slender novel about a man with a terminal illness, which turns out to be surprisingly gripping..

Producer: Beth O'Dea.

Michael Morpurgo and Sara Maitland talk to Harriett Gilbert about the books they love.

Michael Morpurgo & Sara Maitland20111007
Michele Hanson, Roger Highfield20120612

Columnist and author Michele Hanson and Director of External Affairs at the Science Museum Group Roger Highfield discuss their favourite books with Harriett Gilbert.

Michele's choice reflects her love of eighteen century literature, telling the story of Matthew Bramble, a gout-ridden misanthrope who travels Britain with his nephew, niece, spinster sister and man-servant, the trusty Humphry Clinker after whom Tobias Smollett's book is named. Michele explains how her book club "...all hated it, but I think they have no taste."

Roger picks 'The Emperor of All Maladies' by Siddhartha Mukherjee, a lucid and eloquent chronicle of cancer which humans have lived with - and perished from - for more than five thousand years. Roger says the book: "Told stories that I knew very well, and told them in a brilliant gripping way."

Harriett's book is the second George Smiley novel in which he investigates the murder of a woman in a very particularly English public school. On le Carre, Harriett says he "...writes probably the best spy fiction that's ever been written."

Producer: Toby Field.

Mick Aston And Penelope Leach20150126 (BBC7)
20150127 (BBC7)

Sarah LeFanu and her guests, archaeologist Mick Aston and childcare specialist Penelope Leach, discuss three favourite paperbacks by Oliver Rackham, RL Stevenson and William Golding. From 1999.

The Illustrated History of the Countryside by Oliver Rackham

Publisher: Phoenix

Travels with a Donkey by RL Stevenson

Publisher: Everyman

Lord of the Flies by William Golding

Publisher: Faber & Faber.

Mick and Penelope discuss paperbacks by Oliver Rackham, RL Stevenson and William Golding.

Sarah LeFanu and her guests, archaeologist Mick Aston and childcare specialist Penelope Leach, discuss three favourite paperbacks by Oliver Rackham, RL Stevenson and William Golding. From January 1999.

Mike Brearley, Julie Welch20101102

There's a sporting tie that links this week's guests on A Good Read.

Mike Brearley captained the England cricket team in the early 1980s, later retraining as a psychoanalyst.

He discusses a Graham Greene novel set in the Congo, while sports writer Julie Welch chooses a book by the other Elizabeth Taylor - the novelist, not the film star.

Former batsman Mike Brearley and sports journo Julie Welch discuss their favourite books.

Mike Figgis And Mike Hodges20150427 (BBC7)
20150428 (BBC7)

Sarah LeFanu and her guests, film directors Mike Figgis and Mike Hodges, discuss three favourite paperbacks by James Blinn, Frederick Exley and Barbara Pym. From 1999.

The Aardvark is Ready for War - by James Blinn

Publisher: Transworld Books

A Fan's Notes by Frederick Exley

Publisher: Yellowstone Press

Excellent Women by Barbara Pym

Publisher: Pan Books.

Mike Figgis and Mike Hodges discuss books by James Blinn, Frederick Exley and Barbara Pym.

Sarah LeFanu, Mike Figgis and Mike Hodges discuss books by James Blinn, Frederick Exley and Barbara Pym. From August 1999.

Miles Jupp And Barb Jungr2013020520130208

Miles Jupp and Barb Jungr talk to Harriett Gilbert about their favourite books.

Comedian Miles Jupp and singer Barb Jungr talk to Harriett Gilbert about the books they love. Barb brings The Corrections: Jonathan Franzen's critically acclaimed blockbuster. Miles - who plays Nigel the lay reader in Rev - plumps for Spies by Michael Frayn and Harriett's choice is the dark and satirical Death And The Penguin by the Ukrainian Andrey Kurkov - which features a penguin called Misha who almost steals the show.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

Miranda Sawyer And Tom Robinson2015060920150612 (R4)

talk with Harriett Gilbert about the books they love.

Journalist Miranda Sawyer and songwriter and broadcaster Tom Robinson talk about the books they love with Harriett Gilbert. They are The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion, The Swimming-Pool Library by Alan Hollinghurst and Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

Miriam Margolyes and Mark Haddon20150728

Miriam Margolyes And Mark Haddon2015072820151225 (R4)

Harriett Gilbert is joined by actress Miriam Margolyes and writer Mark Haddon to discuss favourite books, including 'Great Expectations' by Charles Dickens, 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' by Truman Capote and 'To the Lighthouse' by Virginia Woolf. Producer...Mary Ward-Lowery.

Monty Don And Penny Vincenzi20141215 (BBC7)
20141216 (BBC7)

Monty and Penny discuss books by the Oxford Dictionary, Hilary Mantel and William Cobbett.

Sarah LeFanu, Monty Don and Penny Vincenzi discuss books by the Oxford Dictionary, Hilary Mantel and William Cobbett. From November 1998.

The Oxford Dictionary of New Words

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Fludd, by Hilary Mantel

Publisher: Penguin

Rural Rides, by William Cobbett

Neil Bartlett And Martin Bashir20141117 (BBC7)
20141118 (BBC7)

Neil and Martin discuss paperbacks by Frederick Rolfe, Richard Ford and Ian McEwan.

Tom Sutcliffe, Neil Bartlett and Martin Bashir discuss paperbacks by Frederick Rolfe, Richard Ford and Ian McEwan. From September 1998.

Hadrian the Seventh by Frederick Rolfe

Publisher: Wordsworth Classics

Women with Men by Richard Ford

Publisher: Panther

Enduring Love by Ian McEwan

Publisher: Vintage.

Neil Pearson And Wilfred Emmanuel-jones2012110620121109

Neil Pearson and Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones on books by George Orwell and Olaudah Equiano.

Actor Neil Pearson and Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones, the self-described "Black Farmer", talk about the books they love.

Neil Pearson's choice is Coming Up For Air, a little-known novel by George Orwell about an ordinary man who yearns to recapture his childhood. But can we ever go back?

Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones introduces the others to The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, the autobiography of a man who was born into slavery. Does it matter if important first-person testimony is true in every detail?

And presenter Harriett Gilbert's choice is Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin, a European classic about an American man living in Paris who's struggling with his sexuality.

Producer: Beth O'Dea.

Nerina Pallot, Peter Molyneux20111115

Harriett Gilbert is joined by award-winning singer-songwriter Nerina Pallot and the computer games industry pioneer Peter Molyneux to discuss their favourite books.

Nerina's choice is an elegiac story of loss and life - The Sportswriter by Richard Ford.

Peter has picked the gripping and intimate Father-Son story - The Road by Cormac McCarthy.

Harriett's book is an intriguing and occasionally torrid collection of short stories - The Ballad of the Sad Cafe by Carson McCullers.

Producer: Toby Field.

Nerina Pallot and Peter Molyneux join Harriett Gilbert to discuss their favourite books.

Nerina Pallot, Peter Molyneux20111118

Nerina Pallot and Peter Molyneux join Harriett Gilbert to discuss their favourite books.

Niall Ferguson And Armando Iannucci20141013 (BBC7)
20141014 (BBC7)

Niall and Armando discuss their favourite books by Remarque, Carver and Beckett.

Tom Sutcliffe, Niall Ferguson and Armando Iannucci discuss books by Erich Maria Remarque, Raymond Carver and Samuel Beckett. From 1998.

The English translation of Erich Maria Remarque's 'All Quiet On The Western Front'

Publisher: Virago

'Will You Please Be Quiet, Please' by Raymond Carver.

Publisher: Harvill

'Murphy' by Samuel Beckett

Publisher: Calder Publications Ltd.

Niall Ferguson And Tracy Chevalier20151117

Niall Ferguson and Tracy Chevalier talk books with Harriett Gilbert. Driver's Seat by Muriel Spark, South Sea Tales by Robert Louis Stevenson, and Irène Némirovsky's Suite Française are discussed. Producer Sally Heaven.

talk books with Harriett Gilbert. Driver's Seat by Muriel Spark, South Sea Tales by Robert Louis Stevenson, and Irène Némirovsky's Suite Française are discussed. Producer Sally Heaven.

Nicola Davies And Max Jarrett20150601 (BBC7)
20150602 (BBC7)

Discussing paperbacks by Fannie Flagg, Ralph Ellison and Giles Foden. From November 1999.

Bel Mooney and her guests novelist Nicola Davies and journalist Max Jarrett choose their three favourite paperbacks by Fannie Flagg, Ralph Ellison and Giles Foden. From 1999.

Welcome to the World Baby Girl! by Fannie Flagg

Publisher: Vintage

The Last King of Scotland by Giles Foden

Publisher: Faber

Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

Publisher: Penguin.

Norman Lebrecht And Antonia Quirke20100615

Music commentator Norman Lebrecht and writer Antonia Quirke talk to Sue Macgregor about their favourite books.

Sue Macgregor talks to Norman Lebrecht and Antonia Quirke about their favourite books.

Norman Lebrecht And Antonia Quirke20100618

Sue Macgregor talks to Norman Lebrecht and Antonia Quirke about their favourite books.

Orlando Figes And Michael Schmidt20140915 (BBC7)
20140916 (BBC7)

Tom Sutcliffe, Orlando Figes and Michael Schmidt discuss books by Elizabeth Bishop, Vladimir Nabokov and Henry James. From July 1998.

Complete Poems Published by Elizabeth Bishop

Publisher: Chatto & Windus

Speak, Memory by Vladimir Nabokov

Publisher: Penguin 20th Century Classics

Washington Square by Henry James

Publisher: Penguin Classics.

Orlando and Michael discuss Elizabeth Bishop, Vladimir Nabokov and Henry James.

Penelope Fitzgerald And William Sieghart20140922 (BBC7)
20140923 (BBC7)

Penelope and William discuss Sarah Orne Jewett, Alan Isler and Jane Austen.

Tom Sutcliffe, Penelope Fitzgerald and William Sieghart discuss Sarah Orne Jewett, Alan Isler and Jane Austen. From July 1998.

Penelope Lively And Will Smith2014030420140307

Writers Penelope Lively and Will Smith talk to Harriett Gilbert about favourite books.

Novelist Dame Penelope Lively and comedy writer and performer Will Smith talk to Harriett Gilbert about the books they love, which include A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole, Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis and Arctic Dreams by Barry Lopez.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

Peter Firth And Judith Palmer20141208 (BBC7)
20141209 (BBC7)

Peter and Judith discuss books by Rohinton Mistry, Cecil Lewis and John Banville.

Sarah LeFanu, the Rt Rev Peter Firth and Judith Palmer discuss books by Rohinton Mistry, Cecil Lewis and John Banville. From November 1998.

Tales from Firozsha Baag, by Rohinton Mistry

Publisher: Faber and Faber

Sagittarius Rising, by Cecil Lewis

Publisher: Warner Books

The Untouchable, by John Banville

Publisher: Picador.

Peter White And Heydon Prowse2012111320121116

Being blind hasn't ever stopped the broadcaster Peter White from loving football, and that's reflected in his own choice of a good read when he argues in favour of Brian Clough - as captured by Duncan Hamilton who covered Notts Forest during their glory years for the local paper.

By contrast the satirist and prankster Heydon Prowse, fresh from his BBC3 series, 'The Revolution will be Televised', brings a description of tax havens and how they work to the table, in 'Treasure Islands' by Nicholas Shaxson.

Harriett Gilbert meanwhile proposes 'Faro's Daughter', a romantic Regency thriller by Georgette Heyer. We'll see what Peter and Heydon make of that.

Producer: Mark Smalley.

Tax havens, Brian Clough and a Regency romance are discussed by Harriett Gilbert's guests.

Philip Pullman and Caroline Criado-Perez20151027

Philip Pullman and Caroline Criado-Perez2015102720151030 (R4)

Philip Pullman and Caroline Criado-Perez talk about books they love with Harriett Gilbert.

Philip Pullman and Caroline Criado-Perez2015102720151030 (R4)

Philip Pullman and Caroline Criado-Perez talk about books they love with Harriett Gilbert.

Philip Pullman and Caroline Criado-Perez20151027

Philip Pullman and Caroline Criado-Perez20151027

Author Philip Pullman & journalist Caroline Criado-Perez talk about books they love with Harriett Gilbert. Philip champions Sculptor's Daughter: A Childhood Memoir by Tove Jansson, the writer of the Moomin books. Caroline's choice is The Beggar Maid: Stories of Flo and Rose by Alice Munro and Harriett's is The Quiet American by Graham Greene.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

Philip Pullman and Caroline Criado-Perez20151027

Author Philip Pullman & journalist Caroline Criado-Perez talk about books they love with Harriett Gilbert. Philip champions Sculptor's Daughter: A Childhood Memoir by Tove Jansson, the writer of the Moomin books. Caroline's choice is The Beggar Maid: Stories of Flo and Rose by Alice Munro and Harriett's is The Quiet American by Graham Greene.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

Pippa Greenwood And Phill Jupitus20150406 (BBC7)
20150407 (BBC7)

Sarah, Phill and Pippa discuss books by Helene Hanff, Stephen Fry and Amy Tan.

Gardener Pippa Greenwood and comedian Phill Jupitus discuss their three favourite paperbacks with Sarah LeFanu. From 1999.

84 Charing Cross Road - by Helene Hanff

Published by Warner

The Liar - by Stephen Fry

Published by Arrow

The Joy Luck Club - by Amy Tan

Published by Minerva.

Professor Richard Gregory And Henrietta Green20150629 (BBC7)
20150630 (BBC7)

Margaret Forster, Richard Gregory and Henrietta Green discuss paperbacks.

Margaret Forster, Richard Gregory and Henrietta Green discuss paperbacks by Paul Bailey, Liza Picard and Eric Lomax. From December 1999.

Programme Catalogue - Details: kate Adie/nigel Barley19900705

Producer: ROBERTS, S

Next in series: NICHOLAS GARLAND/IRINA RATUSHINSKAYA

Previous in series: BIDDY BAXTER/NICHOLAS GARLAND

Description

Edward BLISHEN invites Kate Adie & Nigel BARLEY to talk about four paperbacks they consider a good read. Prod Susan ROBERTS.

Subject Categories

discussion programmes (programme format)

readings programmes (programme format)

book programmes (genre)

Broadcast history

05 Jul 1990 16:05-16:35 (RADIO 4)

08 Jul 1990 BT=1930 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Edward Blishen

Kate Adie (Speaker)

Nigel Barley (Speaker)

Recorded on 1990-07-03.

Programme Catalogue - Details: kate Adie/nigel Barley19900708

First broadcast on 1990-07-05

Producer: ROBERTS, S

Next in series: NICHOLAS GARLAND/IRINA RATUSHINSKAYA

Previous in series: BIDDY BAXTER/NICHOLAS GARLAND

Description

Edward BLISHEN invites Kate Adie & Nigel BARLEY to talk about four paperbacks they consider a good read. Prod Susan ROBERTS.

Subject Categories

discussion programmes (programme format)

readings programmes (programme format)

book programmes (genre)

Broadcast history

05 Jul 1990 16:05-16:35 (RADIO 4)

08 Jul 1990 BT=1930 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Edward Blishen

Kate Adie (Speaker)

Nigel Barley (Speaker)

Recorded on 1990-07-03.

Programme Catalogue - Details: michael Bentine/heather Couper19900816

Next in series: TOM CRABTREE/ANDREA NEWMAN

Previous in series: WENDY COPE/SIMON RAE

Description

Edward BLISHEN invites Michael Bentine & Heather COUPER to talk about four paperbacks they consider a good read. Prod Susan ROBERTS.

Subject Categories

discussion programmes (programme format)

readings programmes (programme format)

book programmes (genre)

Broadcast history

16 Aug 1990 16:05-16:35 (RADIO 4)

19 Aug 1990 BT=1930 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Edward Blishen

Michael Bentine (Speaker)

Heather Couper (Speaker)

Recorded on 1989-11-20.

Programme Catalogue - Details: michael Bentine/heather Couper19900819

First broadcast on 1990-08-16

Next in series: TOM CRABTREE/ANDREA NEWMAN

Previous in series: WENDY COPE/SIMON RAE

Description

Edward BLISHEN invites Michael Bentine & Heather COUPER to talk about four paperbacks they consider a good read. Prod Susan ROBERTS.

Subject Categories

discussion programmes (programme format)

readings programmes (programme format)

book programmes (genre)

Broadcast history

16 Aug 1990 16:05-16:35 (RADIO 4)

19 Aug 1990 BT=1930 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Edward Blishen

Michael Bentine (Speaker)

Heather Couper (Speaker)

Recorded on 1989-11-20.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Carmen Callil/tariq Ali19910711

Producer: ROBERTS, S

Next in series: TARIQ ALI/CARMEN CALLIL

Previous in series: KINGSLEY AMIS/RUTH RENDELL

Broadcast history

11 Jul 1991 16:05-16:30 (RADIO 2)

Recorded on 1991-04-22.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Caryl Phillips/fred D'aguiar19900830

Producer: ROBERTS, S

Next in series: PAULINE MELVILLE/TONY ROBINSON

Previous in series: TOM CRABTREE/ANDREA NEWMAN

Description

Edward BLISHEN invites Fred D'AGUIAR & Caryl PHILLPS to talk about four paperbacks they consider a good read. Prod Susan ROBERTS.

Subject Categories

discussion programmes (programme format)

readings programmes (programme format)

book programmes (genre)

Broadcast history

30 Aug 1990 16:05-16:35 (RADIO 4)

02 Sep 1990 BT=1930 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Edward Blishen

Susan Roberts (Producer)

Caryl Phillips (Speaker)

Fred D'Aguiar (Speaker)

Recorded on 1990-06-11.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Caryl Phillips/fred D'aguiar19900902

First broadcast on 1990-08-30

Producer: ROBERTS, S

Next in series: PAULINE MELVILLE/TONY ROBINSON

Previous in series: TOM CRABTREE/ANDREA NEWMAN

Description

Edward BLISHEN invites Fred D'AGUIAR & Caryl PHILLPS to talk about four paperbacks they consider a good read. Prod Susan ROBERTS.

Subject Categories

discussion programmes (programme format)

readings programmes (programme format)

book programmes (genre)

Broadcast history

30 Aug 1990 16:05-16:35 (RADIO 4)

02 Sep 1990 BT=1930 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Edward Blishen

Susan Roberts (Producer)

Caryl Phillips (Speaker)

Fred D'Aguiar (Speaker)

Recorded on 1990-06-11.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Claire Tomalin/roy Jenkins (long)19960211

Producer: R.KETTERIDGE

Next in series: SUSIE ORBACH/JOHN COLLEE (SHORT)

Previous in series: CLAIRE TOMALIN/ROY JENKINS (SHORT)

Broadcast history

11 Feb 1996 BT=1930 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1996-02-01.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Claire Tomalin/roy Jenkins (short)19960207

Producer: R.KETTERIDGE

Next in series: CLAIRE TOMALIN/ROY JENKINS (LONG)

Previous in series: RICHARD EYRE/KATIE MITCHELL (LONG)

Broadcast history

07 Feb 1996 10:02-10:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1996-02-01.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Colin Blakemore/heather Couper (long)19960121

Producer: R.KETTERIDGE

Next in series: ROBIN DENSELOW/STUART MACONIE (SHORT)

Previous in series: COLIN BLAKEMORE/HEATHER COUPER (SHORT)

Broadcast history

21 Jan 1996 BT=1930 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1996-01-12.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Colin Blakemore/heather Couper (short)19960117

Producer: R. KETTERIDGE

Next in series: COLIN BLAKEMORE/HEATHER COUPER (LONG)

Previous in series: NICK REVELL/SALLY VINCENT

Broadcast history

17 Jan 1996 10:02-10:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1996-01-12.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Esther Selsden/richard Cohen (long)19960107

First broadcast on 1995-12-24

Producer: S.MARMION

Next in series: VERNON SCANNELL/PAUL VAUGHAN

Previous in series: EVELYN GLENNIE/PATRICK MOORE

Broadcast history

24 Dec 1995 BT=1930 (RADIO 4)

07 Jan 1996 BT=1930 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1995-12-13.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Grace Robertson/quentin Blake19900726

Producer: SUE ROBERTS

Next in series: HELEN LEDERER/WILLIE RUSHTON

Previous in series: HELENA KENNEDY/JONATHON PORRITT

Description

Edward BLISHEN invites Grace ROBERTSON & Quentin BLAKE to talk about four paperbacks they consider a good read. Prod Susan ROBERTS.

Subject Categories

discussion programmes (programme format)

readings programmes (programme format)

book programmes (genre)

Broadcast history

26 Jul 1990 16:05-16:35 (RADIO 4)

29 Jul 1990 BT=1930 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Edward Blishen

Quentin Blake (Speaker)

Grace Robertson (Speaker)

Recorded on 1990-02-27.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Grace Robertson/quentin Blake19900729

First broadcast on 1990-07-26

Producer: SUE ROBERTS

Next in series: HELEN LEDERER/WILLIE RUSHTON

Previous in series: HELENA KENNEDY/JONATHON PORRITT

Description

Edward BLISHEN invites Grace ROBERTSON & Quentin BLAKE to talk about four paperbacks they consider a good read. Prod Susan ROBERTS.

Subject Categories

discussion programmes (programme format)

readings programmes (programme format)

book programmes (genre)

Broadcast history

26 Jul 1990 16:05-16:35 (RADIO 4)

29 Jul 1990 BT=1930 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Edward Blishen

Quentin Blake (Speaker)

Grace Robertson (Speaker)

Recorded on 1990-02-27.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Helen Lederer/willie Rushton19900802

Producer: ROBERTS, S

Next in series: WENDY COPE/SIMON RAE

Previous in series: GRACE ROBERTSON/QUENTIN BLAKE

Description

Edward BLISHEN invites Helen LEDERER & Willie RUSHTON talk about four paperbacks they consider a good read. Prod Susan ROBERTS.

Subject Categories

discussion programmes (programme format)

readings programmes (programme format)

book programmes (genre)

Broadcast history

02 Aug 1990 16:05-16:35 (RADIO 4)

05 Aug 1990 BT=1930 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Edward Blishen

Willie Rushton (Speaker)

Helen Lederer (Speaker)

Recorded on 1990-02-13.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Helen Lederer/willie Rushton19900805

First broadcast on 1990-08-02

Producer: ROBERTS, S

Next in series: WENDY COPE/SIMON RAE

Previous in series: GRACE ROBERTSON/QUENTIN BLAKE

Description

Edward BLISHEN invites Helen LEDERER & Willie RUSHTON talk about four paperbacks they consider a good read. Prod Susan ROBERTS.

Subject Categories

discussion programmes (programme format)

readings programmes (programme format)

book programmes (genre)

Broadcast history

02 Aug 1990 16:05-16:35 (RADIO 4)

05 Aug 1990 BT=1930 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Edward Blishen

Willie Rushton (Speaker)

Helen Lederer (Speaker)

Recorded on 1990-02-13.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Helena Kennedy/jonathon Porritt19900719

Producer: ROBERTS, S

Next in series: GRACE ROBERTSON/QUENTIN BLAKE

Previous in series: NICHOLAS GARLAND/IRINA RATUSHINSKAYA

Description

Edward BLISHEN invites Jonathon PORRITT & Helena KENNEDY to talk about four paperbacks they consider a good read. Prod Susan ROBERTS.

Subject Categories

discussion programmes (programme format)

readings programmes (programme format)

book programmes (genre)

Broadcast history

19 Jul 1990 16:05-16:35 (RADIO 4)

22 Jul 1990 BT=1930 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Edward Blishen

Jonathon Porritt (Speaker)

Helena Kennedy (Speaker)

Recorded on 1990-05-03.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Helena Kennedy/jonathon Porritt19900722

First broadcast on 1990-07-19

Producer: ROBERTS, S

Next in series: GRACE ROBERTSON/QUENTIN BLAKE

Previous in series: NICHOLAS GARLAND/IRINA RATUSHINSKAYA

Description

Edward BLISHEN invites Jonathon PORRITT & Helena KENNEDY to talk about four paperbacks they consider a good read. Prod Susan ROBERTS.

Subject Categories

discussion programmes (programme format)

readings programmes (programme format)

book programmes (genre)

Broadcast history

19 Jul 1990 16:05-16:35 (RADIO 4)

22 Jul 1990 BT=1930 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Edward Blishen

Jonathon Porritt (Speaker)

Helena Kennedy (Speaker)

Recorded on 1990-05-03.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Jocasta Innes/rory Stuart (short)19960103

Producer: C.COLLIER

Next in series: SALLY VINCENT/NICK REVELL

Previous in series: VERNON SCANNELL/PAUL VAUGHAN

Broadcast history

03 Jan 1996 10:02-10:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1995-12-20.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Mary Riddell/glenys Kinnock19900920

Producer: BEEBY, V

Next in series: ROALD DAHL/RUTH THOMAS ELLIS

Previous in series: MIRIAM STOPPARD/MICHAEL O'DONNELL

Description

Edward BLISHEN invites Glenys KINNOCK & Mary RIDDELL to chose four paperbacks they consider a good read. Prod Susan ROBERTS.

Subject Categories

discussion programmes (programme format)

readings programmes (programme format)

book programmes (genre)

Broadcast history

20 Sep 1990 16:05-16:35 (RADIO 4)

23 Sep 1990 BT=1930 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Edward Blishen

Susan Roberts (Producer)

Glenys Kinnock (Speaker)

Mary Riddell (Speaker)

Recorded on 1990-08-30.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Mary Riddell/glenys Kinnock19900923

First broadcast on 1990-09-20

Producer: BEEBY, V

Next in series: ROALD DAHL/RUTH THOMAS ELLIS

Previous in series: MIRIAM STOPPARD/MICHAEL O'DONNELL

Description

Edward BLISHEN invites Glenys KINNOCK & Mary RIDDELL to chose four paperbacks they consider a good read. Prod Susan ROBERTS.

Subject Categories

discussion programmes (programme format)

readings programmes (programme format)

book programmes (genre)

Broadcast history

20 Sep 1990 16:05-16:35 (RADIO 4)

23 Sep 1990 BT=1930 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Edward Blishen

Susan Roberts (Producer)

Glenys Kinnock (Speaker)

Mary Riddell (Speaker)

Recorded on 1990-08-30.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Miriam Stoppard/michael O'donnell19900913

Producer: ROBERTS, S

Next in series: MARY RIDDELL/GLENYS KINNOCK

Previous in series: PAULINE MELVILLE/TONY ROBINSON

Description

Edward BLISHEN invites Miriam STOPPARD & Michael O'DONNELL to talk about four paperbacks they consider a good read. Prod Susan ROBERTS.

Subject Categories

discussion programmes (programme format)

readings programmes (programme format)

book programmes (genre)

Broadcast history

13 Sep 1990 16:05-16:35 (RADIO 4)

16 Sep 1990 BT=1930 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Edward Blishen

Susan Roberts (Producer)

Miriam Stoppard (Speaker)

Michael O'Donnell (Speaker)

Recorded on 1990-03-26.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Miriam Stoppard/michael O'donnell19900916

First broadcast on 1990-09-13

Producer: ROBERTS, S

Next in series: MARY RIDDELL/GLENYS KINNOCK

Previous in series: PAULINE MELVILLE/TONY ROBINSON

Description

Edward BLISHEN invites Miriam STOPPARD & Michael O'DONNELL to talk about four paperbacks they consider a good read. Prod Susan ROBERTS.

Subject Categories

discussion programmes (programme format)

readings programmes (programme format)

book programmes (genre)

Broadcast history

13 Sep 1990 16:05-16:35 (RADIO 4)

16 Sep 1990 BT=1930 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Edward Blishen

Susan Roberts (Producer)

Miriam Stoppard (Speaker)

Michael O'Donnell (Speaker)

Recorded on 1990-03-26.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Nicholas Garland/irina Ratushinskaya19900712

Producer: ROBERTS, S

Next in series: HELENA KENNEDY/JONATHON PORRITT

Previous in series: Kate Adie/NIGEL BARLEY

Description

Edward BLISHEN invites Nicholas GARLAND & Irina RATUSHINSKAYA about four paperbacks they consider a good read. Prod Susan ROBERTS.

Subject Categories

discussion programmes (programme format)

readings programmes (programme format)

book programmes (genre)

Broadcast history

12 Jul 1990 16:05-16:35 (RADIO 4)

15 Jul 1990 BT=1930 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Edward Blishen

Irina Ratushinskaya (Speaker)

Nicholas Garland (Speaker)

Recorded on 1990-06-06.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Nicholas Garland/irina Ratushinskaya19900715

First broadcast on 1990-07-12

Producer: ROBERTS, S

Next in series: HELENA KENNEDY/JONATHON PORRITT

Previous in series: Kate Adie/NIGEL BARLEY

Description

Edward BLISHEN invites Nicholas GARLAND & Irina RATUSHINSKAYA about four paperbacks they consider a good read. Prod Susan ROBERTS.

Subject Categories

discussion programmes (programme format)

readings programmes (programme format)

book programmes (genre)

Broadcast history

12 Jul 1990 16:05-16:35 (RADIO 4)

15 Jul 1990 BT=1930 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Edward Blishen

Irina Ratushinskaya (Speaker)

Nicholas Garland (Speaker)

Recorded on 1990-06-06.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Nick Revell/sally Vincent19960114

Producer: E. RILEY

Next in series: COLIN BLAKEMORE/HEATHER COUPER (SHORT)

Previous in series: SALLY VINCENT/NICK REVELL

Description

Edward BLISHEN and his guests Ncik REVELL & Sally VINCENT discuss three favourte paperbacks. Prod Erin RILEY.

Subject Categories

discussion programmes (programme format)

readings programmes (programme format)

book programmes (genre)

Broadcast history

14 Jan 1996 BT=1930 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Edward Blishen

Nick Revell (Speaker)

Sally Vincent (Speaker)

Recorded on 1995-12-13.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Pauline Melville/tony Robinson19900906

Producer: BEEBY, V

Next in series: MIRIAM STOPPARD/MICHAEL O'DONNELL

Previous in series: CARYL PHILLIPS/FRED D'AGUIAR

Broadcast history

06 Sep 1990 16:05-16:35 (RADIO 4)

09 Sep 1990 BT=1930 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-07-19.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Pauline Melville/tony Robinson19900909

First broadcast on 1990-09-06

Producer: BEEBY, V

Next in series: MIRIAM STOPPARD/MICHAEL O'DONNELL

Previous in series: CARYL PHILLIPS/FRED D'AGUIAR

Broadcast history

06 Sep 1990 16:05-16:35 (RADIO 4)

09 Sep 1990 BT=1930 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-07-19.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Richard Eyre/katie Mitchell (long)19960204

Producer: V.BEEBY

Next in series: CLAIRE TOMALIN/ROY JENKINS (SHORT)

Previous in series: RICHARD EYRE/KATIE MITCHELL (SHORT)

Broadcast history

04 Feb 1996 BT=1930 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1996-01-25.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Richard Eyre/katie Mitchell (short)19960131

Producer: K.WHITEHEAD

Next in series: RICHARD EYRE/KATIE MITCHELL (LONG)

Previous in series: ROBIN DENSELOW/STUART MACONIE (LONG)

Broadcast history

31 Jan 1996 10:02-10:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1996-01-25.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Roald Dahl/ruth Thomas Ellis19900927

Producer: S. ROBERTS-BS

Next in series: RUTH RENDELL/KINGSLEY AMIS

Previous in series: MARY RIDDELL/GLENYS KINNOCK

Broadcast history

27 Sep 1990 16:05-16:35 (RADIO 4)

30 Sep 1990 BT=1930 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-09-18.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Roald Dahl/ruth Thomas Ellis19900930

First broadcast on 1990-09-27

Producer: S. ROBERTS-BS

Next in series: RUTH RENDELL/KINGSLEY AMIS

Previous in series: MARY RIDDELL/GLENYS KINNOCK

Broadcast history

27 Sep 1990 16:05-16:35 (RADIO 4)

30 Sep 1990 BT=1930 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-09-18.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Robin Denselow/stuart Maconie (long)19960128

Producer: P.DODGSON

Next in series: RICHARD EYRE/KATIE MITCHELL (SHORT)

Previous in series: ROBIN DENSELOW/STUART MACONIE (SHORT)

Broadcast history

28 Jan 1996 BT=1930 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1996-01-19.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Robin Denselow/stuart Maconie (short)19960124

Producer: P.DODGSON

Next in series: ROBIN DENSELOW/STUART MACONIE (LONG)

Previous in series: COLIN BLAKEMORE/HEATHER COUPER (LONG)

Description

Edward BLISHEN and his guests Robin DENSELOW and Stuart MACONIE discuss three

Subject Categories

discussion programmes (programme format)

personality request programmes (genre)

book programmes (genre)

Broadcast history

24 Jan 1996 10:02-10:30 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Edward Blishen

Adam Mars-Jones (Author)

James Young (Author)

Penelope Fitzgerald (Author)

Paul Dodgson (Producer)

Robin Denselow (Speaker)

Stuart Maconie (Speaker)

Recorded on 1996-01-19.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Sally Vincent/nick Revell19960110

Producer: E.RILEY

Next in series: NICK REVELL/SALLY VINCENT

Previous in series: JOCASTA INNES/RORY STUART (SHORT)

Broadcast history

10 Jan 1996 10:02-10:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1995-12-13.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Susie Orbach/john Collee (long)19960218

Producer: S. DAVIES

Next in series: JOHN HARVEY/SARAH KENNEDY

Previous in series: SUSIE ORBACH/JOHN COLLEE (SHORT)

Broadcast history

18 Feb 1996 BT=1930 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1996-02-11.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Susie Orbach/john Collee (short)19960214

Producer: S.DAVIES

Next in series: SUSIE ORBACH/JOHN COLLEE (LONG)

Previous in series: CLAIRE TOMALIN/ROY JENKINS (LONG)

Broadcast history

14 Feb 1996 10:02-10:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1996-02-07.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Tom Crabtree/andrea Newman19900823

Producer: BEEBY, V

Next in series: CARYL PHILLIPS/FRED D'AGUIAR

Previous in series: Michael Bentine/HEATHER COUPER

Description

Edward BLISHEN invites Andrea NEWMAN & Tom CRABTREE to talk about four paperbacks they consider a good read. Prod Susan ROBERTS.

Subject Categories

discussion programmes (programme format)

readings programmes (programme format)

book programmes (genre)

Broadcast history

23 Aug 1990 16:05-16:35 (RADIO 4)

26 Aug 1990 BT=1930 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Edward Blishen

Andrea Newman (Speaker)

Tom Crabtree (Speaker)

Recorded on 1990-07-02.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Tom Crabtree/andrea Newman19900826

First broadcast on 1990-08-23

Producer: BEEBY, V

Next in series: CARYL PHILLIPS/FRED D'AGUIAR

Previous in series: Michael Bentine/HEATHER COUPER

Description

Edward BLISHEN invites Andrea NEWMAN & Tom CRABTREE to talk about four paperbacks they consider a good read. Prod Susan ROBERTS.

Subject Categories

discussion programmes (programme format)

readings programmes (programme format)

book programmes (genre)

Broadcast history

23 Aug 1990 16:05-16:35 (RADIO 4)

26 Aug 1990 BT=1930 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Edward Blishen

Andrea Newman (Speaker)

Tom Crabtree (Speaker)

Recorded on 1990-07-02.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Wendy Cope/simon Rae19900809

Producer: ROBERTS, S

Next in series: Michael Bentine/HEATHER COUPER

Previous in series: HELEN LEDERER/WILLIE RUSHTON

Description

SBH:A GOOD READ - an example of the series. Edward Blishen invites poets Simon Rae and Wendy Cope to discuss their choice of paperbacks which they consider to be 'a good read'. They choose: 'Lucky Jim' (Kingsley Amis); 'Keeping the Faith' (Carol Clulow); 'Ridley Walker' (Russell Hoban); 'The Compleet Molesworth' (Geoffrey Willans/Ronald Searle). Producer: Susan Roberts.

Broadcast history

09 Aug 1990 16:05-16:35 (RADIO 4)

12 Aug 1990 BT=1930 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Kingsley Amis (Author)

Russell Hoban (Author)

Geoffrey Willans (Author)

Carol Clulow (Author)

Simon Rae (rdr)

Edward Blishen (rdr)

Wendy Cope (rdr)

Notes: CAIRS 437394.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Wendy Cope/simon Rae19900812

First broadcast on 1990-08-09

Producer: ROBERTS, S

Next in series: Michael Bentine/HEATHER COUPER

Previous in series: HELEN LEDERER/WILLIE RUSHTON

Description

SBH:A GOOD READ - an example of the series. Edward Blishen invites poets Simon Rae and Wendy Cope to discuss their choice of paperbacks which they consider to be 'a good read'. They choose: 'Lucky Jim' (Kingsley Amis); 'Keeping the Faith' (Carol Clulow); 'Ridley Walker' (Russell Hoban); 'The Compleet Molesworth' (Geoffrey Willans/Ronald Searle). Producer: Susan Roberts.

Broadcast history

09 Aug 1990 16:05-16:35 (RADIO 4)

12 Aug 1990 BT=1930 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Kingsley Amis (Author)

Russell Hoban (Author)

Geoffrey Willans (Author)

Carol Clulow (Author)

Simon Rae (rdr)

Edward Blishen (rdr)

Wendy Cope (rdr)

Notes: CAIRS 437394.

Rachel Cusk And Lawrence Norfolk20140602 (BBC7)
20140603 (BBC7)

Lawrence and Rachel discuss books by Martin Amis, Anthony Burgess and Vladimir Nabokov.

Tom Sutcliffe, Lawrence Norfolk and Rachel Cusk discuss books by Martin Amis, Anthony Burgess and Vladimir Nabokov. From July 1997.

Rachel Johnson, Martin Kelner20111122

Editor of The Lady, Rachel Johnson, and journalist and broadcaster Martin Kelner pick their favourite books to discuss with Harriett Gilbert.

Rachel's choice is about every parent's worst nightmare - the disappearance of a child: Still Missing by Beth Gutcheon.

Martin opts for a weighty story of the capital city and its characters during World War Two: London Belongs to Me by Norman Collins.

Harriett's choice is the witty and poignant tale of two women, desperately seeking love, lust and wine: The Bottle Factory Outing by Beryl Bainbridge.

Producer: Toby Field.

Rachel Johnson and Martin Kelner discuss their favourite books with Harriett Gilbert.

Rachel Johnson, Martin Kelner20111125
Rageh Omaar, Stephanie Calman20110329

Journalist and writer Rageh Omaar talks about his love of Tolkien, choosing The Hobbit as his good read.

Author and founder of the badmothersclub.com Stephanie Calman chooses The Blank Wall by Elisabeth Sanxay Holding, and presenter Sian Williams commends the disturbing novel Room by Emma Donoghue.

Three very different books producing an animated and engaging discussion.

Producer Beatrice Fenton.

Rageh Omaar and Stephanie Calman talk to Sian Williams about their favourite books.

Rageh Omaar, Stephanie Calman20110401

Journalist and writer Rageh Omaar talks about his love of Tolkien, choosing The Hobbit as his good read.

Author and founder of the badmothersclub.com Stephanie Calman chooses The Blank Wall by Elisabeth Sanxay Holding, and presenter Sian Williams commends the disturbing novel Room by Emma Donoghue.

Three very different books producing an animated and engaging discussion.

Producer Beatrice Fenton.

Rageh Omaar and Stephanie Calman talk to Sian Williams about their favourite books.

Raymond Tallis, Allegra Stratton20110719

Harriett Gilbert talks to polymath Raymond Tallis and political journalist Allegra Stratton about their favourite books.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

Harriett Gilbert talks to Raymond Tallis and Allegra Stratton about their favourite books.

Raymond Tallis, Allegra Stratton20110722

Harriett Gilbert talks to Raymond Tallis and Allegra Stratton about their favourite books.

Rebecca Abrams, Matt Ridley20110208
Rebecca Abrams, Matt Ridley20110208

In the first of a new series, science writer Matt Ridley, author of The Rational Optimist, talks about his love of My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell. The writer Rebecca Abrams, author of Touching Distance, is passionate about the novels of Elizabeth Taylor, and selects the one she considers to be the finest. And presenter Kate Saunders sings the praises of Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens, which she considers to be the greatest novel in the English language.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

Rebecca Abrams, Matt Ridley20110208

In the first of a new series, science writer Matt Ridley, author of The Rational Optimist, talks about his love of My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell.

The writer Rebecca Abrams, author of Touching Distance, is passionate about the novels of Elizabeth Taylor, and selects the one she considers to be the finest.

And presenter Kate Saunders sings the praises of Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens, which she considers to be the greatest novel in the English language.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

Matt Ridley and Rebecca Abrams talk to Kate Saunders about their favourite books.

Rebecca Abrams, Matt Ridley20110211

Matt Ridley and Rebecca Abrams talk to Kate Saunders about their favourite books.

Rebecca Front And Laura Dockrill2015031020150313 (R4)

talk about their favourite books with Harriett Gilbert.

Actress Rebecca Front and poet and writer Laura Dockrill talk about their favourite books with Harriett Gilbert. All three guests choose books with a strong female protagonist, but settings range from wartime England to Seattle in the digital age.

Where'd You Go, Bernadette, by Maria Semple

Mrs Miniver by Jan Struther

Runaway by Alice Munro

Producer Sally Heaven.

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Comedian Richard Herring and actor Tracy-Ann Oberman discuss their favourite books with Harriett Gilbert.

Richard chooses Slaughterhouse 5 by Kurt Vonnegut.

Tracy-Ann's choice is another dystopian novel: Random Acts of Senseless Violence by Jack Womack.

And Harriett makes them both laugh with Vanished Years, the second volume of Rupert Everett's memoirs.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

Richard Holmes And Hilary Mantel20150309 (BBC7)
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Sarah, Richard and Hilary discuss books by Molly Keane, Arnold Wesker and Henry James.

Sarah LeFanu, biographer Richard Holmes and novelist Hilary Mantel discuss books by Molly Keane, Arnold Wesker and Henry James. From 1999.

The Birth of Shylock and the Death of Zero Mostel by Arnold Wesker

Publisher: Quartet Books

Good Behaviour by Molly Keane

Publisher: Abacus Fiction

The Turn of the Screw by Henry James

Publisher: Penguin Popular Classics.

Richard Osman And Jacqueline Wilson2013070920130712

Children's author Dame Jacqueline Wilson and TV presenter and producer Richard Osman discuss their favourite books with Harriett Gilbert.

A 1950's Kentish childhood is evoked in Jacqueline Wilson's pick, The Orchard on Fire, by Shena MacKay.

Richard Osman's choice is brimful of liquid lunches and smoke-filled rooms at the end of a golden era on Fleet Street: Michael Frayn's hilarious Towards the End of the Morning.

And though Richard and Jacqueline wouldn't normally go for a book about Norwegian lumberjacks, they find Harriett Gilbert's selection, Out Stealing Horses, by Per Petterson, a deeply moving delight.

Presenter: Harriett Gilbert. Producer: Melvin Rickarby.

Rick Stein & Michael Dobbs20111018

Chef Rick Stein and Michael Dobbs, author of House of Cards, recommend favourite books to presenter Harriett Gilbert.

Rick Stein talks about Lifting the Latch (A Life on the Land) by Sheila Stewart, which he enjoyed because it's set in the area of Oxfordshire in which he was born and spent his childhood.

The true-life story of rural labourer Mont Abbott, It's been described as a rival to Lark Rise of Candleford.

Lord Dobbs' choice is Train to Trieste by Domnica Radulescu, a powerful love story set in Ceausescu's Romania.

Then Harriett Gilbert brings something completely different to the table: Farewell My Lovely by Raymond Chandler.

Producer: Beth O'Dea.

Rick Stein and Michael Dobbs recommend favourite books to presenter Harriett Gilbert.

Rick Stein & Michael Dobbs20111021
Ricky Ross And Tom Heap2013071620130719

Deacon Blue frontman Ricky Ross and Countryfile reporter Tom Heap discuss their book choices with Harriett Gilbert, providing an eclectic mix of subject matter from crime thrillers set in Nazi Germany to spiritual life in Scotland and gentile ageing in West London.

Producer: Maggie Ayre.

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Harriett Gilbert discusses favourite paperbacks with Helen Castor and Rob Hopkins.

Favourite paperbacks discussed by historian Helen Castor and sustainability activist Rob Hopkins, in a programme chaired by Harriett Gilbert. Medieval and Tudor historian Helen Castor chooses an intricately beautiful historical novel by William Golding; Rob Hopkins, who campaigns for community solutions to global problems, opts for the 1940's diary of a city man whose war work takes him into agriculture for the first time. Harriett chooses a contemporary novel set in 1970's Argentina.

Producer Christine Hall.

Rob Newman And Sara Wheeler20150216 (BBC7)
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Rob and Sara discuss books by David C Korten, Robert Byron and Margaret Forster.

Sarah LeFanu, Rob Newman and Sara Wheeler discuss books by David C Korten, Robert Byron and Margaret Forster. From April 1999.

Robert Peston And Bernadine Evaristo2013031220130315

Writer Bernadine Evaristo and BBC Business Editor Robert Peston join Harriett Gilbert to discuss the merits of books about infanticide, an inter-racial love affair and growing up as one of the Mitford girls.

Bernadine Evaristo has been described as as 'one of Britain's most talented, innovative and successful contemporary writers', drawing on her dual heritage and London roots to energise and inform her work. Her seven books include 'The Emperor's Babe' and 'Blonde Roots'. Her choice for 'A Good Read' is 'The Boy Next Door' by Irene Sabatini, the story of a turbulent love affair between a mixed race girl and her white, casually racist, neighbour, set in newly independent Zimbabwe.

Robert Peston is the BBC's Business Editor, a multi-award winning journalist and writer. He chooses a book by his late wife, Sian Busby which explores the true story of a distressing family secret. Her great-grandmother was sent to Broadmoor for the murder of twin babies in 1919, whom she drowned in a bathtub when suffering from post-natal depression. Busby's book 'The Cruel Mother' explores the personal and historical context of the story.

Harriett's choice this week is 'Hons and Rebels' by Jessica Mitford, a memoir of her eccentric upbringing and approach to life as a controversial writer, civil rights activist and political campaigner.

Producer...Mary Ward-Lowery.

Roger Michell And Aminatta Forna2014061020140613

Film director Roger Michell and writer Aminatta Forna talk books with Harriett Gilbert.

Notting Hill film director Roger Michell and writer Aminatta Forna talk about books they love with Harriett Gilbert - including The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, WWI classic Goodbye to All That by Robert Graves and The Rabbit House by Laura Alcoba, a compelling Argentinian memoir.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

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Harriett Gilbert discusses great books with historians Roy Foster and Andrew Roberts.

Harriett Gilbert discusses great books with historians Roy Foster and Andrew Roberts, including Harriett's choice The Buddha of Suburbia by Hanif Kureishi. Twenty years on, how does it read now? Andrew Roberts introduces them to Covenant with Death by John Harris, a little-known but powerful novel of WW1, and Roy Foster shares his passion for William Maxwell's The Chateau.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

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Russell Kane and Peter Lord talk about their favourite books with Harriett Gilbert.

Aardman animations co-founder Peter Lord and comedian Russell Kane talk about their favourite books with Harriett Gilbert. Russell chooses Susan Pinker's The Village Effect, Peter Lord's favourite read is Riddley Walker by Russell Hoban, and Harriett's choice is Miss Lonelyhearts by Nathaniel West. Producer Sally Heaven.

Russell Kane, Hilary Bradt20110315

Comedian Russell Kane talks about his love of Flaubert, choosing Three Tales as his good read.

The travel guide writer Hilary Bradt nominates Sandi Toksvig's Flying Under Bridges because it makes her laugh, and presenter Harriett Gilbert sings the praises of the chilling crime novel A Judgement in Stone by Ruth Rendell.

Three very different books which produce a very lively and entertaining discussion.

Producer Beatrice Fenton.

Russell Kane and Hilary Bradt talk to Harriett Gilbert about their favourite books.

Russell Kane, Hilary Bradt20110318
Samantha Bond And Jason Cowley20160216

Actress Samantha Bond and editor of The New Statesman Jason Cowley join Harriett Gilbert for some passionate conversation about favourite books.

Samantha Bond, star of 'Home Fires', 'Downton Abbey' and a one-time Miss Moneypenny, is also a voracious reader. Her choice is Donna Tartt's first novel, the best-selling 'A Secret History', a murder-mystery with a Vermont campus setting and an intriguing cast of characters.

Jason Cowley is credited with revitalising The New Statesman as its editor. He recommends 'The Secret Agent' by Joseph Conrad, a novel about a terrorist bomb-plot devised by a shady Soho shopkeeper who doubles as a spy for the Russians. The story was inspired by the death of a French anarchist who accidentally blew himself up while attempting to plant a bomb in Greenwich Park in 1894, and has, in its turn, inspired many adaptations since its publication in 1907.

Harriett's choice is 'The Dead Lake' by Hamid Ismailov, a haunting fairytale, with hints of Gunther Grass' 'The Tin Drum', about the impact of repeated atomic testing in Soviet-era Kazakhstan on the local people of the Steppes.

Producer...Mary Ward-Lowery.

Sarah Hall And Owen Jones2013070220130705

Owen Jones and Sarah Hall talk about their favourite books with Harriet Gilbert.

Journalist and writer Owen Jones and novelist Sarah Hall discuss their favourite books with Harriet Gilbert.

Owen Jones picks the book which gave him nightmares in his teenage years: Brother in the Land, by Robert Swindells, a post-apocalyptic novel set in the North of England.

The thrill of flying, grief and the consolations of fiction are rendered in beautiful style in Sarah Hall's choice: American writer James Salter's memoir Burning the Days.

And Owen and Sarah are transported across Europe into the dark heart of the English countryside in Harriet Gilbert's pick - the page-turning Rogue Male, by Geoffrey Household, a prototype for Bond, Bourne, and many others.

Sarah Maguire And Gillian Reynolds20140630 (BBC7)
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Sarah and Gillian discuss books by Peter Roget, Olaudah Equiano and Margaret Forster.

Tom Sutcliffe, Sarah Maguire and Gillian Reynolds discuss books by Peter Roget, Olaudah Equiano and Margaret Forster. From July 1997.

Shami Chakrabarti And Monica Ali20140722

Shami Chakrabarti, director of human rights organisation Liberty, and Monica Ali, author of Brick Lane, talk about their favourite reads with Harriett Gilbert. Books under discussion are Evelyn Waugh's satire on the Anglo-American relationship staged in and around an LA funeral business, The Loved One, Rachel Holmes' biography of Eleanor Marx, and the children's classic, Charlotte's Web. Conversation ranges from our attitudes to death, to strong women who make bad relationship choices, to what makes great children's literature.

Producer Sally Heaven.

Shazia Mirza And Diana Quick20100720

This week's guests in the studio to recommend their favourite paperbacks with Sue Macgregor are the actress Diana Quick and the comedian Shazia Mirza.

Diana Quick found national fame in the role of Julia Flyte in the celebrated television production of Brideshead Revisited, and was recently seen as the Queen in the last episode of Channel 4's five-part drama documentary.

Last year she published a book about her Anglo-Indian background, in which she traced her father's family back to her great-grandfather's service in the Indian army.

Shazia Mirza was born in Birmingham to Pakistani parents, and has made a name as an award winning stand up comedian and columnist.

She's been praised as unique in British comedy, a reputation which was established early in her career when she took to the stage in hijab and began her act with the deadpan remark, "My name's Shazia Mirza.

At least, that's what it says on my pilot's licence.".

Sue Macgregor talks to Diana Quick and Shazia Mirza about their favourite books.

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Sue Macgregor talks to Diana Quick and Shazia Mirza about their favourite books.

Sheila Hancock And Cosmo Landesman2014101420141017 (R4)

talk about the books they love with Harriett Gilbert.

Actor Sheila Hancock and columnist Cosmo Landesman talk about the books they love with Harriett Gilbert, including How To Lose Friends & Alienate People by Toby Young, Stoner by John Williams and Lolly Willowes by Sylvia Townsend Warner.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

Shirley Hughes And Ken Smith20150209 (BBC7)
20150210 (BBC7)

Sarah LeFanu, Shirley Hughes and Ken Smith on books by Arnold Bennett and E Annie Proulx.

Sarah LeFanu, Shirley Hughes and Ken Smith discuss books by Arnold Bennett, E Annie Proulx and Sebastien Japrisot. From March 1999.

Shirley Williams And Margaret Drabble2015112420151127 (R4)

Harriett Gilbert debates favourite books with Shirley Williams and Margaret Drabble.

Harriett Gilbert debates books with Shirley Williams and Margaret Drabble. Shirley's favourite is South Riding, by family friend Winifred Holtby, whom she describes as 'my adopted aunt'. Margaret defends The Group by Mary McCarthy against accusations of frivolity, and Harriett champions James Joyce's book of short stories, Dubliners. Producer Sally Heaven.

Shirley Williams, Sathnam Sanghera20101005

The start of the autumn series of A Good Read, Radio 4's paperback discussion programme, is launched by veteran politician Baroness Shirley Williams, who explains why she's chosen 'The Kite Runner' by Khaled Hosseini.

Sue MacGregor is also joined by the writer Sathnam Sanghera who selects a paean of praise to pop - 'Lost in Music' by Giles Smith.

Later in the series we'll hear the paperback choices of politician Edwina Currie, Will Gregory of the band Goldfrapp, cricketer Mike Brearley, and mother and son - both of them writers - Judith Kerr and Matthew Kneale.

Producer: Mark Smalley.

Sue MacGregor is joined by Baroness Shirley Williams and the writer Sathnam Sanghera.

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Simon and Sir Crispin discuss books by Richard Fortey, Daniel Defoe and Muriel Spark.

Sarah LeFanu and her guests, poet Simon Armitage and diplomat Sir Crispin Tickell, discuss three favourite paperbacks.

Life - An Unauthorised Biography, by Richard Fortey

Publisher: Flamingo

Robinson Crusoe, by Daniel Defoe

Publisher: Penguin Classics

A Far Cry From Kensington, by Muriel Spark

Publisher: Penguin Books.

Simon Barnes And Chris Haskins20140519 (BBC7)
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Christopher and Simon discuss books by Richard Ford, Jan Morris and Stephen J Gould.

Tom Sutcliffe, Christopher Haskins and Simon Barnes discuss books by Richard Ford, Jan Morris and Stephen J Gould. From 1997.

The Sportswriter by Richard Ford

Publisher: Harville

Pax Brittanica by Jan Morris

Publisher: Penguin (paperback); Folio Society (hardback)

Wonderful Life by Stephen J Gould

Publisher: Penguin.

Simon Hoggart And Jenny Lacey20150330 (BBC7)
20150331 (BBC7)

Sarah, Simon and Jenny discuss books by Ellen Gilchrist, Michael Frayn and Anthony Powell.

Sarah LeFanu and her guests, journalist Simon Hoggart and broadcaster Jenny Lacey, talk about three favourite paperbacks.

The Original - Michael Frayn

Published by Methuen

Starcarbon - Ellen Gilchrist

Published by Bloomsbury

The Valley of Bones - Anthony Powell

Published by Mandarin.

Sir Ernest Hall And Gillian Tindall20141222 (BBC7)
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Guests discuss books by Evelyn Waugh, Apsley Cherry-Garrard and Marguerite Yourcenar.

Sarah LeFanu and her guests, pianist and entrepreneur Sir Ernest Hall and writer Gillian Tindall, discuss paperbacks by Evelyn Waugh, Apsley Cherry-Garrard and Marguerite Yourcenar. From December 1998.

Decline and Fall, by Evelyn Waugh

Publisher: Penguin 20th Century Classics

The Worst Journey in the World, by Apsley Cherry-Garrard

Publisher: Carroll & Graf, Imported by Biblios

Memoirs of Hadrian, by Marguerite Yourcenar

Sir Jeremy Isaacs And Professor Mary Douglas20150608 (BBC7)
20150609 (BBC7)

Jeremy Isaacs and Mary Douglas discuss Laurence Sterne, RL Stevenson and Barbara Reynolds.

Bonnie Greer and her guests TV executive Sir Jeremy Isaacs and anthropologist professor Mary Douglas discuss favourite paperbacks by Laurence Sterne, Robert Louis Stevenson and Barbara Reynolds. From 1999.

Tristram Shandy by Laurence Sterne

Publisher: Penguin

Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson

Dorothy L. Sayers: Her Life and Soul by Barbara Reynolds

Publisher: Sceptre.

Sophi Tranchell, Alison Graham2012071020120713

The Henning Mankell thriller "The Man From Beijing", Jonathan Coe's family tragedy "The Rain Before It Falls" and Graham Greene's "Our Man in Havana" are the book choices of Fairtrade entrepreneur Sophi Tranchell, Radio Times television critic Alison Graham, and presenter Harriett Gilbert

Souad Faress And John Sutherland20150511 (BBC7)
20150512 (BBC7)

discuss books by Salman Rushdie and James Baldwin.

Sarah LeFanu, Souad Faress and Professor John Sutherland discuss books by Salman Rushdie and James Baldwin. From August 1999.

Stephanie Cole, Michael Horovitz20101116

This week's guests on A Good Read are Stephanie Cole - whose acting career has spanned several decades and every type of work, including television roles in Tenko, Waiting for God and Doc Marten - and the distinguished poet Michael Horovitz.

Michael is often recalled for his work in the poetry boom of the 1960s, but his poetic voice has never fallen silent and he is still very much part of contemporary poetry.

Sue Macgregor is the presenter for a programme which discusses favourite books including an early 20th century spy novel and a memoir by Jack Kerouac's lively muse.

Sue Macgregor swaps favourite books with poet Michael Horovitz and actress Stephanie Cole

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Stephanie Flanders & Roisin Mcauley20111101

Harriett Gilbert is joined by the BBC's Economics Editor Stephanie Flanders and novelist and journalist Roisin McAuley to discuss favourite books.

Stephanie Flanders' choice is 'The Great Crash 1929', a classic account of financial disaster by one of the twentieth century's most influential economists, John Kenneth Galbraith.

A witty and elegant analysis which is compelling even to those who can't tell their leverage from their margins.

Roisin McAuley chooses a novel by the award-winning Patricia Ferguson, 'Peripheral Vision'.

The quality of her writing and the intelligence of her psychological insights into her characters has drawn comparisons to Muriel Spark.

Harriett's choice this week is a classic fifties detective story from Dame Ngaio Marsh: 'Singing in the Shrouds'.

Producer: Mary Ward-Lowery.

Stephanie Flanders and Roisin McAuley discuss favourite books with Harriett Gilbert.

Stephanie Flanders & Roisin Mcauley20111104

Stephanie Flanders and Roisin McAuley discuss favourite books with Harriett Gilbert.

Stephen K Amos And Anneka Rice2015062320150626 (R4)

Comedian Stephen K Amos and broadcaster Anneka Rice talk about their good reads with Harriett Gilbert. Stephen's choice is The Best of Simple by Langston Hughes, Anneka picks Mr Pip by Lloyd Jones and Harriett introduces The Flaneur by Edmund White. Producer Sally Heaven.

Comedian Stephen K Amos and broadcaster Anneka Rice talk about their good reads with Harriett Gilbert. Choices include Mr Pip by Lloyd Jones and The Flaneur by Edmund White. Producer Sally Heaven.

Steve Backshall, Geraldine Bedell2012052920120601

Deadly 60 presenter Steve Backshall and Editor of Gransnet Geraldine Bedell discuss their favourite books with Harriett Gilbert.

Geraldine picks 'The Idea of Perfection' by Kate Grenville, a touching romance between two people in the eccentric little backwater of Karakarook, Australia.

Steve opts for a chilling ghost-story set around a scientific expedition to the Arctic Circle in 1937 - 'Dark Matter' by Michelle Paver.

Harriett's choice is 'In the Country of Men' by Hisham Matar, a tender coming-of-age story about nine-year-old Suleiman who becomes the man of the house when his father goes away on business.

Producer: Toby Field.

Susie Dent And Janice Langley2015021020150213 (R4)

Countdown dictionary buff Susie Dent and WI Chair Janice Langley talk good reads with Harriett Gilbert. Book choices include An Unsuitable Job for a Woman by the late PD James, Red Love - The Story of an East German Family by Maxim Leo, and A Walk Across The Sun by Corban Addison.

Terry Deary & Shappi Khorsandi2013060420130607

In the first of a new series, Terry Deary, author of Horrible Histories, and Iranian-born British comedian Shappi Khorsandi talk to Harriett Gilbert about their favourite books.

Terry chooses a little-known but fascinating 1904 novel by G.K. Chesterton: The Napoleon of Notting Hill. It's set in an imaginary future London in 1984, and it's said to have inspired George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four. For Terry, it's the book that made him become a writer.

Shappi's favourite is Adrian Mole and the Weapons of Mass Destruction, by Sue Townsend, in which Adrian hits middle age.

And presenter Harriett Gilbert talks about John McGahern's masterpiece, Amongst Women, which stirs up strong feelings about family in both her and her guests.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

Tim Coates, Jon Plowman2012071720120720

TV producer Jon Plowman and publisher Tim Coates discuss their favourite books.

Comedy producer Jon Plowman, publisher Tim Coates and presenter Harriett Gilbert discuss their favourite books. "Dear Miss Landau" by James Christie is the story of one man's quest to meet a television starlet; "The Sisters Brothers" is a powerful western noir, and Tobias Wolff's "Old School" is a tale of youthful literary ambition.

Tim Key And Susan Calman20100622

Comedy performer and poet Tim Key, who won the main prize at the Edinburgh comedy awards - known for many years as the Perrier - and stand-up comedian Susan Calman talk to Sue Macgregor about their favourite books.

Sue Macgregor talks to Susan Calman and Tim Key about their favourite books.

Tim Key And Susan Calman20100625

Sue Macgregor talks to Susan Calman and Tim Key about their favourite books.

Tim Mackintosh-smith, Philip Norman20101012

Philip Norman, who has written the best-selling biographies of John Lennon and the Rolling Stones - currently writing that of Mick Jagger - discusses Truman Capote's novella, Breakfast at Tiffany's, while Tim Mackintosh-Smith, an accomplished Arabist and travel writer, chooses Adam Nicholson's account of his love affair with a remote pair of Scottish islands, the Shiants.

For her part, Sue MacGregor chooses Youth by JM Coetzee.

Producer: Mark Smalley.

Sue MacGregor is joined by writers Tim Mackintosh-Smith and Philip Norman.

Tim Mackintosh-smith, Philip Norman20101015
Timothy West, Amanda Craig20101130

Sue Macgregor hosts the final edition of this series in front of an audience the Bristol Old Vic Theatre.

Her guests are the acclaimed actor Timothy West, who has appeared on the Old Vic stage many times over the years, and best-selling novelist Amanda Craig, whose most recent book, Hearts and Minds, came out earlier this year to much critical praise.

They are talking about a powerful play about war, a newly re-published novella and one of this year's leading fiction titles.

Sue Macgregor and guests Timothy West and Amanda Craig discuss their paperback favourites.

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Tony Bullimore And Sophie Hannah20140721 (BBC7)
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Tom Sutcliffe, Tony Bullimore and Sophie Hannah discuss Iris Murdoch and Primo Levi.

Tom Sutcliffe, Tony Bullimore and Sophie Hannah discuss Iris Murdoch, Primo Levi and Patrick O'Brien. From 1998

The Black Prince by Iris Murdoch

Publisher: Penguin Books

The Periodic Table by Primo Levi

Publisher: Abacus

Post Captain by Patrick O'Brian

Publisher: Harper Collins.

Trevor Phillips & David Morrissey2011110820111111

Harriett Gilbert is joined by actor David Morrissey and Chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission Trevor Phillips to discuss some of their favourite books.

David Morrissey's choice is the 1934 crime classic 'The Postman Always Rings Twice' by James M Cain.

Trevor Phillips chooses 'The War of the End of the World' by Peruvian Nobel Laureate Mario Vargas Llosa.

Harriett's choice this week is 'A Handful of Dust' by Evelyn Waugh.

Producer: Mary Ward-Lowery.

Trevor Phillips and David Morrissey discuss favourite books with Harriett Gilbert

Ua Fanthorpe And Bernard Knight20141201 (BBC7)
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Fanthorpe and Knight discuss books by Gerald of Wales, Ursula LeGuin and Robert Holdstock.

Sarah LeFanu, UA Fanthorpe and Bernard Knight discuss books by Gerald of Wales, Ursula LeGuin and Robert Holdstock. From November 1998.

The Journey Through Wales, by Gerald of Wales

Publisher: Penguin Books

The Left Hand of Darkness, by Ursula LeGuin

Publisher: Orbit

Mythago Wood, by Robert Holdstock

Publisher: HarperCollins.

Sarah LeFanu, UA Fanthorpe and Bernard Knight discuss books by Gerald of Wales, Ursula LeGuin and Robert Holdstock. From 1998.

Val Mcdermid And Alex Horne20121002

Harriett Gilbert is joined by the Scottish crime writer Val Mcdermid and comedian and neologist Alex Horne in the first of a new series of the paperback discussion show. Among the books under discussion are Andre Agassi's revealing autobiography of life lived centre stage at Centre Court, Jeanette Winterson's acclaimed memoir of her childhood, Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal, and Remembering Babylon, David Malouf's prizewinning 1993 outsider novel set in Australia.

Producer: Mark Smalley

Vanessa Feltz & Elvis Mcgonagall2013061120130614

Presenter Vanessa Feltz and performance poet Elvis McGonagall argue passionately and hilariously with presenter Harriett Gilbert about the much-loved books they've all brought along to recommend as Good Reads. Whether this is an apt description or not is the subject of some heated debate...

Vanessa's choice is a little-known novel for adults by AA Milne, creator of Winnie the Pooh. It's called Two People and it's an amusing study of the London literary scene and also the compromises involved in marriage.

Elvis McGonagall recommends the Whitbread Prize winning Swing Hammer Swing! by Jeff Torrington, a picaresque journey through Glasgow's Gorbals district in the 1960's.

Presenter Harriett Gilbert brings along a Spanish novel, A Heart So White by Javier Marias, translated by Margaret Jull Costa.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

Warren Mitchell And Victor Adebowale20140818 (BBC7)
20140819 (BBC7)

Tom Sutcliffe, Warren Mitchell and Victor Adebowale discuss Henry Mayhew.

Tom Sutcliffe, Warren Mitchell and Victor Adebowale discuss Henry Mayhew, Italo Calvino and Tom Wolfe. From February 1998.

World Book Night special20110301

World Book Night special20110301

Harriett Gilbert's first guest appearance on A Good Read is a special edition of the programme for World Book Night, and features three of the titles chosen for this exciting reading event. Harriett's guests are Lynne Hatwell, the popular literary blogger known as dovegreyreader, and actor and broadcaster Tom Watt. They are talking about Agent Zigzag by Ben Macintyre, Half of a Yellow Sun, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and The World's Wife by Carol Ann Duffy.

World Book Night, which is launched on BBC2 on the evening of Saturday 5th March, is a UK and Ireland initiative to celebrate books and reading. 25 books have been specially chosen for the event and one million of these are being given away by 20,000 passionate readers to kick start a nationwide reading campaign. A Good Read gives the Radio 4 audience a chance to hear a lively discussion about three of the books on the list.

Produced by Beatrice Fenton.

World Book Night special20110301

Harriett Gilbert's first guest appearance on A Good Read is a special edition of the programme for World Book Night, and features three of the titles chosen for this exciting reading event. Harriett's guests are Lynne Hatwell, the popular literary blogger known as dovegreyreader, and actor and broadcaster Tom Watt. They are talking about Agent Zigzag by Ben Macintyre, Half of a Yellow Sun, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and The World's Wife by Carol Ann Duffy.

World Book Night, which is launched on BBC2 on the evening of Saturday 5th March, is a UK and Ireland initiative to celebrate books and reading. 25 books have been specially chosen for the event and one million of these are being given away by 20,000 passionate readers to kick start a nationwide reading campaign. A Good Read gives the Radio 4 audience a chance to hear a lively discussion about three of the books on the list.

Produced by Beatrice Fenton.

World Book Night Special20110301

Harriett Gilbert's first guest appearance on A Good Read is a special edition of the programme for World Book Night, and features three of the titles chosen for this exciting reading event.

Harriett's guests are Lynne Hatwell, the popular literary blogger known as dovergreyreader, and actor and broadcaster Tom Watt.

They are talking about Agent Zigzag by Ben Macintyre, Half of a Yellow Sun, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and The World's Wife by Carol Ann Duffy.

World Book Night, which is launched on BBC2 on the evening of Saturday 5th March, is a UK and Ireland initiative to celebrate books and reading.

25 books have been specially chosen for the event and one million of these are being given away by 20,000 passionate readers to kick start a nationwide reading campaign.

A Good Read gives the Radio 4 audience a chance to hear a lively discussion about three of the books on the list.

Produced by Beatrice Fenton.

Harriett Gilbert presents a special edition of A Good Read for World Book Night.

World Book Night Special20110304

Harriett Gilbert presents a special edition of A Good Read for World Book Night.