|01||The Regency Parrot||20090112||20091207|
Andrew Taylor investigates Edgar Allan Poe's childhood in England and the inspiration behind his own bestselling novel The American Boy.
|02||The Raven In Love||20090113||20091208|
Chocolat author Joanne Harris discusses the women in Poe's life and the influence they had on his stories, arguing that he was a feminist at heart.
|03||Through The Door, Beyond The Mirror||20090114||20091209|
|04||An Inquiry Will Amuse Us - Poe And The Invention Of Crime Fiction||20090115||20091210|
Mark Lawson looks at The Murders In The Rue Morgue, celebrating Poe's pioneering spirit, and revealing how many of the defining characteristics of contemporary crime fiction can be traced back to this classic tale.
|05 LAST||Thou Hast Murdered Thyself||20090116||20091211|
Kim Newman discusses Poe, the man and his alter-ego, looking at one of his lesser known stories, William Wilson.
By analysing it, he believes we may come closest to understanding the terrors that fired Poe's imagination.