The Write Stuff

James Walton chairs the game of literary correctness, the knockabout book quiz, with captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh

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20060517

This week's guests are Sue Limb and Joanne Harris.

20060412

The guests are John Sutherland and Sabrina Broadbent

0101Jane Austen - 11998073120030910 (BBC7)

James Walton chairs a new book quiz.

Featuring Sebastian Faulks, John Walsh, Victoria Glendinning and Tracey MacLead, who this week go under the bonnet with, among others, author of the week, Jane Austen.

Reader Rachel Atkins.

James Walton chairs a new book quiz.

James Walton resides over the last in the series with Jane Austen taking pride of place as Author Of The Week.

Sue Limb and Joanne Harris field the questions alongside regulars Sebastian Faulks, John Walsh and reader Beth Chalmers.

0102Raymond Chandler - 11998080720030917 (BBC7)

Author of the week Raymond Chandler tests the talents of Sebastian Faulks, John Walsh, Louise Doughty and Victoria Coren.

0103T S Eliot1998081420030924 (BBC7)

James Walton chairs the knockabout book quiz.

Author of the week, T S Eliot, tests the talents of Sebastian Faulks, John Walsh, Kate Saunders and Nigel Williams.

Reader Rachel Atkins.

0104Martin Amis1998082120031001 (BBC7)

Author of the week Martin Amis tests the talents of Victoria Glendinning, Tracey Macleod, Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh.

0105D H Lawrence - 11998082820031008 (BBC7)

is the author of the week as James Walton cross-examines John Walsh, Sebastian Faulks, Victoria Coren and Louise Doughty in the bookish quiz.

0106 LASTCharles Dickens - 11998090420031015 (BBC7)

James Walton dons his topper to end the series in Dickensian style, with Nigel Williams and Kate Saunders fielding the questions alongside regulars John Walsh, Sebastian Faulks.

0201William Shakespeare - 11999070720031022 (BBC7)
0202Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - 11999071420020227
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Author of the week Sir Arthur Conan Doyle tests the sleuthing talents of Sebastian Faulks, John Walsh, Tracey Macleod and Philippa Gregory in this edition of the literary quiz.

0203The Bronte Sisters - 11999072120020306
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This week the Brontes are placed under the spotlight as Sebastian Faulks, John Walsh and Frank Delaney are asked to provide a lonely hearts advert as written by any of the Brontes' literary characters.

0204James Joyce1999072820020313
20031112 (BBC7)

James Joyce is author of the week as James Walton quizes John Walsh, Sebastian Faulks, Lynne Truss and Nigel Williams on all things literary.

0205Ernest Hemingway1999080420020320
20031119 (BBC7)

John Walsh and Sebastian Faulks are joined by Tracey Macleod and Philippa Gregory in the literary quiz.

This week, teams are asked to write pastiches in the form of a CHRISTMAS circular letter as written by Ernest Hemingway.

0206 LASTOscar Wilde1999081120020327
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0301Thomas Hardy - 12000051020040505 (BBC7)
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This week novelists Lynne Truss and Sue Limb join the proceedings.

Author of the week is Thomas Hardy

0302Agatha Christie2000051720040512 (BBC7)
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Author of the week Agatha Christie tests the sleuthing skills of Sebastian Faulks, John Walsh and Jane Thynne in this edition of the literary quiz.

With chairman James Walton providing the clues.

0303Chaucer2000052420040519 (BBC7)
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James Walton, Sebastian Faulks, John Walsh are joined by Imogen Stubbs and Louise Doughty.

James Walton chairs the literary quiz played this week by Sebastian Faulks, John Walsh, Imogen Stubbs and Louise Doughty.

Author of the week is Chaucer.

Reader: Beth Chalmers.

0304Kingsley Amis2000053120040526 (BBC7)
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Author of the week Kingsley Amis tests the skills of Sebastian Faulks, John Walsh, Lynne Truss and Sue Limb in this edition of the literary quiz.

Chairman James Walton provides the clues.

Reader: Beth Chalmers.

0305Samuel Beckett2000060720040602 (BBC7)
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Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh are joined by Jane Thynne and Harry Ritchie for this week's literary quiz.

The teams are asked to write Samuel Beckett pastiches in the form of a comic monologue for Ronnie Corbett.

0306 LASTEvelyn Waugh2000061420040609 (BBC7)
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James Walton is joined by John Walsh, Sebastian Faulks, Louise Doughty and Imogen Stubbs.

Author of the week is Evelyn Waugh.

James Walton presides over the last in the present series of the literary quiz, with Evelyn Waugh as author of the week.

Louise Doughty and Imogen Stubbs field the questions alongside regulars Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh.

0401William Wordsworth2001041120020220
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James Walton returns to the chair for the game of literary correctness, flanked by captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh.

This week, Tracey MacLeod and Gary Younge join the proceedings.

Author of the week is William Wordsworth.

0402Graham Greene2001041820020227
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Jonathan Myerson and Jane Thynne join the team and the author is Graham Greene.

0403Enid Blyton - 12001042520020306
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Guests are Sue Limb and Victoria Coren, who are asked to write, in the style of Enid Blyton, a passage of tough-guy fiction.

0404John Updike2001050220020313
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James Walton chairs the game of literary correctness, with Sebastian Faulks, John Walsh, Tracey MacLeod and Gary Younge.

The author of the week is John Updike.

0405Harold Pinter2001050920020320
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Jane Thynne and Jonathan Myerson join James Walton for the literary quiz.

Author of the Week is Harold Pinter.

James Walton with a game of literary correctness, with captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh and guests Jane Thynne and Jonathan Myerson.

0406 LASTJohn Betjeman - 12001051620020327
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>John Walsh and James Walton.

James Walton chairs the literary game.

Captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh are joined by Sue Limb and Victoria Coren, and the author of the week is John Betjeman.

Original repeat date = 20010520.

Sue Limb and Victoria Coren join Sebastian Faulks, John Walsh and James Walton.

0501Ian Fleming - 12002040320030205

James Walton takes the chair for the game of literary correctness, flanked by captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh.

This week's guests are Nigel Williams and Harry Ritchie.

NB the repeat date is correct - Jermey Hardy was planning a 6 episode series and the schedule was made with it, but only 4 were really made, so the on-line schedule says that there was an episode of JHSTTN.

0502Samuel Taylor Coleridge2002041020030212

James Walton takes the chair for the game of literary correctness, flanked by captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh.

This week's guests are Stephen Fry and Lynne Truss

0503Virginia Woolf2002041720030219
0504J R R Tolkein2002042420030226

James Walton takes the chair for the game of literary correctness, flanked by captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh.

This week's guests are Harry Ritchie and Nigel Williams

0505Philip Larkin2002050120030305
0506 LASTP G Wodehouse - 12002050820030312

James Walton takes the chair for the game of literary correctness, flanked by captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh.

This week's guests are Wendy Holden and Joseph Connolly.

05XMASParodies Regained20021225

James Walton presents a special CHRISTMAS compilation of the show's wickedly funny pastiches.

Regular captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh are prominently featured.

0604Lewis Carroll20030423

James Walton takes the chair for the game of literary correctness, flanked by captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh.

This week's guests are John O'farrell and Louise Doughty

0605Franz Kafka2003043020060510

Guests Tracey Macleod and Jonathan Myerson.

With James Walton in the chair and readings by Beth Chalmers.

Written by James Walton

0606 LASTJane Austen - 22003050720030910 (BBC7)

James Walton resides over the last in the series with Jane Austen taking pride of place as Author Of The Week.

Sue Limb and Joanne Harris field the questions alongside regulars Sebastian Faulks, John Walsh and reader Beth Chalmers.

0701George Orwell20040421

A brand new series of the quiz which is packed to the brim with all things literary.

There'll be fierce quizzing from team captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh, not to mention the now legendary pastiches at the end of each show, whilst James Walton keeps a tight rein in the chair.

Guests for the first show are novelists John O'farrell and Louise Doughty,

and the series kicks off with Author of the Week, George Orwell.

With Beth Chalmers as the reader.

Written by James Walton

0702Beatrix Potter20040428

Tracey MacLeod and Jonathan Myerson.

0703Samuel Johnson20040505

Sue Limb and Joanna Harris.

Reader: Beth Chalmers

0704Dylan Thomas20040512

James Walton takes the chair for the game of literary correctness, flanked by captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh.

This week's guests are John Sutherland and Sabrina Broadbent, and the Author of the Week and subject for pastiche is Dylan Thomas.

With Beth Chalmers as the reader

0705Richmal Crompton2004051920060419

Another chance for listeners to enjoy highlights from past series of the popular literary quiz show.

James Walton presides over team captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh with guests Miles Kington and Harry Ritchie.

The Author of the Week is Richmal Crompton and the reader is Beth Chalmers.

There'll be fierce quizzing as James Walton presides over team captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh, with guests Miles Kington and novelist Harry Ritchie.

The Author of the Week and subject for pastiche is Richmal Crompton

0706Rudyard Kipling2004052620060426

There'll be fierce quizzing as James Walton presides over team captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh, with guests Nicholas Lezard and novelist Nigel Williams.

The Author of the Week and subject for pastiche is Rudyard Kipling

James Walton chairs the game of literary correctness, flanked by captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh.

Guests are Sue Limb and Joanne Harris.

0707Catherine Cookson2004060220060503

James Walton chairs the game of literary correctness, flanked by captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh.

Guests are John Sutherland and Sabrina Broadbent

0708Alexander Pope20040609

There'll be fierce quizzing as James Walton presides over team captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh, with guests Miles Kington and novelist Harry Ritchie.

The author of the week and subject for pastiche is Alexander Pope.

0709Samuel Pepys20040616

There'll be fierce quizzing as James Walton presides over team captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh, with guests Nicholas Lezard and novelist Nigel Williams.

The Author of the Week and subject for pastiche is Samuel Pepys, with Beth Chalmers as the reader.

07XMASChristmas20041229

The Write Stuff At CHRISTMAS

There'll be fierce seasonal quizzing and CHRISTMAS-themed pastiches as James Walton presides over team captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh.

With guests Miles Kington and novelist Sabrina Broadbent

0801Lord Byron20050525

Guests include Simon Brett and Peter Kemp

0802Noel Coward20050601

guests Wendy Holden and Louise Doughty.

The reader is Beth Chalmers

0803Iris Murdoch20050608

Nigel Williams and Jonathan Myerson.

0804Roald Dahl20050615

Simon Brett and Peter Kemp

0805John Milton20050622

guests Louise Doughty and Wendy Holden

0806 LASTCharles Dickens - 22005062920031015 (BBC7)

James Walton dons his topper to end the series in Dickensian style, with Nigel Williams and Kate Saunders fielding the questions alongside regulars John Walsh, Sebastian Faulks and reader Rachel Atkins.

Guests Nigel Williams and Jonathan Myerson.

0903A A Milne2006062620060701

Guests are Sue Limb and John O'Farrell.

0905W B Yeats2006071020060715

James Walton chairs the game of literary correctness, flanked by captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh.

Guests are Peter Kemp and Miles Kington

0906 LASTThomas Hardy - 22006071720060722

James Walton chairs the game of literary correctness, flanked by captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh.

Guests are Sue Limb and John O'farrell

1001William Shakespeare - 22007031220070318

guests Sabrina Broadbent and Mark Billingham.

Author of the week and subject for pastiche is William Shakespeare and the reader is Beth Chalmers

1002John Le Carre2007031920070325

guests Jane Thynne and Wendy Holden.

The author of the week and subject for pastiche is John le Carre and the reader is Beth Chalmers

1003Tom Stoppard2007032620070401

James Walton takes the chair for the game of literary correctness, flanked by captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh with guests including Peter Kemp.

The author of the week and subject for pastiche is Tom Stoppard and the reader is Beth Chalmers

1004Stephen King2007040220070408

James Walton takes the chair for the game of literary correctness, flanked by captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh with guests Sabrina Broadbent and Mark Billingham.

The author of the week and subject for pastiche is Stephen King and the reader is Beth Chalmers

1005F Scott Fitzgerald2007040920070415

Guests Jane Thynne and Wendy Holden.

The author of the week and subject for pastiche is F Scott Fitzgerald and the reader is Beth Chalmers

1006 LASTJohn Keats2007041620070422
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James Walton takes the chair for the game of literary correctness, flanked by captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh with guests Peter Kemp and Sue Limb.

The author of the week and subject for pastiche is John Keats and the reader is Beth Chalmers

The literary quiz with John Walsh, Sebastian Faulks, Peter Kemp and Sue Limb.

James Walton chairs the literary quiz with John Walsh, Sebastian Faulks, Peter Kemp and Sue Limb. From April 2007.

1101E M Forster2008032420080330

James Walton takes the chair for the game of literary correctness, flanked by captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh with guests Wendy Holden and John O'farrell.

The author of the week and subject for pastiche is EM Forster and the reader is Beth Chalmers

1102John Grisham2008033120080406

James Walton takes the chair for the game of literary correctness, flanked by captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh with guests Mark Billingham and Jane Thynne.

The author of the week and subject for pastiche is John Grisham and the reader is Beth Chalmers

1103Jonathan Swift2008040720080413

James Walton takes the chair for the game of literary correctness, flanked by captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh with guests Peter Kemp and Andrew Davies.

The author of the week and subject for pastiche is Jonathan Swift and the reader is Beth Chalmers

1104Hans Christian Andersen2008041420080420

James Walton takes the chair for the game of literary correctness, flanked by captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh with guests Wendy Holden and John O'farrell.

The author of the week and subject for pastiche is Hans Christian Andersen and the reader is Beth Chalmers

1105Ted Hughes2008042120080427
1106 LASTGeorge Eliot2008042820080504

Guests Peter Kemp and Andrew Davies.

The author of the week and subject for pastiche is George Eliot and the reader is Beth Chalmers

1201Raymond Chandler - 22008100620081012

James Walton takes the chair for the game of literary correctness, flanked by captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh with guests Lynne Truss and Mark Billingham.

The author of the week and subject for pastiche is Raymond Chandler and the reader is Beth Chalmers

1202Seamus Heaney2008101320081019

James Walton takes the chair for the game of literary correctness, flanked by captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh with guests Sue Limb and Andrew Motion.

The author of the week and subject for pastiche is Seamus Heaney and the reader is Beth Chalmers

1203Philip Roth2008102020081026

James Walton takes the chair for the game of literary correctness, flanked by captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh with guests Harry Ritchie and Simon Brett.

The author of the week and subject for pastiche is Philip Roth and the reader is Beth Chalmers

1204J K Rowling2008102720081102

James Walton takes the chair for the game of literary correctness, flanked by captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh

1205D H Lawrence - 22008110320081109

James Walton takes the chair for the game of literary correctness, flanked by captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh and guests Sue Limb and Andrew Motion.

The author of the week and subject for pastiche is DH Lawrence and the reader is Beth Chalmers

1206 LASTRobert Burns2008111020081116

James Walton takes the chair for the game of literary correctness, flanked by captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh and guests Harry Ritchie and Simon Brett.

The author of the week and subject for pastiche is Robert Burns and the reader is Beth Chalmers

1301Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - 22010012720110221
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Team captains John Walsh and Lynne Truss are joined by Mark Billingham and John O'Farrell.

The author of the week and subject for pastiche is Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and the reader is Beth Chalmers

James Walton quizzes John Walsh, Lynne Truss, Mark Billingham and John O'Farrell.

James Walton takes the chair for the game of literary correctness. Team captains John Walsh and Lynne Truss are joined by Mark Billingham and John O'Farrell. The author of the week and subject for pastiche is Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and the reader is Beth Chalmers.

1303Anton Chekhov2010021020110223
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John Walsh and Lynne Truss return as team captains with guests Peter Kemp and Tibor Fischer.

The author of the week and subject for pastiche is Anton Chekhov and the reader is Beth Chalmers.

PRODUCER SAM MICHELL.

James Walton chairs.

James Walton chairs. With John Walsh, Lynne Truss, Peter Kemp and Tibor Fischer.

THE WRITE STUFF

James Walton presides over another episode of the literary quiz. John Walsh and Lynne Truss return as team captains with guests Peter Kemp and Tibor Fischer.

1304Nancy Mitford2010021720110224
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Team captains John Walsh and Lynne Truss are joined by John O'farrell and Mark Billingham.

The author of the week and subject for pastiche is Nancy Mitford, and the reader is Beth Chalmers

James Walton takes the chair for the game of literary correctness. Team captains John Walsh and Lynne Truss are joined by John O'Farrell and Mark Billingham. The author of the week and subject for pastiche is Nancy Mitford, and the reader is Beth Chalmers.

James Walton quizzes John Walsh, Lynne Truss, John O'Farrell and Mark Billingham.

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Team captains John Walsh and Lynne Truss are joined by Jane Thynne and Christopher Brookmyre.

The author of the week and subject for pastiche is John Donne, and the reader is Beth Chalmers

1306 LASTJ D Salinger2010030320140821 (BBC7)
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Team captains John Walsh and Lynne Truss are joined by Tibor Fischer and Peter Kemp.

The author of the week and subject for pastiche is J D Salinger, and the reader is Beth Chalmers

James Walton takes the chair for the game of literary correctness. Team captains John Walsh and Lynne Truss are joined by Tibor Fischer and Peter Kemp. The author of the week and subject for pastiche is JD Salinger, and the reader is Beth Chalmers.

James Walton chairs. With John Walsh, Lynne Truss, Tibor Fischer and Peter Kemp.

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More literary challenges will be set as another series of The Write Stuff starts, seeing the return of host, James Walton, along with novelists, John Walsh and Sebastian Faulks as team captains.

Each episode features an "Author of the Week" whose life and work provide a focus for the questions as well as the basis for the pastiches at the end of the show.

This series the following writers will be "Authors of the Week":

- Episode 1: P.G.

Wodehouse

- Episode 2: Tennessee Williams

- Episode 3: Marcel Proust

- Episode 4: The Beats (Kerouac, Ginsberg, Burroughs)

- Episode 5: Stephenie Meyer (author of the Twilight series)

- Episode 6: Edgar Allan Poe

As ever, the team captains will be joined by guest panellists from the literary world and this series the guests will include best-selling crime writer, Mark Billingham; Horrid Henry author, Francesca Simon; poet, Ian McMillan; children's author, Sue Limb and journalist and broadcaster, Francis Wheen.

The guest panellists for Episode 1 will be Francis Wheen and Ian McMillan and the show will finish, as ever, with each panellist reading out a pastiche of the "Author of the Week"'s work - this week they imagine how Wodehouse might have tackled historical fiction.

James Walton chairs.

With John Walsh, Sebastian Faulks, Francis Wheen and Ian McMillan.

James Walton chairs, with John Walsh, Sebastian Faulks, Francis Wheen and Ian McMillan.

Each episode features an "Author of the Week" whose life and work provide a focus for the questions as well as the basis for the pastiches at the end of the show. This series the following writers will be "Authors of the Week":

- Episode 1: P.G. Wodehouse

The guest panellists for Episode 1 will be Francis Wheen and Ian McMillan and the show will finish, as ever, with each panellist reading out a pastiche of the "Author of the Week"'s work - this week they imagine how Wodehouse might have tackled historical fiction.

1405Stephanie Meyer2010110220110909

Bestselling writer of the "Twilight" series, Stephenie Meyer, is this week's "Author of the Week".

The teams set about answering questions about her life and work as well as solving other literary conundrums.

They will as ever finish with one of their own pastiches of Meyer's work - this time imaginig what the twilight series might have sounded like had it been set in a typical British comp.

Guest panellists are bestselling crime writer and "Tom Thorne" creator, Mark Billingham, and "Horrid Henry" author, Francesca Simon.

James Walton is joined by Mark Billingham and Francesca Simon.

1406 LASTEdgar Allan Poe2010110920110916

James Walton and team captains, John Walsh and Sebastian Faulks delve into the troubled life of Edgar Allan Poe who is this week's "Author of the Week".

As well as attempting to solve the usual book-based brain-teasers they also pastiche Poe's work by imagining what it would have been like had Poe attempted to write romantic comedy.

Joining Sebastian and John this week are the novelists, Sue Limb and Philip Kerr.

Edgar Allan Poe is the 'Author of the Week'.

Guests are novelist Sue Limb and Philip Kerr.

14SPECIALEnid Blyton - Cheltenham Literature Festival Special2011101220130630
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James Walton is joined once again by team captains, Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh, and special guest panellists, Rachel Johnson, editor of The Lady, and children's author, Sue Limb, as they tackle a special edition of The Write Stuff, recorded at this year's Cheltenham Literature Festival.

The "Author of the Week" for this one-off programme is the prolific creator of such childhood mainstays as The Famous Five, The Secret Seven and Noddy, one of the world's best-selling authors ever: Enid Blyton.

The teams, as ever, answer questions on her life and work as well as reading out pastiches they've prepared in her style for a rousing finale to the show.

Reader: Beth Chalmers

Producer: Sam Michell.

James Walton presents a special edition recorded at the Cheltenham Literature Festival.

James Walton presents a special edition of the programme recorded at 2011's Cheltenham Literature Festival. With guests Rachel Johnson and Sue Limb

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Team captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh are joined by Sir Andrew Motion and Sue Limb

James Walton hosts another series of the book-based panel show. This episode's Author of the Week is former poet laureate, Sir John Betjeman.

Sebastian Faulks is joined by children's author, Sue Limb, and John Walsh is joined by Sir Andrew Motion, a previous poet laureate himself, to solve more literary challenges, based on Betjeman's life and work, as posed to them by James Walton.

The teams are also asked to imagine what Betjeman might have written about were he alive today, and still poet laureate.

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With journalist and critic Alex Clark and novelist and comedy writer John O'Farrell.

This week the teams look at the life and work of one of the father's of Science Fiction and creator of such famous works as "The Time Machine" and "War of the Worlds", H.G. Wells.

Team captains, Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh, are helped out by journalist and critic, Alex Clark and comedy writer, John O'Farrell as they are set more literary challenges by host, James Walton.

For the finale, the teams must also put themselves in Wells' shoes (he was famous for making predictions about the future, some prescient, some very much not so) and make their own prophesies for 2012.

This week the teams look at the life and work of one of the father's of Science Fiction and creator of such famous works as "The Time Machine" and "War of the Worlds", H G Wells.