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Rosie Boycott and her guests, novelist Helen Dunmore and actress Diana Quick, discuss favourite books by Robert Louis Stevenson, Jean Rhys and Tobias Wolff. From 2003.

Voyage in the Dark, by Jean Rhys

Publisher: Penguin

Treasure Island, by Robert Louis Stevenson

In Pharaoh's Army: Memories of the Lost War, by Tobias Wolff

Publisher: Picador.

Helen Dunmore and Diana Quick discuss books by Jean Rhys and Robert Louis Stevenson.

Rosie Boycott and her guests, novelist Helen Dunmore and actress Diana Quick, discuss favourite books by Robert Louis Stevenson, Jean Rhys and Tobias Wolff. From 2003.

Treasure Island, by Robert Louis Stevenson

In Pharaoh's Army: Memories of the Lost War, by Tobias Wolff

Publisher: Picador.

2004041320040420Writers Monica Ali and Kevin Crossley-Holland talk to Sue MacGregor about their favourite books.
20040420200404275/6. Director of the London School of Economics, Howard Davies, and children's author Eleanor Updale talk to Sue MacGregor about their favourite books.
2004050420040511Stuart Maconie and Rebecca Front talk to Sue Macgregor about their favourite books. [Rpt of Tues, 4.30pm]
2004072020040725Sue 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.
2004072720040801Sue 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.
2004080320040808Sue MacGregor is joined by Irish writer Clare Boylan and marketing guru Guy Browning to talk about their favourite books.
2004082420040829Sue MacGregor is joined by Lord Carrington and Clare Francis to discuss their favourite books.
2004083120040905Sue Macgregor is joined by Yasmin Alibhai-Brown and Simon Barnes to discuss their favourite books.
2004090720040912Sue Macgregor is joined by Prue Leith and Lembit Opik to discuss their favourite books.
2004091420040919Sue 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.
2004120720041212Musician, writer and comedian Mike Harding and Professor Susan Greenfield join Sue MacGregor to discuss the merits of their three favourite paperbacks.
2004122120041226Sue MacGregor is joined by Clare Balding and Andrew Collins to champion their three favourite paperbacks.
2005010420050109The novelists Ronan Bennett and Barbara Trapido join Sue MacGregor to talk about three books they admire from fellow writers.
2005011820050123Sue MacGregor is joined by Baroness Amos, Secretary of State for International Development, and actor Peter Egan to champion their three favourite paperbacks.
2005012520050130Sue MacGregor is joined by comedian Jo Brand and music journalist David Quantick to champion their three favourite paperbacks.
2005020820050213Sue MacGregor is joined by comedy duo Mel and Sue to champion their three favourite paperbacks.
2005032920050403Sue Macgregor is joined by philosopher Simon Blackburn and Virago founder Carmen Callil to champion their three favourite paperbacks.
2005041220050417Sue Macgregor is joined by journalist Jon Ronson and Karen Thomson, chief executive of AOL UK, to champion their three favourite paperbacks.
2005041920050424Garden Designer Dan Pearson and Anna Pavord, author of The Tulip, talk to Sue MacGregor about their favourite books.
2005042620050501Sue MacGregor is joined by actress Janet Suzman and restaurateur Ruth Rogers to champion their three favourite paperbacks.
2005050320050508Sue Macgregor is joined by broadcaster Connie St Louis and journalist Miranda Sawyer to champion their three favourite books.
2005051020050515Sue MacGregor is joined by writer Nick Hornby and broadcaster Simon Fanshawe to champion their three favourite paperbacks.
2005071920050724Series 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.

2005072620050731Channel 4 News presenter Krishnan Guru-Murthy and novelist Amanda Craig talk to Sue MacGregor about their favourite books.
2005080220050807Comedian Steve Punt and writer and political columnist John O'Farrell talk to Sue MacGregor about their favourite books.
2005080920050814Sue MacGregor talks to writer Bella Bathurst and David Bell, Chief Inspector of Schools in England, about their favourite paperbacks.
2005081620050821Series 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.

2005082320050828Series 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.

2005083020050904Sue MacGregor discusses three cherished paperbacks with this week's guests, BBC Arts correspondent Razia Iqbal and publisher turned writer Judith Flanders.
2005090620050911Comedian Simon Evans and poet Matt Harvey join Sue MacGregor to wax lyrical about three favourite paperbacks.
2005091320050918Series in which people discuss their favourite paperbacks.

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

2005092020050925The 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.

2005120620051211Top 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

2005121320051218Sue 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 and Thompson

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

2005122020051225Cherie 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

20060101Rabbi 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.

2006010320060108Private 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

2006011020060115Private 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.

2006011720060122News 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.

2006012420060129Newsreader 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.

2006013120060205Popular 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.

2006020720060212News presenter Jon Snow, and enthusiast for design and popular culture Sir Christopher Frayling, tell Sue Macgregor about the books they love.
2006061320060616Martha Kearney talks to sports journalist and broadcaster Jim White, and poet James Lasdun about their favourite books.
2006062020060623Martha Kearney discusses novels by Graham Greene and John Mcgahern, with guests TV presenter Penny Smith, and philosopher and writer Julian Baggini.
2006062720060630Sandi Toksvig and Edna Healey talk to Martha Kearney about their favourite books.
2006070420060707Martha 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.

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.

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. [Rptd Fri 11.00pm]

20060707Martha 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. [Rpt of Tue 4.30pm]

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.

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.

2006071120060714Martha Kearney introduces writer, broadcaster and documentary film maker Sarfraz Manzoor; and lawyer and literary critic Anthony Julius.

Martha Kearney introduces writer, broadcaster and documentary film maker Sarfraz Manzoor; and lawyer and literary critic Anthony Julius. [Rptd Fri 11.00pm]

20060714Martha Kearney introduces writer, broadcaster and documentary film maker Sarfraz Manzoor; and lawyer and literary critic Anthony Julius. [Rpt of Tue 4.30pm]
2006071820060721Summer reading recommendations from Martha Kearney and guests, including novelist Colm Toibin and actor Tony Robinson
2006072520060728More summer paperback reading choices from Martha Kearney and guests, who include television executive Peter Bazalgette and novelist Ali Smith

More summer paperback reading choices from Martha Kearney and guests, who include television executive Peter Bazalgette and novelist Ali Smith. [Rptd Fri 11.00pm]

20060728More summer paperback reading choices from Martha Kearney and guests, who include television executive Peter Bazalgette and novelist Ali Smith. [Rpt of Tue 4.30pm]
2006080120060804Business leader Sir Digby Jones and cult novelist Rupert Thomson talk to Martha Kearney about their favourite books.

Business leader Sir Digby Jones and cult novelist Rupert Thomson talk to Martha Kearney about their favourite books. [Rptd Fri 11.00pm]

20060804Business leader Sir Digby Jones and cult novelist Rupert Thomson talk to Martha Kearney about their favourite books. [Rpt of Tue 4.30pm]
2006100320061006Sue Macgregor talks to Lesley Abdela, founder of the 300 Group for women in politics, and historian Greg Neale, about their favourite books.

Sue MacGregor talks to Lesley Abdela, founder of the 300 Group for women in politics, and historian Greg Neale, about their favourite books. [Rptd Fri 11.00pm]

20061006Sue MacGregor talks to Lesley Abdela, founder of the 300 Group for women in politics, and historian Greg Neale, about their favourite books. [Rpt of Tue 4.30pm]
2006101020061013Sue Macgregor's guests are psychologist Janet Reibstein and poet Roshan Doug. They discuss American author Grace Paley and Philip Larkin

Sue MacGregor's guests are psychologist Janet Reibstein and poet Roshan Doug. They discuss American author Grace Paley and Philip Larkin. [Rptd Fri 11.00pm]

20061013Sue MacGregor's guests are psychologist Janet Reibstein and poet Roshan Doug. They discuss American author Grace Paley and Philip Larkin. [Rpt of Tue 4.30pm]
20061017Sue MacGregor talks to author Michael Dobbs and historian Antony Beevor. They discuss much-loved paperbacks by Julian Barnes, Michael Morpurgo and George Orwell. [Rptd Fri 11.00pm]
2006102020061027Sue Macgregor talks to author Michael Dobbs and historian Antony Beevor. They discuss much-loved paperbacks by Julian Barnes, Michael Morpurgo and George Orwell

Sue MacGregor talks to author Michael Dobbs and historian Antony Beevor. They discuss much-loved paperbacks by Julian Barnes, Michael Morpurgo and George Orwell [Rptd Fri 11.30pm]

20061024Sue 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.

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.

20061027Sue 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.

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.

2006103120061103Sue 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.

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.

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.

2006110720061110Sue 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

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.

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.

2006111420061117Sue 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.

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.

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. [Rptd Fri 11.00pm]

2006112120061124Sue 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.

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.

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.

2006112820061201Sue MacGregor is joined by writers Sir Arnold Wesker and Hunter Davies, who each review a paperback they love.

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

Sue MacGregor is joined by writers Sir Arnold Wesker and Hunter Davies, who each review a paperback they love. [Rptd Fri 11.00pm]

2006120520061208Artistic 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.

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. [Rptd Fri 11.00pm]

20061208Sue MacGregor is joined by Jude Kelly, Artistic Director of London's South Bank Centre, and writer and broadcaster Janet Street-Porter to discuss three paperbacks. [Rpt of Tue 4.30pm]
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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.

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.

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.

Philosopher Jonathan Ree and journalist Anne Karpf chose their favourite books.

Books worth reading.

Philosopher Jonathan Ree and journalist Anne Karpf chose their favourite books.

Books worth reading.

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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.

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.

Journalist Lynn Barber and writer Sara Wheeler discuss books featuring Englishmen abroad.

Books worth reading.

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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.

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.

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.

Ray Connolly and Ann Leslie join Sue MacGregor to discuss their favourite paperback books.

Books worth reading.

Ray Connolly and Ann Leslie join Sue MacGregor to discuss their favourite paperback books.

Books worth reading.

2007022720070302Three more paperback recommendations from Sue MacGregor and her guests. Sue is joined by the broadcaster Anita Anand, and journalist and cyclist Matt Seaton.

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

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

2007030620070309Three more paperback choices from Sue MacGregor and guests, including investigative journalist Roger Cook and poet laureate Andrew Motion.

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

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

Book choices from Sue MacGregor with journalist Roger Cook and poet laureate Andrew Motion

Books worth reading.

2007031320070316Sue 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.

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.

2007100920071012Sue 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.

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.

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.

2007101620071019Sue 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.

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.

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.

2007102320071026Sue 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.

2007103020071102Sue 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.

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.

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.

2008021920080222Kate 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.

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.

Kate Mosse talks to jazz singer Jacqui Dankworth and former Culture Secretary Chris Smith.

Books worth reading.

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.

2008022620080229Kate 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.

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.

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.

2008030420080307Kate 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 P G Wodehouse's Weekend Wodehouse. Kate's choice is My Antonia by Willa Cather.

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 P G Wodehouse's Weekend Wodehouse. Kate's choice is My Antonia by Willa Cather.

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 P G Wodehouse's Weekend Wodehouse. Kate's choice is My Antonia by Willa Cather.

2008031120080314Kate 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.

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.

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.

2008031820080321Kate 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.

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.

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.

2008032520080328Kate 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.

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.

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.

20080603Sue 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.

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.

20080606Sue 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.

20080610Sue 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.

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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20080617Sue 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.

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.

20080620Sue 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.
2008062420080627Sue Macgregor talks to former Cosmopolitan editor Marcelle d'Argy Smith and archaeologist Professor Barry Cunliffe about their favourite books.

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

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20080701Sue 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.

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.

20080704
20080708Sue 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.

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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20080715Sue MacGregor talks to television documentary maker Roger Graef and author Mohsin Hamid about their favourite books.

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

20080718
20080722Sue MacGregor talks to novelists Julian Barnes and Maureen Freely about their favourite books.

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

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20080729Sue MacGregor talks to actress Tracy-Ann Oberman and news presenter Shaun Ley about their favourite books.

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

20080801Sue Macgregor talks to actress Tracy-ann Oberman and news presenter Shaun Ley about their favourite books.
20081007Sue MacGregor talks to novelists Ian Rankin and Sadie Jones about their favourite books.

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

20081010Sue Macgregor talks to novelists Ian Rankin and Sadie Jones about their favourite books.
20081014Sue 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.

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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20081021Sue MacGregor talks to actress Patricia Routledge and writer Alexander Waugh, grandson of Evelyn Waugh, about their favourite books.

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

20081024
20081028Sue MacGregor talks to Marcel Berlins and Pauline Black about their favourite books.

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

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20081104Sue MacGregor talks to writer Sukhdev Sandhu and Newsnight presenter Gavin Esler about their favourite books.

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

20081107Sue Macgregor talks to writer Sukhdev Sandhu and Newsnight presenter Gavin Esler about their favourite books.
20081111Sue MacGregor talks to explorer Robin Hanbury-Tenison and sports broadcaster Sam Smith about their favourite books.

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

20081114
20081118Sue MacGregor talks to fashion writer Caroline Charles and television presenter Josie D'Arby about their favourite books.

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

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2008112520081128Sue Macgregor and guests Graeme Le Saux and Rebecca Jones discuss their favourite books.

Former footballer Graeme Le Saux and BBC arts correspondent Rebecca Jones join Sue McGregor to discuss their favourite books.

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

2008120220081205Dame 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.

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.

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

2009021020090213Kate 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.

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.

2009021720090220Kate 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

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.

2009022420090227Kate Mosse talks to actress Jenny Agutter and scientist and broadcaster Adam Hart-davis about their favourite books.

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

Kate Mosse talks to actress Jenny Agutter and scientist and broadcaster Adam Hart-Davis.

2009030320090306Sue Macgregor talks to writer Robyn Karney and DJ Huw Stephens about their favourite books.

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

2009031020090313Sue 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

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.

2009031720090320Sue 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

Synopsis

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.

2009032420090327Sue Macgregor talks to musician Thea Gilmore and broadcaster and writer Paul Gambaccini about their favourite books.

Synopsis

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

Sue MacGregor talks to musician Thea Gilmore and broadcaster and writer Paul Gambaccini.

2009033120090403Sue Macgregor talks to Ann Widdecombe and Kate Humble about their favourite books.

Synopsis

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

Sue MacGregor talks to Ann Widdecombe and Kate Humble.

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

Sue MacGregor talks to Ann Widdecombe and Kate Humble.

20090602Kate 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.

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.

20090609Kate 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.

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.

20090616Kate 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

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.

20090623Kate 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

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.

20090630Kate 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.

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.

20090707Kate 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.

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.

20090714Kate 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.

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.

2009072120090724Kate 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.

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

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

2009072820090731Kate 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.

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.

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

20091006Sue 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.

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.

20091013Sue 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.

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.

20091020Sue 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.

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.

20091027Sue 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.

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.

20091103Sue 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.

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.

20091110Sue 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.

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.

20091117Sue 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.

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.

2009112420091127Sue 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.

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.

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

20091201Sue 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.

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.

20100209Sue 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.

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.

20100216Sue MacGregor talks to columnist India Knight and musician Richard Hawley about their favourite books.

India's choice is a rollercoaster tale of love and recipes by the screenwriter of When Harry Met Sally, Richard opts for a tale of friendship and freedom set in the sultry surroundings of Monterey, and Sue's selection is a poignant story tracing the plight of a young Chinese girl's struggle during her country's civil war.

Sue MacGregor talks to India Knight and Richard Hawley about their favourite books.

20100223Sue 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 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.

20100302Sue 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.

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

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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.

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20100309Sue 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.

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.

20100316Sue 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.

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.

20100323Sue MacGregor discusses books recommended by two specialists of Russian history and literature, Robert Service and Valentina Polukhina.

Robert Service is Professor of Russian History at St Antony's College, Oxford, where his research interests cover Russian history from the late 19th century to the present day. Nowadays he is focusing on Russia in its international framework. He is currently working on the geopolitics of the Russian Revolution, as well as a study of the end of the Cold War. His work includes biographies of Lenin, Stalin and Trotsky.

Valentina Polukhina was born in Siberia and educated at the Universities of Kemerovo, Tula and Moscow. Between 1962 and 1973 she taught at Moscow Lumumba University and from 1973 to 2001 she was a professor at Keele University. In addition to her publications on poets including Akhmatova, Pasternak, Tsvetaeva, Khlebnikov and Mandelshtam, Valentina is the author and editor of major studies on the poet Joseph Brodsky. She has a particular interest in bringing Russian literature to English audiences and has organised visits from many Russian writers and poets to Keele and other English universities. Both the post of Russian Poet in Residence at the University of Keele and the Russian Poets' Fund were established thanks to her efforts.

Sue MacGregor talks to Robert Service and Valentina Polukhina about their favourite books.

20100330Sue MacGregor discusses book recommendations with writer, broadcaster and ex-MP Gyles Brandreth and actor and director Burt Caesar.

Gyles Brandreth is novelist and biographer (of royalty), a prolific broadcaster (most regularly on 'The One Show'), an actor, ex-MP for Chester and raconteur.

Burt Caesar was born in St Kitts and came to the UK as a child. His acting career has ranged widely, encompassing a Bond film, Shakespeare and many plays for BBC Radio Four. Burt is also a director for stage and television, artistic advisor at RADA and creative consultant at the Museum of London.

BOOKS DISCUSSED IN THE PROGRAMME:

Sue MacGregor's choice: Right Ho Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse

Publ. Arrow Books

Gyles Brandreth's choice: Seasonal Suicide Notes by Roger Lewis

Publ. Short Books

Burt Caesar's choice: Beyond a Boundary by CLR James

Publ. Yellow Jersey Press.

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

20100601In 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.

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.

20120228Harriett 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.

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.

2012101620121019What does The Hunger Games have in common with Duras' The Lover? A desire to survive.

What do teen blockbuster 'The Hunger Games' and Marguerite Duras' erotic semi-memoir 'The Lover' have in common? Heroines who are determined to survive, according to Harriett Gilbert's guests, businessman Sir Michael Darrington and financier Terri Duhon.

Sir Michael Darrington brought Greggs bakeries to every high street and is now leading a campaign against boardroom bonuses. His book choice is John Grisham's 'The Litigators', a comic story of a hotshot lawyer who rejects the fast lane in favour of making a difference to ordinary lives.

Terri Duhon has been described as a 'Harley Davidson-riding maths whiz from rural Louisiana'. Her choice is 'The Hunger Games' by Suzanne Collins, which explores a dog-eat-dog world of reality TV and power imbalance.

Harriett, who confesses to being a Grisham virgin, is amazed to find connections between 'The Hunger Games' and her choice, Marguerite Duras' erotic autobiographical novel set in French colonial Vietnam in the late 1920s, 'The Lover'.

Producer...Mary Ward-Lowery.

HARDEEP SINGH KOHLI, Simon Evans20110628Broadcaster 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.

HARDEEP SINGH KOHLI, Simon Evans20110701Hardeep Singh Kohli and Simon Evans talk to Harriett Gilbert about their favourite books.
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Louise Doughty, Kevin Loader, Paul Morley on books by Guy de Maupassant and Anita Shreve.

Louise Doughty and her guests, producer Kevin Loader and music journalist Paul Morley, discuss favourite books by Guy de Maupassant, Anita Shreve and David Foster Wallace. From 2001.

'Bel Ami' by Guy de Maupassant

Publisher: Penguin

'The Weight of Water' by Anita Shreve

Publisher: Abacas

'A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again' by David Foster Wallace

Publisher: Abacus.

Louise Doughty, Kevin Loader, Paul Morley on books by Guy de Maupassant and Anita Shreve.

Louise Doughty and her guests, producer Kevin Loader and music journalist Paul Morley, discuss favourite books by Guy de Maupassant, Anita Shreve and David Foster Wallace. From 2001.

'Bel Ami' by Guy de Maupassant

Publisher: Penguin

'The Weight of Water' by Anita Shreve

Publisher: Abacas

'A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again' by David Foster Wallace

Publisher: Abacus.

01/06/201020100604Sue Macgregor talks to Misha Glenny and Bob Mills about their favourite books.

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

01/12/200920091204Sue Macgregor talks to Dave Rowntree and Kanya King about their favourite books.

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

02/03/201020100305Sue Macgregor talks to museum curator Ken Arnold and writer Jay Griffiths.
02/06/200920090605Kate Mosse talks to comedian Natalie Haynes and marine biologist and explorer Monty Halls.

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

03/03/200920090306 Sue MacGregor talks to writer Robyn Karney and DJ Huw Stephens about their favourite books
03/11/200920091106Sue Macgregor talks to Catherine O'Flynn and Kate Pullinger about their favourite books.

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

04/09/200120160321 (BBC7)
20160322 (BBC7)
Arabella Weir and John Peel discuss books by Tracy Chevalier and Joshua Slocum.

Matthew Parris, Arabella Weir and John Peel discuss books by Tracy Chevalier, Joshua Slocum and Arthur Mathews. From September 2001.

Arabella Weir and John Peel discuss books by Tracy Chevalier and Joshua Slocum.

Matthew Parris, Arabella Weir and John Peel discuss books by Tracy Chevalier, Joshua Slocum and Arthur Mathews. From September 2001.

05/09/200020151012 (BBC7)
20151013 (BBC7)
Louise Doughty, Rabbi Saul Djanogly and Bishop James Jones discuss favourite written works

Louise Doughty, Rabbi Saul Djanogly and Bishop James Jones on Patrick McGrath, John Updike, plus the Jewish Torah. From 2000.

Books discussed:

In the Beauty of the Lilies - John Updike

Pub: Penguin

Dr Haggard's Disease - Patrick McGrath

Torah - Five books of Moses

New Jerusalem Bible Readers Edition.

Louise Doughty, Rabbi Saul Djanogly and Bishop James Jones on Patrick McGrath, John Updike, plus the Jewish Torah. From September 2000.

Louise Doughty, Rabbi Saul Djanogly and Bishop James Jones on Patrick McGrath, John Updike, plus the Jewish Torah. From 2000.

Books discussed:

In the Beauty of the Lilies - John Updike

Pub: Penguin

Dr Haggard's Disease - Patrick McGrath

Torah - Five books of Moses

New Jerusalem Bible Readers Edition.

Louise Doughty, Rabbi Saul Djanogly and Bishop James Jones discuss favourite written works

Louise Doughty, Rabbi Saul Djanogly and Bishop James Jones on Patrick McGrath, John Updike, plus the Jewish Torah. From 2000.

Books discussed:

In the Beauty of the Lilies - John Updike

Pub: Penguin

Dr Haggard's Disease - Patrick McGrath

Torah - Five books of Moses

New Jerusalem Bible Readers Edition.

Louise Doughty, Rabbi Saul Djanogly and Bishop James Jones on Patrick McGrath, John Updike, plus the Jewish Torah. From September 2000.

06/10/200920091009Sue Macgregor talks to theatre director Tom Morris and cartoonist Martin Rowson.

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

07/07/200920090710Kate Mosse talks to actor Clive Swift and Thought for the Day contributor Indarjit Singh.

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

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20151124 (BBC7)
Louise Doughty, Candida Clark and Robert McCrum discuss favourite books.

Louise Doughty, novelist Candida Clark and journalist Robert McCrum discuss three books by P G Wodehouse, William Faulkner and Margaret Attwood. From 2001.

'The Code of the Woosters' by P G Wodehouse

Publisher: Penguin

'The Wild Palms' by William Faulkner

Publisher: Vintage Classics

'Alias Grace' by Margaret Attwood

Publisher: Virago.

Louise Doughty, Candida Clark and Robert McCrum discuss favourite books.

Louise Doughty, novelist Candida Clark and journalist Robert McCrum discuss three books by P G Wodehouse, William Faulkner and Margaret Attwood. From 2001.

'The Code of the Woosters' by P G Wodehouse

Publisher: Penguin

'The Wild Palms' by William Faulkner

Publisher: Vintage Classics

'Alias Grace' by Margaret Attwood

Publisher: Virago.

09/02/201020100212Sue Macgregor talks to Chris Packham and Stella Duffy about their favourite books.

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

09/03/201020100312Sue Macgregor talks to Julia Blackburn and Ritula Shah about their favourite books.

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

09/06/200920090612Kate Mosse talks to journalist and campaigner Melissa Benn and author Terry Deary.

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

10/02/200920090213
10/03/200920090313 Sue MacGregor talks to film reviewer Angie Errigo and TV comedy writer Jesse Armstrong.
10/11/200920091113Sue Macgregor talks to Michael Mansfield QC and Molly Flatt about their favourite books.

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

13/10/200920091016Sue MacGregor talks to Vanessa Feltz and Johann Hari about their favourite books.

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

14/07/200920090717Kate Mosse talks to Dr Alice Roberts and Father Christopher Jamison.

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

14/12/199920150615 (BBC7)
20150616 (BBC7)

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 and 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.

God, Faith & the New Millennium by Keith Ward

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.

16/02/201020100219Sue MacGregor talks to India Knight and Richard Hawley about their favourite books.
16/03/201020100319Sue Macgregor talks to John Oxford and Dorothy Crawford about their favourite books.

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

16/06/200920090619Kate Mosse talks to writer Victoria Hislop and poet and musician Martin Newell

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

17/02/200920090220 Kate Mosse talks to director Jonathan Holloway and playwright Nicholas McInerny.
17/03/200920090320 Sue MacGregor talks to music writer and lecturer Simon Warner and poet Sophie Hannah.
17/11/200920091120 Sue MacGregor talks to Erica Wagner and Francis Gilbert about their favourite books.
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20150804 (BBC7)
Louise Doughty, Peter Lachmann and Helen Marriage discuss paperbacks.

Louise Doughty, Peter Lachmann and Helen Marriage discuss paperbacks by Graham Swift, Dodie Smith and Henry Miller. From April 2000.

Louise Doughty, Peter Lachmann and Helen Marriage discuss paperbacks.

Louise Doughty, Peter Lachmann and Helen Marriage discuss paperbacks by Graham Swift, Dodie Smith and Henry Miller. From April 2000.

20/04/200420170522 (BBC7)Monica Ali and Kevin Crossley-Holland discuss books by Jeanette Winterson, Julia Blackburn

Sue MacGregor and her guests - writers, Monica Ali and Kevin Crossley-Holland - discuss books by Jeanette Winterson, Chang-Rae Lee and Julia Blackburn. From 2004.

The Passion by Jeanette Winterson
Publisher: Vintage

A Gesture Life by Chang-Rae Lee
Publisher: Granta

The Leper's Companions by Julia Blackburn
Publisher: Vintage.

The Leper's Companions by Julia Blackburn
Publisher: Vintage.

20/10/200920091023 Sue MacGregor talks to Tony Juniper and Katie Hopkins about their favourite books.
21/07/200920090724 Kate Mosse talks to gardener Alys Fowler and physicist Prof Athene Donald.
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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.

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

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Louise Doughty, Annie Nightingale and Les Murray discuss books by Geoff Dyer, Tony Hillerman and Philip Gourevitch. From 2000.

Out of Sheer Rage: Geoff Dyer

Publisher: Abacus

The First Eagle:Tony Hillerman

Publisher: Harper Collins

We Wish to Inform You that Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families - Stories of Rwanda: Philip Gourevitch

Publisher: Picador.

Annie Nightingale and Les Murray discuss books by Geoff Dyer and Philip Gourevitch.

Louise Doughty, Annie Nightingale and Les Murray discuss books by Geoff Dyer, Tony Hillerman and Philip Gourevitch. From August 2000.

Louise Doughty, Annie Nightingale and Les Murray discuss books by Geoff Dyer, Tony Hillerman and Philip Gourevitch. From 2000.

Out of Sheer Rage: Geoff Dyer

Publisher: Abacus

The First Eagle:Tony Hillerman

Publisher: Harper Collins

We Wish to Inform You that Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families - Stories of Rwanda: Philip Gourevitch

Publisher: Picador.

Annie Nightingale and Les Murray discuss books by Geoff Dyer and Philip Gourevitch.

Louise Doughty, Annie Nightingale and Les Murray discuss books by Geoff Dyer, Tony Hillerman and Philip Gourevitch. From August 2000.

23/02/201020100226Sue MacGregor talks to actor Kenneth Cranham and writer Adam Nicolson.
23/03/201020100326Sue MacGregor talks to Robert Service and Valentina Polukhina about their favourite books.
23/06/200920090626Kate Mosse talks to scientists Professor Jocelyn Bell Burnell and Vivienne Parry

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

24/02/200920090227 Kate Mosse talks to actress Jenny Agutter and scientist and broadcaster Adam Hart-Davis.
24/03/200920090327
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Ben Gill and Philippa Pearce discuss paperbacks by Gerald Durrell and Rian Mulan.

Matthew Parris, Ben Gill and Philippa Pearce discuss paperbacks by Gerald Durrell, Rian Mulan and Nick Hornby. From April 2001.

Ben Gill and Philippa Pearce discuss paperbacks by Gerald Durrell and Rian Mulan.

Matthew Parris, Ben Gill and Philippa Pearce discuss paperbacks by Gerald Durrell, Rian Mulan and Nick Hornby. From April 2001.

24/11/200920091127 Sue MacGregor talks to Kate Clanchy and Michael Dixon about their favourite books.
25/11/200820081128 Sue MacGregor and guests Graeme Le Saux and Rebecca Jones discuss their favourite books.

Former footballer Graeme Le Saux and BBC arts correspondent Rebecca Jones join Sue McGregor to discuss their favourite books.

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

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Louise Doughty, Anthony Julius and Martin Bell debate books.

Louise Doughty and her guests solicitor Anthony Julius and former MP and ex-war correspondent, Martin Bell - discuss three favourite paperbacks by Geoffrey Robertson, William Boyd and Adrian Bell. From 2001.

'Crimes Against Humanity: The Struggle for Global Justice by Geoffrey Robertson QC

Publisher: Penguin

'Brazzaville Beach' by William Boyd

'Corduroy' by Adrian Bell

Louise Doughty, Anthony Julius and Martin Bell debate books.

Louise Doughty and her guests solicitor Anthony Julius and former MP and ex-war correspondent, Martin Bell - discuss three favourite paperbacks by Geoffrey Robertson, William Boyd and Adrian Bell. From 2001.

'Crimes Against Humanity: The Struggle for Global Justice by Geoffrey Robertson QC

Publisher: Penguin

'Brazzaville Beach' by William Boyd

'Corduroy' by Adrian Bell

27/10/200920091030Sue MacGregor talks to David Edgar and Helen Cross about their favourite books.

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

28/02/201220120302Harriett 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.

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.

28/07/200920090731 Kate Mosse talks to singer Imelda May and poet John Hegley about their favourite books.
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Louise Doughty, Roy Strong and Yasmin Alibhai-Brown debate books.

Louise Doughty and her guests art historian and gardener, Sir Roy Strong and journalist and campaigner on racial equality, Yasmin Alibhai-Brown discuss favourite books by Eugenie Fraser, Abdulrazak Gurnah and Ian McEwan. From 2000.

The House by the Dvina by Eugenie Fraser

Pub: Corgi

Admiring Silence by Abdulrazak Gurnah

Pub: Penguin

The Child in Time by Ian McEwan

Pub: Vintage.

Louise Doughty, Roy Strong and Yasmin Alibhai-Brown debate books.

Louise Doughty and her guests art historian and gardener, Sir Roy Strong and journalist and campaigner on racial equality, Yasmin Alibhai-Brown discuss favourite books by Eugenie Fraser, Abdulrazak Gurnah and Ian McEwan. From 2000.

The House by the Dvina by Eugenie Fraser

Pub: Corgi

Admiring Silence by Abdulrazak Gurnah

Pub: Penguin

The Child in Time by Ian McEwan

Pub: Vintage.

30/03/201020100402Sue Macgregor talks to Gyles Brandreth and Burt Caesar about their favourite books.

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

30/06/200920090703Kate Mosse talks to newsreader Emily Maitlis and the Archbishop of Wales, Dr Barry Morgan.

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

31/03/200920090403 Sue MacGregor talks to Ann Widdecombe and Kate Humble.
Aasmah Mir And Pete Brown At Bristol Food Connections Festival2014060320140606Aasmah Mir & Pete Brown talk food books with Harriett Gilbert at Bristol Food Connections.

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

Broadcaster Aasmah Mir and 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.

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.

Adam Hart-davis And Sue Blackmore2015072120150724 (R4)Sue Blackmore and Adam Hart-Davis join Harriett Gilbert to discuss favourite books.

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.

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.

Adam Hills And Steven Pinker2014102120141024 (R4)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 & 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.

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.

Adam Hills and Steven Pinker discuss their favourite books with Harriett Gilbert.

Ade Adepitan And Dominic Holland20140729Paralympian 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.

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.

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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.

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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Alan Coren and Anna Shapiro discuss favourite books by Philip Roth and Leo Tolstoy.

Sue MacGregor and her guests - writer, Alan Coren and theatre director, Anna Shapiro - discuss favourite books by Philip Roth, Leo Tolstoy and Ali Smith. From 2003.

Hotel World by Ali Smith

Publisher: Penguin

Childhood, Boyhood, Youth by Leo Tolstoy

Portnoy's Complaint by Philip Roth

Publisher: Vintage.

Alan Coren and Anna Shapiro discuss favourite books by Philip Roth and Leo Tolstoy.

Sue MacGregor and her guests - writer, Alan Coren and theatre director, Anna Shapiro - discuss favourite books by Philip Roth, Leo Tolstoy and Ali Smith. From 2003.

Hotel World by Ali Smith

Publisher: Penguin

Childhood, Boyhood, Youth by Leo Tolstoy

Portnoy's Complaint by Philip Roth

Publisher: Vintage.

Alex Polizzi And Peter Robinson2013100820131011Alex 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 Clay20110726Harriett Gilbert talks to Alexander Waugh and Xanthe Clay about their favourite books.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

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

Producer Beth O'Dea.

Alexander Waugh, Xanthe Clay20110729Harriett Gilbert talks to Alexander Waugh and Xanthe Clay about their favourite books.
Alistair Appleton And Simon Baron-cohen2013022620130301Must 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.

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.

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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.

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 Shamsie2014022520140228Andrew Maxwell and Kamila Shamsie reveal the books they love to Harriett Gilbert.

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.

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.

Andy Cave And Ed Douglas2012100920121012Patricia 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.

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

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.

Anita Rani And Katharine Whitehorn2015030320150306 (R4)Harriett Gilbert discusses favourite books with Anita Rani and Katharine Whitehorn.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

Anna Raeburn And Paulette Randall20170501 (BBC7)Sue MacGregor joins Anna Raeburn and Paulette Randall to talk about their favourite books.

Sue MacGregor and her guests - broadcaster and writer, Anna Raeburn and theatre director, Paulette Randall - discuss books by Georgette Heyer, Oliver Sacks and Jamaica Kincaid. From 2004.

Awakenings by Oliver Sacks
Publisher: Picador

These Old Shades by Georgette Heyer
Publisher: Arrow

Mr Potter by Jamaica Kincaid
Publisher: Vintage.

Mr Potter by Jamaica Kincaid
Publisher: Vintage.

Anne Harvey And Peter Preston20150413 (BBC7)
20150414 (BBC7)
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.

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

Anne Mcelvoy, Matt Wolf2011021520110218 (R4)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.

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

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

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

Anne Mcelvoy, Matt Wolf20110218Anne McElvoy and Matt Wolf talk to Kate Saunders about their favourite books.

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

Annie Mac And Kathy Lette2014032520140328DJ Annie Mac and author Kathy Lette talk favourite books with Harriett Gilbert.

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.

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 Fraser And Lesley Pearse20170807 (BBC7)Historian Lady Antonia Fraser and novelist Lesley Pearse discuss their favourite books.

Sue MacGregor and her guests - historian Lady Antonia Fraser and novelist Lesley Pearse - discuss books by Henry James, Joanne Harris and Barbara Trapido. From 2004.

Washington Square, by Henry James
Publisher: Penguin Books

Five Quarters of the Orange, by Joanne Harris
Publisher: Black Swan

Frankie and Stankie, by Barbara Trapido
Publisher: Bloomsbury.

Historian Lady Antonia Fraser and novelist Lesley Pearse discuss their favourite books.

Sue MacGregor and her guests - historian Lady Antonia Fraser and novelist Lesley Pearse - discuss books by Henry James, Joanne Harris and Barbara Trapido. From 2004.

Washington Square, by Henry James
Publisher: Penguin Books

Five Quarters of the Orange, by Joanne Harris
Publisher: Black Swan

Frankie and Stankie, by Barbara Trapido
Publisher: Bloomsbury.

Antonia Quirke And Kerry Shale2013061820130621Antonia 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.

Arabella Weir And Ken Campbell2007032020070323
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20181127 (BBC7)
Sue MacGregor and her guests - comedy writers and performers, Arabella Weir and Ken Campbell - discuss books by Isabel Allende, Jon Canter, and Wilson & Shea.

My Invented Country by Isabel Allende, translated by Margaret Sayers Peden
Publisher: Harper Perennial

The Illuminatus! Trilogy: Part 1 The Eye in the Pyramid by Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson
Publisher: Constable & Robinson

Seeds of Greatness by Jon Canter
Publisher: Vintage

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2007.

Sue MacGregor talks to Arabella Weir and Ken Campbell about favourite books.

Books worth reading.

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

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

Arlene Phillips And Jocelyn Jee Esien2013101520131018talk 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.

Arlene Phillips and Jocelyn Jee Esien 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.

Ayesha Hazarika And Martin Rowson20190319Harriett Gilbert talks favourite books with the comedian and broadcaster Ayesha Hazarika and the cartoonist-author Martin Rowson. Ayesha chooses a novel from Italy: My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante. Martin picks Let's Kill Uncle by Rohan O'Grady, and Harriett's choice is In The Skin of A Lion by Michael Ondaatje.

Producer: Eliza Lomas

Ayesha Hazarika and Martin Rowson talk favourite books with presenter Harriett Gilbert.

Books worth reading.

Baroness Blackstone And Julian Le Grand20150518 (BBC7)
20150519 (BBC7)
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 Blackstone and Julian Le Grand discuss JM Coetzee, Patrick O'Brian, Jane Gardam.

Baroness Margaret Jay And Ekow Eshun20150720 (BBC7)
20150721 (BBC7)
Margaret and Ekow discuss books by Douglas Coupland, Colm Toibin and Philip Larkin.

Louise Doughty and her guests Baroness Margaret Jay and journalist Ekow Eshun talk about favourite paperbacks by Douglas Coupland, Colm Toibin and Philip Larkin. From 2000.

Girlfriend in a Coma by Douglas Coupland

Publisher: Flamingo

High Windows by Philip Larkin

Publishe: Faber and Faber

Blackwater Lightship by Colm Toibin

Publisher: Picador/McMillan.

Louise Doughty and her guests Baroness Margaret Jay and journalist Ekow Eshun talk about favourite paperbacks by Douglas Coupland, Colm Toibin and Philip Larkin. From 2000.

Girlfriend in a Coma by Douglas Coupland

Publisher: Flamingo

High Windows by Philip Larkin

Publishe: Faber & Faber

Blackwater Lightship by Colm Toibin

Baroness Mary Warnock, John Telfer20101126In 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.

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.

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Barry Norman And Ben Pimlott20160328 (BBC7)
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Barry Norman and Ben Pimlott discuss George Orwell, Donna Leon and George Eliot.

Matthew Parris and his guests, film critic Barry Norman and historian Ben Pimlott, discuss favourite books by George Orwell, Donna Leon and George Eliot. From 2001.

Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell

Publisher: Penguin

Friends in High Places by Donna Leon

Publisher: Arrow

Middlemarch by George Eliot

Barry Norman and Ben Pimlott discuss George Orwell, Donna Leon and George Eliot.

Matthew Parris and his guests, film critic Barry Norman and historian Ben Pimlott, discuss favourite books by George Orwell, Donna Leon and George Eliot. From 2001.

Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell

Publisher: Penguin

Friends in High Places by Donna Leon

Publisher: Arrow

Middlemarch by George Eliot

Bel Mooney And Dr Mark Porter20150119 (BBC7)
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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 and 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.

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.

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

ProducerFelicity Goodall.

Ben Goldacre And Michelle Paver2012112020121123Strongly 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.

Ben Goldacre and Michelle Paver disagree strongly over the paperbacks they're discussing.

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.

Benedict Allen And Matthew Parris20151109 (BBC7)
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Louise Doughty and her guests, journalist Matthew Paris and adventurer Benedict Allen, share their favourite travel-themed books by Peter Mattiessen, Thornton Wilder and Anna Reid. From 2001.

'The Snow Leopard' by Peter Mattiessen

Publisher: Vintage

'The Bridge of San Luis Rey' by Thornton Wilder.

Publisher: Penguin Classics

'Borderland: A Journey Through the History of The Ukraine' by Anna Reid

Publisher: Pheonix.

Matthew Paris and Benedict Allen on paperbacks by Peter Mattiessen and Thornton Wilder.

Louise Doughty, Matthew Paris and Benedict Allen on paperbacks by Peter Mattiessen, Thornton Wilder and Anna Reid. From January 2001.

Matthew Paris and Benedict Allen on paperbacks by Peter Mattiessen and Thornton Wilder.

Louise Doughty and her guests, journalist Matthew Paris and adventurer Benedict Allen, share their favourite travel-themed books by Peter Mattiessen, Thornton Wilder and Anna Reid. From 2001.

'The Snow Leopard' by Peter Mattiessen

Publisher: Vintage

'The Bridge of San Luis Rey' by Thornton Wilder.

Publisher: Penguin Classics

'Borderland: A Journey Through the History of The Ukraine' by Anna Reid

Publisher: Pheonix.

Louise Doughty, Matthew Paris and Benedict Allen on paperbacks by Peter Mattiessen, Thornton Wilder and Anna Reid. From January 2001.

Bibi Baskin And Giles Foden20150323 (BBC7)
20150324 (BBC7)
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 and Faber

The Last Grain Race by Eric Newby

Publisher : Picador.

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.

Bidisha And Gillian Reynolds2016101120161014 (R4)Writer and broadcaster Bidisha and radio reviewer Gillian Reynolds choose favourite books to discuss with Harriett Gilbert. Bidisha chooses Jean Rhys' acclaimed Wide Sargasso Sea, which tells the back story of the 'mad wife in the attic' from Jane Eyre. Gillian Reynolds defends (against robust criticism) Hand Grenade Practice in Peking, Frances Woods' description of a year spent in China in 1975. Harriett's pick is John Le Carre's first novel, Call For the Dead, and Bidisha admits to a secret career aspiration. Producer Sally Heaven.

Bidisha and Gillian Reynolds choose favourite books to discuss with Harriett Gilbert.

Writer and broadcaster Bidisha and radio reviewer Gillian Reynolds choose favourite books to discuss with Harriett Gilbert. Bidisha chooses Jean Rhys' acclaimed Wide Sargasso Sea, which tells the back story of the 'mad wife in the attic' from Jane Eyre. Gillian Reynolds defends (against robust criticism) Hand Grenade Practice in Peking, Frances Woods' description of a year spent in China in 1975. Harriett's pick is John Le Carre's first novel, Call For the Dead, and Bidisha admits to a secret career aspiration. Producer Sally Heaven.

Bill Paterson And Tom Chatfield20170627Actor Bill Paterson and writer Tom Chatfield talk about beloved books to Harriett Gilbert.

Do you remember Longitude by Dava Sobel? Scots actor Bill Paterson does, and he still loves it. Terry Pratchett has been incredibly important to tech philosopher Tom Chatfield all his life, and he wants to share Small Gods from the Discworld series. Presenter Harriett Gilbert has been reading Mortality by Christopher Hitchens, his collection of essays about dying of cancer. All three read all three books, and the ensuing conversation is generous and reflective.
Producer Beth O'Dea.

Bill Paterson, Dea Birkett20110614Harriett 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.

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.

Bill Paterson, Dea Birkett20110617Bill Paterson and Dea Birkett discuss favourite books with Harriett Gilbert.
Bob Worcester And Martin Newell20170717 (BBC7)Bob Worcester and Martin Newell discuss books by Virginia Woolf and Jeremy Paxman.

Sue MacGregor and her guests - the founder of MORI, Sir Robert Worcester and poet Martin Newell - discuss favourite paperbacks by Virginia Woolf, Jeremy Paxman and Hubert Selby Jr. From 2004.

Mrs Dalloway, by Virginia Woolf
Publisher: Vintage Classics

The English, by Jeremy Paxman
Publisher: Penguin

Last Exit to Brooklyn, by Hubert Selby Jr
Publisher: Bloomsbury.

Bob Worcester and Martin Newell discuss books by Virginia Woolf and Jeremy Paxman.

Sue MacGregor and her guests - the founder of MORI, Sir Robert Worcester and poet Martin Newell - discuss favourite paperbacks by Virginia Woolf, Jeremy Paxman and Hubert Selby Jr. From 2004.

Mrs Dalloway, by Virginia Woolf
Publisher: Vintage Classics

The English, by Jeremy Paxman
Publisher: Penguin

Last Exit to Brooklyn, by Hubert Selby Jr
Publisher: Bloomsbury.

Bonnie Greer, Simon Brett20120207Presenter 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 M退ndez, 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.

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 M退ndez, 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.

Bonnie Greer, Simon Brett20120210Three favourite books are discussed by Harriett Gilbert, Bonnie Greer and Simon Brett

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

Brendan O'neill And Gabriel Gbadamosi2013102220131025Harriett 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.

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.

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

Brian Aldiss And Richard Fortey20150202 (BBC7)
20150203 (BBC7)
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.

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.

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.

Brian Sewell And Josephine Hart20170327 (BBC7)
20170328 (BBC7)
Brian Sewell and Josephine Hart discuss books by Simon Raven and Barbara Vine.

Sue MacGregor and her guests - art critic, Brian Sewell and Irish writer, Josephine Hart - discuss favourite books by Bernhard Schlink, Simon Raven and Barbara Vine. From 2003

A Dark-Adapted Eye By Barbara Vine

Publisher: Penguin

The Rich Pay Late by Simon Raven

Publisher: Vintage

The Reader by Bernhard Schlink

Publisher: Phoenix.

Brian Sewell and Josephine Hart discuss books by Simon Raven and Barbara Vine.

Sue MacGregor and her guests - art critic, Brian Sewell and Irish writer, Josephine Hart - discuss favourite books by Bernhard Schlink, Simon Raven and Barbara Vine. From 2003

A Dark-Adapted Eye By Barbara Vine

Publisher: Penguin

The Rich Pay Late by Simon Raven

Publisher: Vintage

The Reader by Bernhard Schlink

Publisher: Phoenix.

Cariad Lloyd And Mike Bullen20161025Cariad Lloyd is an actor, improviser, comedian and writer. And she's outraged to hear that people are not reading Iris Murdoch any more. So she's chosen her Booker Prize winner The Sea, The Sea to bring to the A Good Read table and back into the limelight.

Mike Bullen is the screenwriter of Cold Feet, and Life Begins. And he finds To Rise Again At A Decent Hour by Joshua Ferris laugh-out-loud funny. Humour is such a subjective thing..

LovetoRead is a campaign celebrating the pleasures of reading, and as part of it presenter Harriett Gilbert chooses the book that's most special to her, and explains why: it's The Tiger in the Smoke by Margery Allingham.

Which book would you recommend to a friend? Share your own Good Reads using the hashtag #LovetoRead.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

Cariad Lloyd is an actor, improviser, comedian and writer. And she's outraged to hear that people are not reading Iris Murdoch any more. So she's chosen her Booker Prize winner The Sea, The Sea to bring to the A Good Read table and back into the limelight.

Mike Bullen is the screenwriter of Cold Feet, and Life Begins. And he finds To Rise Again At A Decent Hour by Joshua Ferris laugh-out-loud funny. Humour is such a subjective thing..

LovetoRead is a campaign celebrating the pleasures of reading, and as part of it presenter Harriett Gilbert chooses the book that's most special to her, and explains why: it's The Tiger in the Smoke by Margery Allingham.

Which book would you recommend to a friend? Share your own Good Reads using the hashtag #LovetoRead.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

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Kate Mosse and her guests - gardener, Carol Klein and ex-Director of human rights group Liberty, Shami Chakrabarti - discuss their favourite books by Catherine O’Flynn, JK Rowling and Graham Greene..

What Was Lost by Catherine O'Flynn
Publ: Tindal Street Press

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J K Rowling
Publ: Bloomsbury

The Comedians by Graham Greene
Publ: Vintage

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2007.

Discussion of books written by Catherine O'Flynn, JK Rowling and Graham Greene.

Books worth reading.

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.

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.

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.

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

Books worth reading.

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

Books worth reading.

Caroline Lucas And Rod Liddle2015100620151009 (R4)Green MP Caroline Lucas and columnist Rod Liddle debate books with Harriett Gilbert.

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.

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.

Charles Clarke And Valerie Grove20161114 (BBC7)
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Rosie Boycott and guests discuss books by F Scott Fitzgerald, Simon Singh and Simon Gray.

Rosie Boycott and her guests - former MP, Charles Clarke and writer, Valerie Grove - discuss favourite books by Simon Singh, Simon Gray and F Scott Fitzgerald. From 2003.

Fermat's Last Theorem by Simon Singh

Publisher: Fourth Estate

Fat Chance by Simon Gray

Publisher: Faber

The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald

Publisher: Penguin.

Rosie Boycott and guests discuss books by F Scott Fitzgerald, Simon Singh and Simon Gray.

Rosie Boycott and her guests - former MP, Charles Clarke and writer, Valerie Grove - discuss favourite books by Simon Singh, Simon Gray and F Scott Fitzgerald. From 2003.

Fermat's Last Theorem by Simon Singh

Publisher: Fourth Estate

Fat Chance by Simon Gray

Publisher: Faber

The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald

Publisher: Penguin.

Charles Moore And Nadifa Mohamed20161122Journalist and Margaret Thatcher's biographer Charles Moore and writer Nadifa Mohamed discuss their favourite books with Harriett Gilbert. Books on the table include Northanger Abbey, but which of the guests have never read Jane Austen? And what did they make of it? Also up for discussion is another gothic adventure, Undermajordomo Minor by Patrick de Witt, which Harriett has to defend against some incisive criticism from her guests. In an entirely different genre, The Hounding of David Oluwale by Kester Aspden re-examines the real life case of a homeless Nigerian man apparently hounded to his death by police officers in Leeds in the 1960s.

Producer Sally Heaven.

Journalist and Margaret Thatcher's biographer Charles Moore and writer Nadifa Mohamed discuss their favourite books with Harriett Gilbert. Books on the table include Northanger Abbey, but which of the guests have never read Jane Austen? And what did they make of it? Also up for discussion is another gothic adventure, Undermajordomo Minor by Patrick de Witt, which Harriett has to defend against some incisive criticism from her guests. In an entirely different genre, The Hounding of David Oluwale by Kester Aspden re-examines the real life case of a homeless Nigerian man apparently hounded to his death by police officers in Leeds in the 1960s.

Producer Sally Heaven.

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Doris and Chinua discuss books by Tsitsi Dangarembga, RK Narayan and Nawal El Sadawi.

Edward Blishen and his guests, novelists Doris Lessing and Chinua Achebe discuss books by Tsitsi Dangarembga, RK Narayan and Nawal El Sadawi. From 1993.

Nervous Conditions by Tsitsi Dangarembga

Publisher: The Women's Press

The Talkative Man by RK Narayan

Publisher: Penguin

God Dies on the Nile by Nawal El Sadawi

Publisher: Zed Books.

Host Edward Blishen and his guests Doris Lessing and Chinua Achebe discuss books by Tsitsi Dangarembga, RK Narayan and Nawal El Sadawi. From July 1993.

Doris and Chinua discuss books by Tsitsi Dangarembga, RK Narayan and Nawal El Sadawi.

Edward Blishen and his guests, novelists Doris Lessing and Chinua Achebe discuss books by Tsitsi Dangarembga, RK Narayan and Nawal El Sadawi. From 1993.

Nervous Conditions by Tsitsi Dangarembga

Publisher: The Women's Press

The Talkative Man by RK Narayan

Publisher: Penguin

God Dies on the Nile by Nawal El Sadawi

Publisher: Zed Books.

Host Edward Blishen and his guests Doris Lessing and Chinua Achebe discuss books by Tsitsi Dangarembga, RK Narayan and Nawal El Sadawi. From July 1993.

Chris And Xand Van Tulleken2017032120170324 (R4)Doctor twins Chris and Xand van Tulleken talk to Harriett Gilbert about favourite books.

Doctor twins Chris and Xand van Tulleken talk to Harriett Gilbert about favourite books. The guests recommend The House of God, a bawdy tale set in a hospital, by Samuel Shem and Yellow Tulips, a poetry collection by James Fenton. Harriett introduces Vile Bodies by Evelyn Waugh to the discussion. Producer Sally Heaven.

Doctor twins Chris and Xand van Tulleken talk to Harriett Gilbert about favourite books. The guests recommend The House of God, a bawdy tale set in a hospital, by Samuel Shem and Yellow Tulips, a poetry collection by James Fenton. Harriett introduces Vile Bodies by Evelyn Waugh to the discussion. Producer Sally Heaven.

Chris Lintott, Neil Mccormick2012031320120316Astronomer 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

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.

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Chris Smith, Mavis Cheek20110607Lord 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.

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 Cheek20110610Lord Chris Smith and novelist Mavis Cheek compare favourite books with Harriett Gilbert.
Christopher Cook And Tracy Chevalier20170724 (BBC7)Sue MacGregor is joined by broadcaster Christopher Cook and author Tracy Chevalier.

Sue MacGregor and her guests, author Tracy Chevalier and broadcaster Christopher Cook, discuss novels by Christina Lamb, Luke Sutherland and Beryl Bainbridge. From July 2004.

The Sewing Circles of Herat, by Christina Lamb
Publisher: Flamingo

Venus as a Boy, by Luke Sutherland
Publisher: Bloomsbury

According to Queeney, by Beryl Bainbridge
Publisher: Abacus.

According to Queeney, by Beryl Bainbridge
Publisher: Abacus.

Christopher Frayling & Nikki Bedi20111025Christopher 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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Christopher Frayling And Abi Morgan2015032420150327 (R4)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.

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

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.

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Louise Doughty, Christopher Frayling and Razia Iqbal discuss favourite paperbacks.

Louise Doughty and her guests Christopher Frayling, former Rector of the Royal College of Art, and Razia Iqbal, BBC World Service correspondent, discuss their favourite paperbacks by William Golding, Salman Rushdie and Arthur Conan Doyle. From 2000.

The Hound of the Baskervilles, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Publisher: Penguin

Haroun and the Sea of Stories, by Salman Rushdie

Publisher: Granta Books

The Inheritors, by William Golding

Publisher: Faber and Faber.

Louise Doughty, Christopher Frayling and Razia Iqbal discuss favourite paperbacks.

Louise Doughty and her guests Christopher Frayling, former Rector of the Royal College of Art, and Razia Iqbal, BBC World Service correspondent, discuss their favourite paperbacks by William Golding, Salman Rushdie and Arthur Conan Doyle. From 2000.

The Hound of the Baskervilles, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Publisher: Penguin

Haroun and the Sea of Stories, by Salman Rushdie

Publisher: Granta Books

The Inheritors, by William Golding

Publisher: Faber & Faber.

Clare Boylan And Guy Browning20170731 (BBC7)Sue MacGregor, Clare Boylan and Guy Browning discuss their favourite books.

Sue MacGregor and her guests - Irish writer, Clare Boylan and marketing guru, Guy Browning - discuss books by Damon Gulgut, Penelope Fitzgerald and John Steinbeck. From 2004.

The Good Doctor, by Damon Galgut
Publisher: Atlantic Books

The Blue Flower, by Penelope Fitzgerald
Publisher: Flamingo

Sweet Thursday, by John Steinbeck
Publisher: Penguin Classics.

Sweet Thursday, by John Steinbeck
Publisher: Penguin Classics.

Clare Short And Beryl Bainbridge20170424 (BBC7)
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Sue MacGregor is joined by former minister Clare Short and novelist Beryl Bainbridge.

Sue MacGregor and her guests - writer, Beryl Bainbridge and politician, Clare Short - discuss books by Bruce Chatwin, Francois Mauriac and Amy Chua. From 2003.

Therese by Francois Mauriac
Published by Penguin

World On Fire by Amy Chua
Published by Heinemann

In Patagonia by Bruce Chatwin
Published by Vintage.

Sue MacGregor is joined by former minister Clare Short and novelist Beryl Bainbridge.

In Patagonia by Bruce Chatwin
Published by Vintage.

Published by Vintage.

Sue MacGregor is joined by former minister Clare Short and novelist Beryl Bainbridge.

Colin Dexter And Russell James20160222 (BBC7)
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Louise Doughty, Colin Dexter and Russell James discuss books by Martha Gelhorn, AE Housman

Louise Doughty is joined by crime writers Colin Dexter and Russell James to talk about favourite paperbacks by Martha Gelhorn, AE Housman and Jill Dawson. From 2001.

Collected Poems by AE Housman

Publisher: Penguin

The View From the Ground by Martha Gelhorn

Publisher: Granta

Fred and Edie

Publisher: Sceptre.

Louise Doughty, Colin Dexter and Russell James discuss books by Martha Gelhorn, AE Housman

Louise Doughty is joined by crime writers Colin Dexter and Russell James to talk about favourite paperbacks by Martha Gelhorn, AE Housman and Jill Dawson. From 2001.

Publisher: Sceptre.

Colin Murray And Bob Mills2013062520130628Sports presenter Colin Murray and comedian Bob Mills argue about their favourite books with Harriett Gilbert.

Colin Murray's choice is in Watermelon Sugar by Richard Brautigan, a beautiful book that is very hard to describe, but has quite an effect on its readers.

Bob Mills perhaps surprisingly turns out to be a devotee of Georgette Heyer, and nominates These Old Shades.

And Harriett Gilbert enthuses over An Artist of the Floating World by Kazuo Ishiguro - but the others do not share her enthusiasm..

Producer Beth O'Dea.

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

Constance Briscoe, Angela Saini2012062620120629Book 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.

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

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.

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.

Craig Brown And Pippa Evans2017022820170303 (R4)Satirist Craig Brown and comedian Pippa Evans tell Harriett Gilbert about the books they love. Craig's recommendation is the furiously funny diary Enter A Fox by the playwright Simon Gray. Pippa's is Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell, and Harriett's Vernon God Little by DBC Pierre. Modern-day parallels abound..

Producer Beth O'Dea.

Harriett Gilbert talks great books with Craig Brown and Pippa Evans.

Daljit Nagra And Susan Jeffreys2013030520130308This 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.

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.

Dame Evelyn Glennie And Sarah Churchwell2016031520160318 (R4)Dame Evelyn Glennie and Sarah Churchwell discuss favourite books with Harriett Gilbert.

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.

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.

David Delvin And Anna Raeburn20141124 (BBC7)
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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.

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.

David Greig And Natalie Haynes20160223Natalie 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.

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.

David Morrissey And Julia Blackburn2015101320151016 (R4)join Harriett Gilbert to discuss favourite books.

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 Blackburn join Harriett Gilbert to discuss favourite books.

Producer Mary Ward-Lowery.

Dawn O'porter And Graham Fellows2014112520141128 (R4)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.

Dawn O'Porter and Graham Fellows, aka John Shuttleworth, discuss their favourite books.

, 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.

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.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

Deborah Meaden, Eliza Carthy2012030620120309Harriett 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.

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.

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.

Diana Athill And John Calder20170515 (BBC7)Diana Athill and John Calder discuss books by Helen Dunmore and Aldous Huxley.
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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.

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.

Diran Adebayo And Sarah Walker20150907 (BBC7)
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Louise Doughty, novelist Diran Adebayo and singer Sarah Walker debate books.

Louise Doughty, novelist Diran Adebayo and singer Sarah Walker discuss AG Macdonell, MG Vassanji and Emily Bronte. From August 2000.

Louise Doughty and her guests novelist Diran Adebayo, and mezzo-soprano Sarah Walker discuss their favourite paperbacks by AG Macdonell, MG Vassanji and Emily Bronte. From 2000.

AG Macdonell: England, Their England

Publisher: Picador

MG Vassanji: A Book of Secrets

Emily Bronte: Wuthering Heights

Publisher: Penguin Classics.

Louise Doughty, novelist Diran Adebayo and singer Sarah Walker debate books.

Louise Doughty, novelist Diran Adebayo and singer Sarah Walker discuss AG Macdonell, MG Vassanji and Emily Bronte. From August 2000.

Louise Doughty and her guests novelist Diran Adebayo, and mezzo-soprano Sarah Walker discuss their favourite paperbacks by AG Macdonell, MG Vassanji and Emily Bronte. From 2000.

AG Macdonell: England, Their England

Publisher: Picador

MG Vassanji: A Book of Secrets

Emily Bronte: Wuthering Heights

Publisher: Penguin Classics.

Doris Lessing And Kenneth Grange20170403 (BBC7)
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Doris Lessing and Kenneth Grange discuss books by Claire Messud and John Krakauer.

Sue MacGregor and her guests - novelist, Doris Lessing and designer, Kenneth Grange - discuss books by Claire Messud, Michael Holroyd and John Krakauer. From 2003.

The Last Life by Claire Messud

Publisher: Picador

Basil Street Blues by Michael Holroyd

Publisher: Abacus

Into Thin Air by John Krakauer

Publisher: Anchor (Pan).

Doris Lessing and Kenneth Grange discuss books by Claire Messud and John Krakauer.

Sue MacGregor and her guests - novelist, Doris Lessing and designer, Kenneth Grange - discuss books by Claire Messud, Michael Holroyd and John Krakauer. From 2003.

The Last Life by Claire Messud

Publisher: Picador

Basil Street Blues by Michael Holroyd

Publisher: Abacus

Into Thin Air by John Krakauer

Publisher: Anchor (Pan).

Dorothy Rowe And Felipe Fernandez-armesto20161017 (BBC7)
20161018 (BBC7)
Dorothy Rowe and Felipe Fernandez-Armesto read books by JD Salinger and Norman Lewis.

Rosie Boycott and her guests - psychologist, Dorothy Rowe and historian, Felipe Fernandez-Armesto - discuss books by JD Salinger, Norman Lewis, and William Styron. From 2003.

Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger

Publisher: Penguin

Naples 44 by Norman Lewis

Publisher: Eland

Sophie's Choice by William Styron

Publisher: Vintage.

Dorothy Rowe and Felipe Fernandez-Armesto read books by JD Salinger and Norman Lewis.

Rosie Boycott and her guests - psychologist, Dorothy Rowe and historian, Felipe Fernandez-Armesto - discuss books by JD Salinger, Norman Lewis, and William Styron. From 2003.

Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger

Publisher: Penguin

Naples 44 by Norman Lewis

Publisher: Eland

Sophie's Choice by William Styron

Publisher: Vintage.

Dr Christian Jessen And James Wong2015120120151204 (R4)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.

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.

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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Sue MacGregor and her guests - historian, Professor Eamon Duffy and political commentator, Elinor Goodman - discuss favourite books by John Meade Falkner, Laurie Graham and Nella Last.

The Nebuly Coat by John Meade Falkner
Publisher: Steve Savage

Gone with the Windsors by Laurie Graham
Publisher: Harper Perennial

Nella Last's War: The Second World War Diaries of 'Housewife, 49'
Publisher: Profile Books

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2007.

Discussion of books by John Meade Falkner, Laurie Graham and Nella Last.

Books worth reading.

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

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

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

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

Ed Byrne And Hardeep Singh Kohli20170606talk to Harriett Gilbert about their favourite books.

Comedians Ed Byrne and Hardeep Singh Kohli talk to Harriett Gilbert about favourite books. It's a bit of a Scotfest: Ed's is Quite Ugly One Morning by Christopher Brookmyre, Hardeep's The Prime of Miss Brodie by Muriel Spark and then Harriett introduces them to The Seven Good Years by little-known Israeli writer Etgar Keret - with mixed results..
Producer Beth O'Dea.

Ed Byrne and Hardeep Singh Kohli talk to Harriett Gilbert about their favourite books.

Comedians Ed Byrne and Hardeep Singh Kohli talk to Harriett Gilbert about favourite books. It's a bit of a Scotfest: Ed's is Quite Ugly One Morning by Christopher Brookmyre, Hardeep's The Prime of Miss Brodie by Muriel Spark and then Harriett introduces them to The Seven Good Years by little-known Israeli writer Etgar Keret - with mixed results..
Producer Beth O'Dea.

Edwina Currie And Nicholas Le Prevost2014070120140704Author 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 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.

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.

Producer: Melvin Rickarby.

Edwina Currie And Terry Wogan20140505 (BBC7)
20140506 (BBC7)

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.

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.

Edwina Currie, Colin Tweedy20101019Former 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.

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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Elaine Showalter And Romesh Gunesekera20170206 (BBC7)
20170207 (BBC7)
Elaine Showalter and Romesh Gunesekera on books by Willa Cather and Primo Levi.

Sue MacGregor, Elaine Showalter and Romesh Gunesekera on books by Willa Cather, Leonardo Sciascia and Primo Levi. From August 2003.

Elaine Showalter and Romesh Gunesekera on books by Willa Cather and Primo Levi.

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

Eleanor Updale, Andrea Oliver2012021420120217Harriett Gilbert talks to Eleanor Updale and Andrea Oliver about the books they love.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Eve Pollard And Julie Bindel2013102920131101Harriett 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.

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.

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

Fay Weldon And Hans-ulrich Obrist2014061720140620Author Fay Weldon and curator Hans-Ulrich Obrist talk books with Harriett Gilbert.

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?

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?

Fay Weldon And Ruth Deech20170918 (BBC7)Sue MacGregor and her guests discuss a sci-fi classic and modern story about motherhood.

Sue MacGregor and her guests - writer, Fay Weldon and academic, Dame Ruth Deech - discuss their favourite paperbacks by CS Lewis, Antony Sher and Allison Pearson. From 2004.

Year of the King By Antony Sher
Publisher: Nick Hern Books

That Hideous Strength by C S Lewis
Publisher: Harpercollins

I Don't Know How She Does It by Allison Pearson
Publisher: Vintage.

Fay Weldon, Louise Welsh20110705Fay Weldon and Louise Welsh talk to Harriett Gilbert about the books they love.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

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

Producer Beth O'Dea.

Fay Weldon, Louise Welsh20110708Fay Weldon and Louise Welsh talk to Harriett Gilbert about the books they love.
Featuring Misha Glenny And Bob Mills
Featuring Richard Stilgoe And Sarah Churchwell20100608Songwriter 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.

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.

Featuring Richard Stilgoe And Sarah Churchwell20100611Sue Macgregor talks to Richard Stilgoe and Sarah Churchwell about their favourite books.

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

Fern Britton And Katherine Grainger2013120320131206talk 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.

Fern Britton and Katherine Grainger 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.

Fi Glover And Steve Jones20170313 (BBC7)
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Steve Jones and Fi Glover on books by Charles Kingsley and Samantha Weinberg.

Sue MacGregor and her guests - geneticist, Steve Jones and broadcaster, Fi Glover - discuss books by Charles Kingsley, Alexander McCall Smith and Samantha Weinberg. From 2003.

A Fish Caught in Time by Samantha Weinberg

Publisher: Fourth Estate

The Full Cupboard of Life by Alexander McCall Smith

Publisher: Polygon

The Water Babies by Charles Kingsley

Publisher: Puffin.

Steve Jones and Fi Glover on books by Charles Kingsley and Samantha Weinberg.

Sue MacGregor and her guests - geneticist, Steve Jones and broadcaster, Fi Glover - discuss books by Charles Kingsley, Alexander McCall Smith and Samantha Weinberg. From 2003.

A Fish Caught in Time by Samantha Weinberg

Publisher: Fourth Estate

The Full Cupboard of Life by Alexander McCall Smith

Publisher: Polygon

The Water Babies by Charles Kingsley

Publisher: Puffin.

Fiammetta Rocco And Maxwell Hutchinson20161107 (BBC7)
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Fiammetta Rocco and Maxwell Hutchinson discuss books by Aminatta Forna and John Keay.

Rosie Boycott and her guests - the writer Fiammetta Rocco and the architect Maxwell Hutchinson- discuss favourite books by Aminatta Forna, John Keay and Charles Frazier. From 2003.

The Devil That Danced on the Water by Aminatta Forna

Publisher: HarperCollins

The Great Arc by John Keay

Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier

Publisher: Sceptre.

Fiammetta Rocco and Maxwell Hutchinson discuss books by Aminatta Forna and John Keay.

Rosie Boycott and her guests - the writer Fiammetta Rocco and the architect Maxwell Hutchinson- discuss favourite books by Aminatta Forna, John Keay and Charles Frazier. From 2003.

The Devil That Danced on the Water by Aminatta Forna

Publisher: HarperCollins

The Great Arc by John Keay

Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier

Publisher: Sceptre.

Frances Barber, Grace Dent20120320Writer 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.

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.

Frances Barber, Grace Dent20120323Grace Dent and Frances Barber talk favourite books at the More Than Words Festival.
Frances O'grady And Ruth Richardson2012112720121130Frances 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.

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

Frances O'Grady and Ruth Richardson discuss favourite paperbacks with Harriett Gilbert.

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.

Francis Spufford And Sarah Moss2013021920130222Harriet'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.

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.

Frankie Boyle And Maureen Lipman2015020320150206 (R4)Maureen Lipman and Frankie Boyle talk about their favourite books with Harriett Gilbert.

Frankie Boyle and Maureen Lipman 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.

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.

Fraser Nelson And Adam Mars-jones2015102020151023 (R4)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.

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.

Frederic Raphael And Amanda Vickery20150706 (BBC7)
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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.

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

Gareth Armstrong And Jenny Uglow20150302 (BBC7)
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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.

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 Nagra20100713Sue 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.

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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Genome: [r4 Bd=19900819] Unknown: Edward Blishen

Unknown: Michael Bentine

Unknown: Heather Couper

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900823] Unknown: Edward Blishen

Unknown: Andrea Newman

Unknown: Tom Crabtree

Producer: Viv Beeby.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900826] Unknown: Edward Blishen

Unknown: Andrea Newman

Unknown: Tom Crabtree

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900830] Talks: Edward Blishen

Unknown: Fred D'Aguiar

Unknown: Caryl Phillips.

Producer: Susan Roberts.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900902] Unknown: Edward Blishen

Unknown: Fred D'Aguiar

Unknown: Caryl Phillips.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900906] Talks: Edward Blishen

Unknown: Tony Robinson

Producer: Viv Beeby.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900909] Unknown: Tony Robinson
Genome: [r4 Bd=19900913] Unknown: Edward Blishen

Unknown: Miriam Stoppard

Unknown: Michael O'Donnell.

Producer: Susan Roberts.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900916] Unknown: Miriam Stoppard

Unknown: Michael O'Donnell.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900920] Unknown: Edward Blishen

Unknown: Glenys Kinnock

Unknown: Mary Riddell

Producer: Viv Beeby.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900923] Unknown: Glenys Kinnock

Unknown: Mary Riddell.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900927] Unknown: Edward Blishen

Unknown: Roald Dahl

Unknown: Ruth Thomas Ellis.

Producer: Susan Roberts.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900930] Unknown: Roald Dahl

Unknown: Alice Thomas Ellis.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910704]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] 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] 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] Unknown: Sarah Dunant

Unknown: Ed Bicknell

Unknown: Meera Syal.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970212]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
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970212] Unknown: Clarissa Dickson-Wright

Unknown: Malcolm Gluck

Unknown: Mark Lawson

Producer: Rob Ketteridge

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970216]Food and drink writers

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

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970216] Unknown: Clarissa Dickson-Wright

Unknown: Malcolm Gluck

Unknown: Mark Lawson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970219]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
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970219] Unknown: Sarah Dunant

Unknown: Simon Bates

Producer: Rob Ketteridge

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970223]In the last of the series, Sarah Dunant asks writer Will Self and broadcaster Simon Bates to defend their favourite paperbacks.

Repeated from Wednesday

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970223] Unknown: Sarah Dunant

Unknown: Simon Bates

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970604]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
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970604] Unknown: Thomas Sutcliffe

Unknown: Terry Wogan

Unknown: Edwina Currie

Producer: Sue Roberts.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970608]The first of a ten-part series presented by Thomas Sutcliffe. Repeated from Wednesday
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970608] Presented By: Thomas Sutcliffe.
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970611]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
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970611] Unknown: Thomas Sutcliffe

Unknown: Mark Knopfler

Unknown: Esther Freud

Producer: Viv Beeby

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970615]Thomas Sutcliffe and guests musician Mark Knopfler and author Esther Freud discuss three favourite paperbacks. Repeated from Wednesday
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970615] Unknown: Thomas Sutcliffe

Musician: Mark Knopfler

Unknown: Esther Freud

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970618]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
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970618] Unknown: Chris Haskins

Unknown: Simon Barnes

Unknown: Thomas Sutcliffe.

Producer: Sara Davies.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970622]Chris Haskins and Simon Barnes discuss their favourite paperbacks with Thomas Sutcliffe. Repeated from Wednesday
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970622] Unknown: Chris Haskins

Unknown: Simon Barnes

Unknown: Thomas Sutcliffe.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970625]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
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970625] Director: Jude Kelly

Director: Jatinder Verma

Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe.

Producer: Susan Roberts.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970629]Jude Kelly and JatinderVerma discuss favourite paperbacks with Tom Sutcliffe. Repeated from Wednesday
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970629] Unknown: Jude Kelly

Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970702]Novelists Lawrence Norfolk and Rachel Cusk discuss their choice of paperbacks with Tom Sutcliffe. Producer Susan Roberts Repeated Sunday 9pm
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970702] Unknown: Rachel Cusk

Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe.

Producer: Susan Roberts

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970706]With Tom Sutcliffe. Repeated from Wednesday
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970706] Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe.
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970709]Thomas Sutcliffe invites Conservative MP Ann Widdecombe and Demos co-founder Helen Wilkinson to nominate their favourite paperbacks. Producer Sara Davies. Repeated Sunday 9pm
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970709] Unknown: Thomas Sutcliffe

Unknown: Ann Widdecombe

Unknown: Helen Wilkinson

Producer: Sara Davies.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970713]Thomas Sutcliffe invites Ann Widdecombe and Helen Wilkinson to choose their favourite paperbacks. Repeated from Wednesday
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970713] Unknown: Thomas Sutcliffe

Unknown: Ann Widdecombe

Unknown: Helen Wilkinson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970716]Thomas Sutcliffe invites guests Diane Abbott MP and actor Bill Nighy to talk about their favourite paperbacks. Producer Rob Ketteridge. Rptd Sunday 9pm
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970716] Unknown: Thomas Sutcliffe

Unknown: Diane Abbott

Unknown: Bill Nighy

Producer: Rob Ketteridge.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970720]With Thomas Sutcliffe. Repeated from Wednesday
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970720] Unknown: Thomas Sutcliffe.
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970723]Thomas Sutcliffe asks Anne Widdecombe and Helen Wilkinson to discuss three of their favourite paperbacks. Producer Viv Beeby. Repeated Sunday 9pm
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970723] Unknown: Thomas Sutcliffe

Unknown: Anne Widdecombe

Unknown: Helen Wilkinson

Producer: Viv Beeby.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970727]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970727]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970730]Thomas Sutcliffe invites guests Sarah Maguire and Gillian Reynolds to discuss their favourite paperbacks. Producer Paul Dodgson. Repeated Sunday 9pm
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970730] Unknown: Thomas Sutcliffe

Unknown: Sarah Maguire

Unknown: Gillian Reynolds

Producer: Paul Dodgson.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970803]With Thomas Sutcliffe and guests Sarah Maguire and Gillian Reynolds. Repeated from Wednesday
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970803] Unknown: Thomas Sutcliffe

Unknown: Sarah Maguire

Unknown: Gillian Reynolds.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970806]Thomas Sutciiffe invites guests Jo Brand and Jonathan Meades to discuss their favourite paperbacks. Producer Rob Ketteridge Repeated Sunday 9pm
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970806] Unknown: Thomas Sutciiffe

Unknown: Jo Brand

Unknown: Jonathan Meades

Producer: Rob Ketteridge

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970810]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970810]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19981201]Sarah LeFanu and her guests, gardening writer Monty Don and journalist Penny Vincenzi, discuss three favourite paperbacks. Producer Felicity Goodall
Genome: [r4 Bd=19981201] Unknown: Sarah Lefanu

Unknown: Monty Don

Producer: Felicity Goodall

Genome: [r4 Bd=19981208]Sarah LeFanu and her guests

Marie Helvin and Charles Secrett , director of Friends of the Earth, discuss three favourite paperbacks. Producer Felicity Goodall

Genome: [r4 Bd=19981208] Unknown: Sarah Lefanu

Unknown: Marie Helvin

Unknown: Charles Secrett

Producer: Felicity Goodall

Genome: [r4 Bd=19981215]Sarah LeFanu and her guests poet Simon Armitage and diplomat Sir

Crispin Tickell discuss three favourite paperbacks.

Producer Felicity Goodall

Genome: [r4 Bd=19981215] Unknown: Sarah Lefanu

Unknown: Simon Armitage

Unknown: Crispin Tickell

Producer: Felicity Goodall

Genome: [r4 Bd=19981222]Sarah LeFanu and her guests, writer Bel Mooney and Dr Mark Porter , discuss three favourite paperbacks. Producer Felicity Goodall
Genome: [r4 Bd=19981222] Unknown: Sarah Lefanu

Unknown: Bel Mooney

Unknown: Dr Mark Porter

Producer: Felicity Goodall

Genome: [r4 Bd=19981229]Sarah LeFanu and her guests

Nicholas Parsons and scriptwriter

Jimmy Perry discuss three favourite paperbacks.

Producer Felicity Goodall

Genome: [r4 Bd=19981229] Unknown: Sarah Lefanu

Unknown: Nicholas Parsons

Scriptwriter: Jimmy Perry

Producer: Felicity Goodall

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 and Faber

Extinction by Thomas Bernard

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

George Melly And Jenny Diski20160926 (BBC7)
20160927 (BBC7)
George Melly and Jenny Diski read books by Vladimir Nabokov, Jim Crace and Iris Murdoch.

Rosie Boycott and her guests, novelist and travel writer Jenny Disk and jazz singer, art historian and aesthete, George Melly discuss paperbacks by Vladimir Nabokov, Jim Crace and Iris Murdoch. From 2002.

'Lolita' by Vladimir Nabokov

Publisher: Penguin

'Quarantine' by Jim Crace

'The Sea, The Sea' by Iris Murdoch

Publisher: Vintage.

George Melly and Jenny Diski read books by Vladimir Nabokov, Jim Crace and Iris Murdoch.

Rosie Boycott and her guests, novelist and travel writer Jenny Disk and jazz singer, art historian and aesthete, George Melly discuss paperbacks by Vladimir Nabokov, Jim Crace and Iris Murdoch. From 2002.

'Lolita' by Vladimir Nabokov

'Quarantine' by Jim Crace

'The Sea, The Sea' by Iris Murdoch

Gervase Phinn And Moni Mohsin2013032620130329Writers 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.

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.

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, perhaps surprisingly, Rudyard Kipling's novel, Kim.

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

Producer Beth O'Dea.

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.

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.

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.

Hanif Kureishi And Jonathan Dimbleby20160404 (BBC7)
20160405 (BBC7)
Louise Doughty is joined by Hanif Kureishi and Jonathan Dimbleby.

Louise Doughty and her guests Hanif Kureishi and Jonathan Dimbleby discuss favourite books by Malcolm Lowry, Oscar Wilde and Andre Dubus III. From 2001.

Under the Volcano by Malcolm Lowry

Publisher: Penguin Classics

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus III

Publisher: Pan.

Louise Doughty is joined by Hanif Kureishi and Jonathan Dimbleby.

Louise Doughty and her guests Hanif Kureishi and Jonathan Dimbleby discuss favourite books by Malcolm Lowry, Oscar Wilde and Andre Dubus III. From 2001.

Under the Volcano by Malcolm Lowry

Publisher: Penguin Classics

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus III

Publisher: Pan.

Hannah Gordon And Louise Welsh20170605 (BBC7)Hannah Gordon and Louise Welsh discuss books by Dodie Smith and James Hogg.

Sue MacGregor and her guests - actress, Hannah Gordon and novelist, Louise Welsh - discuss favourite books by Martha Gellhorn, Dodie Smith and James Hogg. From 2004.

Travels With Myself and Another by Martha Gellhorn
Publisher: Eland Books

I Capture The Castle by Dodie Smith
Publisher: Vintage

The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner by James Hogg
Publisher: Penguin.

Hannah Gordon and Louise Welsh discuss books by Dodie Smith and James Hogg.

Hannah Gordon and Louise Welsh discuss books by Dodie Smith and James Hogg.

Sue MacGregor and her guests - actress, Hannah Gordon and novelist, Louise Welsh - discuss favourite books by Martha Gellhorn, Dodie Smith and James Hogg. From 2004.

Travels With Myself and Another by Martha Gellhorn
Publisher: Eland Books

I Capture The Castle by Dodie Smith
Publisher: Vintage

The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner by James Hogg
Publisher: Penguin.

Hardeep Singh Kohli, Simon Evans20110628Broadcaster 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.

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.

Hardeep Singh Kohli, Simon Evans20110701Hardeep Singh Kohli and Simon Evans talk to Harriett Gilbert about their favourite books.
Harriet Harman And Pete Paphides2017031420170317 (R4)Harriet Harman MP and music journalist Pete Paphides champion favourite books, with Harriett Gilbert. Harriet Harman chooses We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver. Pete Paphides champions Julian Cope's drug fuelled autobiography Head On, and Harriett Gilbert defends Nothing Sacred, a collection of Angela Carter's writing and journalism. There is an unexpected convert to Julian Cope's tales, and an animated debate ends up with Harriet Harman being asked if she ever inhaled. Producer Sally Heaven.

Harriet Harman and Pete Paphides champion their favourite books with Harriett Gilbert.

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 Baxendale and Helen Cross join Harriett Gilbert to discuss their favourite books.

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

Helen Fraser And Neil Innes20100706Sue 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.

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.

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

Howard Davies And Eleanor Updale20170703 (BBC7)Eleanor Updale and Howard Davies on books by Louisa May Alcott and Patrick Hamilton.

Sue MacGregor and her guests - economist, Howard Davies, and children's author Eleanor Updale - discuss favourite books by Louisa May Alcott, Diana Souhami and Patrick Hamilton. From 2004.

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Publisher: Penguin

Mrs Keppel and Her Daughter by Diana Souhami
Publisher: Flamingo

Hangover Square by Patrick Hamilton
Publisher: Penguin.

Hangover Square by Patrick Hamilton
Publisher: Penguin.

Ian Hislop, Jan Etherington2011022220110225
20110225 (R4)
Ian Hislop, editor of Private Eye and star of Have I Got News For You, talks about his enduring love of the spoof history 1066 and All That. Jan Etherington, writer of comedies such as Next of Kin, and Second Thoughts, chooses Waterlog by Roger Deakin as the book that inspires her. And presenter Kate Saunders introduces them to a forgotten classic - Auntie Mame by Patrick Dennis.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

Ian Hislop and Jan Etherington talk to Kate Saunders about the books they love.

Ian Hislop, Jan Etherington20110225

Ian Hislop and Jan Etherington talk to Kate Saunders about the books they love.

Ian Marchant And Larry Lamb2012061920120622Harriett Gilbert and guests Ian Marchant and Larry Lamb discuss their favourite paperbacks

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?

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.

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.

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.

Ian Rankin and Joe Boyd 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.

India Knight And Alvin Hall2014062420140627Journalist India Knight and financial adviser Alvin Hall talk books with Harriett Gilbert.

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.

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 Humphreys2012032720120330Comedian 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

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

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.

Isy Suttie, Beverley Humphreys20120330
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 Root20160209The 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.

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.

James Walton, Lindsey Davis20110531This 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.

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.

James Walton, Lindsey Davis20110603Lindsey Davis and James Walton share favourite paperback books with Harriett Gilbert.
Jan Ravens And Anne Enright20160208 (BBC7)
20160209 (BBC7)
discuss paperbacks by JG Farrell and Margaret Forster.

Louise Doughty, Jan Ravens and Anne Enright discuss paperbacks by JG Farrell, Margaret Forster and Chinua Achebe. From July 2001.

Jan Ravens and Anne Enright discuss paperbacks by JG Farrell and Margaret Forster.

Louise Doughty, Jan Ravens and Anne Enright discuss paperbacks by JG Farrell, Margaret Forster and Chinua Achebe. From July 2001.

Jancis Robinson And Peter Preston20170612 (BBC7)Jancis Robinson and Peter Preston discuss books by Max Hastings Elizabeth David.

Sue MacGregor and her guests - wine writer, Jancis Robinson and former Guardian editor, Peter Preston - discuss their favourite books by Max Hastings, Richard Yates and Elizabeth David. From 2004.

An Omelette and a Glass of Wine by Elizabeth David
Publisher: Penguin

The Easter Parade by Richard Yates
Publisher: Methuen

Editor- A Memoir by Max Hastings
Publisher: Pan.

Jancis Robinson and Peter Preston discuss books by Max Hastings Elizabeth David.

Jancis Robinson and Peter Preston discuss books by Max Hastings Elizabeth David.

Sue MacGregor and her guests - wine writer, Jancis Robinson and former Guardian editor, Peter Preston - discuss their favourite books by Max Hastings, Richard Yates and Elizabeth David. From 2004.

An Omelette and a Glass of Wine by Elizabeth David
Publisher: Penguin

The Easter Parade by Richard Yates
Publisher: Methuen

Editor- A Memoir by Max Hastings
Publisher: Pan.

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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.

Jeremy Paxman and Mary Beard argue about the books they love with Harriett Gilbert.

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

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.

argue about the books they love with Harriett Gilbert.

Jim Crace And Lorelei King20141027 (BBC7)
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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.

Publisher : Vintage.

Jim Perrin And Marina Warner20150223 (BBC7)
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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.

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

Jo Brand And Naomi Alderman2015071420150717 (R4)Jo Brand and Naomi Alderman join Harriett Gilbert to discuss their favourite books.

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.

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.

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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.

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

Joe Dunthorne And John O'farrell2016030820160311 (R4)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.

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

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

John Bird And Professor Susan Greenfield20140804 (BBC7)
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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.

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 Hitchens2012103020121102John Finnemore and Peter Hitchens discuss books by Michael Frayn and Josephine Tey.

discuss books by Michael Frayn and Josephine Tey.

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.

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 HitchensJosephine Tey still has the answer, in The Daughter of Time.

Producer: Beth O'dea

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.

John Inverdale And Rachel Cooke2013110520131108Harriett 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)
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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.

Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol

Publisher: Penguin Classics.

A Sultry Month by Alethea Hayter

Publisher: Robin Clark.

Larousse Gastromonique

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

John Niven And Sali Hughes20170725Author John Niven and journalist Sali Hughes talk books they love with Harriett Gilbert.

Author John Niven and beauty journalist Sali Hughes talk about books they love with Harriett Gilbert. John's is the brilliant but unknown Karoo by Oscar-winning writer Steve Tesich, Sali picks Heartburn by Nora Ephron, which she says has helped her through hard times, and Harriett recommends Wash This Blood Clean from My Hand by popular French (female) crime writer Fred Vargas.
Producer Beth O'Dea.

John Peel And Arabella Weir20160321 (BBC7)
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Matthew Parris and his guests, broadcaster John Peel and comic actress Arabella Weir discuss books by Tracy Chevalier, Joshua Slocum and Arthur Mathews. From 2001.

Girl With A Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier

Publisher: Harper Collins

Sailing Alone Around the World by Joshua Slocum

Publisher: Adlard Coles Nautical

Well Remembered Days by Arthur Mathews.

Matthew Parris and his guests, broadcaster John Peel and comic actress Arabella Weir discuss books by Tracy Chevalier, Joshua Slocum and Arthur Mathews. From 2001.

Well Remembered Days by Arthur Mathews.

John Sergeant And Anjum Anand20100629Journalist 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 Anand20100702Sue 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.

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.

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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.

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 Cairney2015111020151113 (R4)Jonathan Coe and Gemma Cairney join Harriett Gilbert to recommend favourite books..

Harriett Gilbert is joined by comic novelist Jonathan Coe and Radio 1 DJ Gemma Cairney to recommend favourite books.

Jonathan's choice is the first part in a tragi-comic epic, 'The Complete Pratt',a semi-autobiographical novel by the late David Nobbs, creator of 'The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin'. It's called 'Second From Last in the Sack Race'.

Gemma chooses a novel by Laura Dockrill, a vividly imagined story of mermaids and pirates, 'Lorali'.

Harriett dusts off a novel from the 1940s by Nevil Shute, 'Pied Piper'. Its subject matter is sharply topical: an elderly man leads a growing group of refugee children across Europe, attempting to avoid the Nazi invaders.

Producer...Mary Ward-Lowery.

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)
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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.

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 Kneale20101026Judith 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 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 Kneale20101105Judith 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.

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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.

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 Ellis2015070720150710 (R4)Comedian Julian Clary and former Blue Peter presenter Janet Ellis talk favourite books.

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.

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 Oram2014071520140718Actors Julian Rhind-Tutt and Steve Oram talk favourite books with Harriett Gilbert.

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.

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 Macaulay2014031820140321Julie Burchill and Fred MacAulay argue about their favourite books with Harriett Gilbert.

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.

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'farrell20110712Satirical 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.

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'farrell20110715Satirical 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.

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

Justin Webb And Frances Fyfield2012102320121026Justin Webb and Frances Fyfield tell Harriett Gilbert about the books they love.

Justin Webb and Frances Fyfield 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.

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 Walker2013111220131115R2 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.

Kathy Burke And Tom Allen20170704Kathy Burke and comedian Tom Allen talk about their favourite books with Harriett Gilbert.

Actor Kathy Burke and comedian Tom Allen talk books with Harriett Gilbert. Kathy's favourite book is Hangover Square by Patrick Hamilton. She first read it when she was 14 and has gone back to it over and over again, irresistibly drawn by the central character, George Harvey Bone.
Role Models, a kind of memoir by the American film-maker John Waters (Hairspray, Cry-Baby) is a book that means a lot to Tom Allen. It's a celebration of the outsider and of a different way of seeing life.
Then Harriett gets them to read Crampton Hodnet by Barbara Pym. To say that the book does not go down at all well would be a severe understatement.. but the resulting conversation is hugely enjoyable.
Producer Beth O'Dea.

Ken Livingstone And Polly Toynbee20140908 (BBC7)
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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.

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.

Ken Russell And Ben Haggarty20170529 (BBC7)Ken Russell and Ben Haggarty on books by Michael Frayn and Hugh Brody.

Sue MacGregor and her guests - film-maker, Ken Russell and professional storyteller, Ben Haggarty - discuss books by Michael Frayn, George and Weedon Grossmith and Hugh Brody. From 2004.

The Trick of It by Michael Frayn
Publisher: Faber

The Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith
Publisher: Penguin

The Other Side of Eden by Hugh Brody
Publisher: Faber.

Ken Russell and Ben Haggarty on books by Michael Frayn and Hugh Brody.

Sue MacGregor and her guests - film-maker, Ken Russell and professional storyteller, Ben Haggarty - discuss books by Michael Frayn, George and Weedon Grossmith and Hugh Brody. From 2004.

The Trick of It by Michael Frayn
Publisher: Faber

The Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith
Publisher: Penguin

The Other Side of Eden by Hugh Brody
Publisher: Faber.

Kevin Maguire And Lucy Mangan2012072420120727Harriett 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.

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.

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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 and Faber

Flashman at the Charge by George MacDonald Fraser

Publisher: Fontana

The Small House At Allington by Anthony Trollope

Publisher: OUP.

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

Kirsty Wark And Gabriel Gbadamosi20151102 (BBC7)
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Louise Doughty, Kirsty Wark and Gabriel Gbadamosi discuss a trio of books.

Louise Doughty and her guests, broadcaster Kirsty Wark and playwright Gabriel Gbadamosi, discuss three of their favourite paperbacks by Chris Bohjalian, Juan Rulfo and Ronan Bennett. From 2000.

'Midwives' by Chris Bohjalian.

Publisher: Review

'Pedro Paramo' by Juan Rulfo.

Publisher: Serpent's Tail

'The Catastrophist' by Ronan Bennett.

Publisher: Vintage.

Louise Doughty, Kirsty Wark and Gabriel Gbadamosi discuss a trio of books.

Louise Doughty and her guests, broadcaster Kirsty Wark and playwright Gabriel Gbadamosi, discuss three of their favourite paperbacks by Chris Bohjalian, Juan Rulfo and Ronan Bennett. From 2000.

'Midwives' by Chris Bohjalian.

Publisher: Review

'Pedro Paramo' by Juan Rulfo.

Publisher: Serpent's Tail

'The Catastrophist' by Ronan Bennett.

Publisher: Vintage.

Kit Wright And Wendy Cooling20141110 (BBC7)
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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.

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 Kane2013031920130322Konnie 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 and 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.

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.

Krishnan Guru-murthy And Ann Cleeves2015110320151106 (R4)Krishnan Guru-Murthy and crime writer Ann Cleeves talk about books with Harriett Gilbert.

Channel 4 News presenter Krishnan Guru-Murthy and crime writer Ann Cleeves, the author of the novels dramatised as the TV detective series Vera, talk books with Harriett Gilbert. Ann Cleeves chooses Alain-Fournier's romantic only novel, The Lost Estate, or Le Grande Meaulnes. Krishnan Guru-Murthy champions George Orwell's combination of reportage and essay, The Road to Wigan Pier, and Harriett talks about Joanna Rakoff's memoir My Salinger Year.

Producer Sally Heaven.

Laura Solon, Fleur Adcock20110621Harriett 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.

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
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Laura Thompson and Mary Kenny discuss books by Muriel Spark and Diana Mosley.

Rosie Boycott and her guests, biographer and greyhound fancier, Laura Thompson and newspaper columnist Mary Kenny discuss books by Muriel Spark, Diana Mosley and Nicholas Monsarrat. From 2002.

Loitering with Intent by Muriel Spark

Publisher: Penguin

A Life of Contrasts - The autobiography of Diana Mosley

Publisher: Gibson Square

Kapillan of Malta by Nicholas Monsarrat

Publisher: Cassell.

Rosie Boycott and her guests, biographer and greyhound fancier, Laura Thompson and newspaper columnist Mary Kenny discuss books by Muriel Spark, Diana Mosley and Nicholas Monsarrat. From 2002.

Loitering with Intent by Muriel Spark

Publisher: Penguin

A Life of Contrasts - The autobiography of Diana Mosley

Publisher: Gibson Square

Kapillan of Malta by Nicholas Monsarrat

Publisher: Cassell.

Laura Thompson and Mary Kenny discuss books by Muriel Spark and Diana Mosley.

Laura Thompson and Mary Kenny discuss books by Muriel Spark and Diana Mosley.

Laura Wade, Will Gregory20101109Sue 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

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
Lemn Sissay And Mick Herron2019030520190308 (R4)Harriett Gilbert talks about books with poet Lemn Sissay and writer Mick Herron. Lemn chooses Booker prize winner The Life and Times of Michael K by JM Coetzee, Harriett's good read is Great Granny Webster by Caroline Blackwood and Mick loves John Steinbeck's novel set on Cannery Row, Sweet Thursday. Producer Sally Heaven.

Harriett Gilbert talks about books with poet Lemn Sissay and novelist Mick Herron.

Books worth reading.

Harriett Gilbert talks about books with poet Lemn Sissay and writer Mick Herron. Lemn chooses Booker prize winner The Life and Times of Michael K by JM Coetzee, Harriett's good read is Great Granny Webster by Caroline Blackwood and Mick loves John Steinbeck's novel set on Cannery Row, Sweet Thursday. Producer Sally Heaven.

Harriett Gilbert talks about books with poet Lemn Sissay and novelist Mick Herron.

Books worth reading.

Lionel Shriver And Mae Martin2017021420170217 (R4)Lionel Shriver, author of We Need to Talk About Kevin, and Mae Martin, stand-up comedian, talk with Harriett Gilbert about books they love. Lionel's is an American classic that's largely unknown in the UK: A Separate Peace by John Knowles, an intense story of adolescent friendship and betrayal. Mae's choice is a magical short story by H G Wells, The Door in The Wall, published in the same year as The Secret Garden and evoking some of the same feelings. And Harriett introduces them to The Gathering, by the Irish author Anne Enright.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

Lionel Shriver, author of We Need to Talk About Kevin, and Mae Martin, stand-up comedian, talk with Harriett Gilbert about books they love. Lionel's is an American classic that's largely unknown in the UK: A Separate Peace by John Knowles, an intense story of adolescent friendship and betrayal. Mae's choice is a magical short story by H G Wells, The Door in The Wall, published in the same year as The Secret Garden and evoking some of the same feelings. And Harriett introduces them to The Gathering, by the Irish author Anne Enright.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

Lisa Jardine And Dr Peter Jones20140714 (BBC7)
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Tom Sutcliffe, Dr Peter Jones and Professor Lisa Jardine discuss Greek epigrams.

Tom Sutcliffe, Dr