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Soul Music

Series 4 Episode 3: Stand By Me

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Series 4 Episode 3: Stand By Me

Ben E King talks about writing the classic song, and others reflect on its lasting power.

Singer-songwriter Ben E King talks about writing the classic song, and others reflect on its lasting emotional power. From July 2004.

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Bob Worcester & Martin Newell

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Bob Worcester & Martin Newell

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

4 Extra Debut. Sue MacGregor, Bob Worcester and Martin Newell discuss books by Virginia Woolf, Jeremy Paxman and Hubert Selby Jr. From July 2004.

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.

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Christopher Cook and Tracy Chevalier

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Christopher Cook and Tracy Chevalier

Sue MacGregor is joined by broadcaster Christopher Cook and author Tracy Chevalier.

4 Extra Debut. Sue MacGregor is joined by Christopher Cook and Tracy Chevalier to discuss works by Christina Lamb, Luke Sutherland and Beryl Bainbridge. From July 2004.

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.

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Fay Weldon & Ruth Deech

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Fay Weldon & Ruth Deech

Sue MacGregor and her guests discuss a sci-fi classic and modern story about motherhood.

4 Extra Debut. Sue MacGregor is joined by Fay Weldon and Ruth Deech to discuss novels by CS Lewis, Antony Sher and Allison Pearson. From September 2004.

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.

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Mike Harding & Professor Susan Greenfield

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Mike Harding & Professor Susan Greenfield

Mike Harding and Susan Greenfield on Winifred Watson, Sebastian Haffner and Eric Newby.

Sue MacGregor, Mike Harding and Professor Susan Greenfield discuss Winifred Watson, Sebastian Haffner and Eric Newby. From December 2004.

Sue MacGregor and her guests - musician, writer and comic, Mike Harding and scientist, Professor Susan Greenfield - discuss favourite paperbacks by Winifred Watson, Sebastian Haffner and Eric Newby. From 2004.

Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day by Winifred Watson

Publisher: Persephone Books

Defying Hitler by Sebastian Haffner

Publisher: Phoenix

A Short Walk in The Hindu Kush by Eric Newby

Publisher: Picador.

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Ronan Bennett and Barbara Trapido

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Ronan Bennett and Barbara Trapido

Ronan Bennett and Barbara Trapido discuss three of their favourite paperbacks.

4 Extra Debut. Sue MacGregor is joined by novelists Ronan Bennett and Barbara Trapido to discuss books by Michael Reynolds, Bernard MacLaverty and Slavenka Drakulic. From Nov 2005.

Novelists Ronan Bennett and Barbara Trapido join Sue MacGregor to discuss books by Michael Reynolds, Bernard MacLaverty and Slavenka Drakulic. From 2005.

The Young Hemingway by Michael Reynolds.

Publisher: Norton

Grace Notes by Bernard MacLaverty

Publisher: Vintage

They Would Never Hurt a Fly by Slavenka Drakulic

Publisher: Abacus.

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Maria Aitken and Hugh Dennis

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Maria Aitken and Hugh Dennis

Host Sue MacGregor and guests Maria Aitken and Hugh Dennis discuss their favoruite books.

4 Extra Debut. Sue MacGregor is joined by actress Maria Aitken and comedian Hugh Dennis to discuss books by Vladimir Nabokov, Ian McEwan and Evelyn Waugh. From September 2005.

Sue MacGregor and her guests - actress, Maria Aitken and comedian, Hugh Dennis - discuss books by Ian McEwan, Vladimir Nabokov and Evelyn Waugh. From September 2005.

The Innocent by Ian McEwan

Publisher: Vintage

Speak Memory by Vladimir Nabokov

Publisher: Penguin Classics

A Handful of Dust by Evelyn Waugh

Publisher: Penguin Classics.

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Novelist Joanna Trollope explores the work of her favourite author, Jane Austen.

Bestselling novelist Joanna Trollope examines the work of her favourite author, Jane Austen.

Best-selling novelist Joanna Trollope examines the work of her favourite author, Jane Austen and demonstrates that there is a much darker side to her favourite author than is usually acknowledged.

With contributions from Lisa Jardine, Ian MacMillan, P D James, Professor Marilyn Butler, Andrew Davis and Gurinder Chadha.

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Soul Music

Series 5 Episode 3

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Series 5 Episode 3

Tony Benn, Cleo Laine and Paul Robeson Jr reflect on the emotional power of Ol' Man River.

Tony Benn, Cleo Laine and Paul Robeson Jr reflect on the emotional power of the song from the musical 'Showboat'. From March 2006.

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Joanne Harris & Lisa Jardine

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Joanne Harris & Lisa Jardine

The Man Booker judge and the author discuss much-loved books with host Sue MacGregor.

4 Extra Debut. Host Sue MacGregor, Man Booker judge Lisa Jardine and author Joanne Harris discuss much-loved books by Donna Leon, Patricia Duncker and Emily Bronte. From Oct 2006.

Sue MacGregor and her guests - author Joanne Harris and former Chair of the Man Booker prize, Professor Lisa Jardine - discuss books by Donna Leon, Patricia Duncker and Emily Bronte. From 2006.

Doctored Evidence by Donna Leon

Publisher: Arrow

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

Publisher: Penguin Popular Classics

The Deadly Space Between by Patricia Duncker

Publisher: Picador.

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John Mullan and Tessa Hadley

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John Mullan and Tessa Hadley

Literary journalist John Mullan and novelist Tessa Hadley join host Sue MacGregor.

Literary journalist John Mullan and novelist Tessa Hadley join host Sue MacGregor to discuss favourite books by Ford Madox Ford, EL Doctorow and JM Coetzee. From November 2006.

Sue MacGregor and her guests - novelist, Tessa Hadley and literary journalist, John Mullan - on books by Ford Madox Ford, EL Doctorow and JM Coetzee. From 2006.

The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford

Publisher: Penguin

Ragtime by EL Doctorow

Publisher: Penguin Modern Classics

Boyhood: A Memoir by JM Coetzee

Publisher: Vintage.

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Jim Perrin and Marina Warner

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Jim Perrin and Marina Warner

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 Lefanu and her guests, rock climber Jim Perrin and writer Marina Warner, discuss three favourite paperbacks by JM Synge, Robert Graves and Maeve Binchy. From 1999.

The Aran Islands by J.M. Synge

Publisher: Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics

The Greek Myths by Robert Graves

Publisher: Penguin

Evening Class by Maeve Binchy

Publisher: Orion.

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Howard Brenton and Alexander Walker

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Howard Brenton and Alexander Walker

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

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

Sarah LeFanu and her guests playwright Howard Brenton and film critic Alexander Walker discuss books by Primo Levi, Stefan Zweig and George Orwell. From 1999.

The Truce by Primo Levi

Publisher: Abacus

Casanova: A Study in Self-Portraiture by Stefan Zweig

Publisher: Puskin Press

Keep The Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

Publisher: Penguin Books.

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Mike Figgis and Mike Hodges

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Mike Figgis and Mike Hodges

Mike Figgis and Mike Hodges discuss books by James Blinn, Frederick Exley and Barbara Pym.

4 Extra Debut. Sarah LeFanu, Mike Figgis and Mike Hodges discuss books by James Blinn, Frederick Exley and Barbara Pym. From August 1999.

Sarah LeFanu and her guests, film directors Mike Figgis and Mike Hodges, discuss three favourite paperbacks by James Blinn, Frederick Exley and Barbara Pym. From 1999.

The Aardvark is Ready for War - by James Blinn

Publisher: Transworld Books

A Fan's Notes by Frederick Exley

Publisher: Yellowstone Press

Excellent Women by Barbara Pym

Publisher: Pan Books.

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Souad Faress and John Sutherland

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Souad Faress and John Sutherland

Souad Faress and John Sutherland discuss books by Salman Rushdie and James Baldwin.

4 Extra Debut. Sarah LeFanu, Souad Faress and Professor John Sutherland discuss books by Salman Rushdie and James Baldwin. From August 1999.

Sarah LeFanu and her guests, actress Souad Faress and writer and lecturer Professor John Sutherland, discuss three favourite paperbacks. From 1999.

Midnight's Children - by Salman Rushdie

Publisher: Vintage

Tell Me How Long the Train's Been Gone - by James Baldwin

Publisher: Penguin

Christina the Astonishing - by Jane Draycott and Lesley Saunders

Publisher: Two Rivers Press.

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Margaret Forster, Joan Bakewell and Gerard McBurney

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Margaret Forster, Joan Bakewell and Gerard McBurney

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

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

Margaret Forster and her guests Joan Bakewell and composer Gerard McBurney discuss three of their favourite paperbacks by Benjamin Franklin, VS Naipaul and Andrea Levy. From 1999.

The Fruit of the Lemon by Andrea Levy

Publisher: Headline (Hodder)

Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Publisher: Penguin Classics

A Way in the World by VS Naipaul

Publisher: Minerva.

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Misha Glenny and Anne Marie Huby

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Misha Glenny and Anne Marie Huby

Louise Doughty, Misha Glenny and Anne-Marie Huby debate books.

4 Extra Debut. Louise Doughty, Misha Glenny and Anne-Marie Huby discuss books by James Lee Burke, EM Forster and Robert Musil. From April 2001.

Louise Doughty and her guests - writer, Misha Glenny and co-founder and managing director of the online charity Justgiving, Anne Marie Huby discuss their favourite paperbacks by James Lee Burke, EM Forster and Robert Musil. From 2001.

Purple Cane Road, by James Lee Burke

Publisher: Orion

The Man Without Qualities, by Robert Musil

Publisher: Picador

Howard's End, by EM Forster

Publisher: Penguin.

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Jan Ravens and Anne Enright

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Jan Ravens and Anne Enright

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

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

Louise Doughty is joined by actress Jan Ravens and novelist Anne Enright to discuss paperbacks by JG Farrell, Margaret Forster and Chinua Achebe. From 2001.

Troubles by JG Farrell

Publisher: Phoenix

Have the Men Had Enough? by Margaret Forster

Publisher: Penguin

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

Publisher: Heinemann.

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Michael White & Patrick Gale

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Michael White & Patrick Gale

Louise Doughty, Patrick Gale, Michael White on books by Wilkie Collins and Michael Frayn.

4 Extra Debut. Louise Doughty, Patrick Gale and Michael White on paperbacks by Wilkie Collins, Deborah Moggach and Michael Frayn. From August 2001.

Louise Doughty and her guests, writer Patrick Gale and journalist Michael White, discuss paperbacks by Wilkie Collins, Deborah Moggach and Michael Frayn. From 2001.

Armadale by Wilkie Collins

Publisher: Penguin

Tulip Fever by Deborah Moggach

Publisher: Vintage

Headlong by Michael Frayn

Publisher: Faber and Faber.

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Pamela Stephenson-Connolly & Peter Florence

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Pamela Stephenson-Connolly & Peter Florence

With Rosie Boycott, Pamela Stephenson-Connolly and Peter Florence.

4 Extra Debut. Rosie Boycott, Pamela Stephenson-Connolly and Peter Florence discuss books by Cormac McCarthy and Andrew Solomon. From August 2002.

Psychotherapist and former comedian, Pamela Stephenson-Connolly, and Peter Florence, the director of the Hay-on-Wye Festival, join Rosie Boycott to discuss by Cormac McCarthy and Andrew Solomon. From 2002.

Eureka Street by Robert McLiam Wilson

Publisher: Vintage

The Noonday Demon by Andrew Solomon

Publisher: Vintage

All The Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy

Publisher: Picador.

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