Terry Pratchett, Salman Rushdie, Alice Walker and Joanna Trollope remember the novels of Jeffrey Archer, Sue Townsend and Tom Wolfe, as well as Stephen Hawking's Brief History of Time and Umberto Eco's The Name of the Rose.
With George Alagiah.
Kate Mosse's literary guests at the Hay Festival are China Mieville, Jean Auel and Pete McCarthy.
A three-hour version of Norma Percy's acclaimed series telling the inside story of the Middle East conflict.
Part one starts in 1948, the year of the state of Israel's founding, and ends in the early 1970s, by which time Israel had become the Middle East's dominant power. Along the way it recalls the Suez Crisis and the Six Day War.
Part Two. War broke out in 1970 and again in 1981 with the invasion of Lebanon, but peace initiatives came too - first with President Sadat of Egypt's treaty with Israel in 1978, then with the Oslo Accords, paving the way for talks between the PLO and Israel.
Azza El-Hassan's film portrayal of her neighbourhood of Ramalleh, a town under fire in the current conflict.
The history series explores the different ways people celebrated the Silver Jubilee in 1977. Signed.