Mark Lawson talks to David Attenborough about his career as one of the nation's best-loved TV presenters, bringing colour TV to Britain and commissioning Porridge and Monty Python. Show more
One of Britain's greatest exponents of the detective novel, the late PD James talks about her need to write, the impact that the two world wars have had on her, religion and death. Show more
The environmental thinker James Lovelock discusses his development of the Gaia theory explaining how life and the earth have survived in a self-regulating system. Show more
Interview with the comic and naturalist. Bill delves into his past, from his early passion for wildlife to his varied TV career and the effects of his mother's mental illness. Show more
Interview with the writer and comedian.
Marguerite Patten reflects on nine decades of cookery, from being one of the first celebrity TV chefs to her performances at the Palladium and the writing of over 170 books. Show more
Cookery writer Claudia Roden talks to Mark Lawson about her memories of growing up in Cairo in the 1930s, the true origins of pasta, and going kosher for her Book of Jewish Food. Show more
Mark Lawson talks to the astronomer and English eccentric Sir Patrick Moore about his early life, career and the future of space exploration in an interview recorded in 2007. Show more
From playing princes to professors and cardinals to comedians, Jonathan Pryce is one of Britain's most versatile actors. He talks to Mark Lawson about his life and career. Show more
Actress and writer Maureen Lipman talks to Mark Lawson about life after the death of her husband Jack Rosenthal, working with Roman Polanski and being the face of a BT ad campaign. Show more
Galton and Simpson talk about their famous creations Hancock's Half Hour and Steptoe and Son, how they met each other in hospital, and why they stopped working together.
Mark Lawson talks to the actress Liz Smith about her life and career. She reflects on her lonely childhood, her days as a single mother and her determination to become an actress. Show more
Just a Minute host and raconteur Nicholas Parsons in conversation with Mark Lawson.
Writer and television performer Jonathan Meades discusses his life and career with Mark Lawson. Show more
Quentin Blake talks to Mark Lawson about life as one of Britain's best known illustrators and children's authors and whose most prolific collaboration was with Roald Dahl. Show more
Mark Lawson talks to the actress Julie Walters about her life and career, as she explores her working class roots, struggles with self-confidence and finding peace at 60. Show more
Brian Cox talks about his passion for portraying complex and difficult characters, his personal psychological battles and the low point in his career when he almost gave up acting. Show more
Private Eye editor Ian Hislop discusses his role as a satirist with Mark Lawson. He talks about the importance of Christianity to him and his years in Have I Got News For You? Show more
World-renowned naturalist David Attenborough in conversation with Mark Lawson.
Top scriptwriter Russell T Davies in conversation with Mark Lawson.