In a rare interview from 1998, Stephen King, the world's best-selling author, talks to Mark Lawson about a life of horror Show more
Mark Lawson talks to author Margaret Atwood about winning the Booker Prize for Fiction with her novel The Blind Assassin Show more
Sir Paul McCartney talks to John Wilson about the origins of the lyrics to some of the Beatles' most famous songs. Show more
A special edition of Front Row in which Mark Lawson talks to writer Ian McEwan about his work. A programme from 2001. Show more
Patricia Cornwell is the author of a series of novels featuring Kay Scarpetta. She reveals the influences on her writing career and discusses her interest in forensic science. Show more
Celebrating his 70th birthday, American writer John Updike talked to Mark Lawson about his childhood, religious faith and novels. Show more
Don DeLillo's novels include Libra focusing on the Kennedy Assassination. In this interview, recorded in 2003, Delillo discusses his new novel at the time, Cosmopolis.
Sue Townsend and Francine Stock discuss Mark Haddon's novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time. Show more
As he opens a London production of The Goat, where an architect falls in love with a goat, Edward Albee also discusses teasing audiences in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf. Show more
In an extended interview, Mark Lawson talks to novelist Muriel Spark about her forthcoming book The Finishing School and a literary career that now spans six decades Show more
John Irving's novels include A Prayer for Owen Meany and The Cider House Rules. He describes the way his novel Until I Find You draws on his own experience of sexual abuse. Show more
In conversation with John Wilson, Paul McCartney reveals how he writes songs, including one of his best-loved tracks having its roots in a fragment of Bach. Show more
The writer Alan Bennett talks about his life and work in the context of his new book Untold Stories Show more
In November 2005, Kate Bush broke a 12-year silence with the release of her album, Aerial. She talks to John Wilson about the making of the record in a rare interview. Show more
Mark Lawson interviews David Attenborough about his series on invertebrates. He also talks about changes in broadcasting and technology. Show more
In the last major broadcast interview of his life Norman Mailer talks about the way experiences in the Second World War, shaped him. Show more
Mark Lawson meets the American writer Norman Mailer. Now aged 84, Mailer is about to publish a new novel which focuses on the childhood of Adolf Hitler. Show more
With Mark Lawson, including an interview with the 78-year-old American dramatist Edward Albee, whose play The Lady from Dubuque is about to receive a major new London production.
Arts news and reviews with Mark Lawson. Guests are Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg, the team behind musicals such as Les Miserables and Miss Saigon.