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A Good Read

Miranda Sawyer and Tom Robinson

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Miranda Sawyer and Tom Robinson talk with Harriett Gilbert about the books they love, by authors Joan Didion, Alan Hollinghurst and Ben Aaronovitch. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Miranda Sawyer
Interviewed Guest:
Tom Robinson
Producer:
Beth O'Dea

A Good Read

Cariad Lloyd and Mike Bullen

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Harriett Gilbert talks with comedian Cariad Lloyd and Cold Feet screenwriter Mike Bullen about the books they love: by Iris Murdoch, Joshua Ferris and Margery Allingham. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Cariad Lloyd
Interviewed Guest:
Mike Bullen
Producer:
Beth O'Dea

A Good Read

Adam Hart-Davis and Sue Blackmore

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Harriett Gilbert is joined by psychologist Sue Blackmore and broadcaster Adam Hart-Davis to discuss their favourite books. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Adam Hart-Davis
Interviewed Guest:
Sue Blackmore

A Good Read

Sebastian Faulks and Sarfraz Manzoor

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Sebastian Faulks, Sarfraz Manzoor and Harriett Gilbert talk about favourite books, including The Plot Against America, in which Philip Roth imagines a fascist in the White House. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Sebastian Faulks
Interviewed Guest:
Sarfraz Manzoor
Producer:
Sally Heaven

A Good Read

Terry Christian and Dr Kevin Fong

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Presenter of The Word Terry Christian and space doctor Kevin Fong talk about books they love with Harriett Gilbert. Ray Bradbury, Matt Haig and Susan Hill are on the agenda. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Terry Christian
Interviewed Guest:
Kevin Fong
Producer:
Beth O'Dea

A Good Read

Meera Syal and Stephen Grosz

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Writer, comedian and actor Meera Syal and psychoanalyst and author Stephen Grosz discuss their favourite books with Harriett Gilbert. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Meera Syal
Interviewed Guest:
Stephen Grosz

A Good Read

Rebecca Front and Laura Dockrill

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Actress Rebecca Front and poet and writer Laura Dockrill talk about their favourite books with Harriett Gilbert. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Rebecca Front
Interviewed Guest:
Laura Dockrill

A Good Read

Christopher Frayling and Abi Morgan

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Harriett Gilbert discusses favourite books with writer Christopher Frayling and screenwriter Abi Morgan, including A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, by Dave Eggers. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Christopher Frayling
Interviewed Guest:
Abi Morgan
Producer:
Beth O'Dea

A Good Read

Annie Mac and Kathy Lette

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

DJ Annie Mac and author Kathy Lette talk favourite books with Harriett Gilbert, including The Fault In Our Stars by John Green and Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Annie Mac
Interviewed Guest:
Kathy Lette
Producer:
Beth O'Dea

A Good Read

David Greig and Natalie Haynes

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Natalie Haynes and David Greig join Harriett Gilbert to discuss favourite books, including titles by Patricia Highsmith, David Foster Wallace and Zachary Mason. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
David Greig
Interviewed Guest:
Natalie Haynes

A Good Read

Jon Richardson and Emma Kennedy

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Comedian Jon Richardson and actor-writer Emma Kennedy talk favourite books with Harriett Gilbert, including the compelling real-life story of Everett Ruess: A Vagabond for Beauty. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Jon Richardson
Interviewed Guest:
Emma Kennedy
Producer:
Beth O'Dea

A Good Read

Claire Skinner and Louise Welsh

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Actress Claire Skinner and author Louise Welsh talk favourite books with Harriett Gilbert, including works by Karl Ove Knausgaard, Robert Louis Stevenson and Dorothy L Sayers. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Claire Skinner
Interviewed Guest:
Louise Welsh

A Good Read

Miriam Margolyes and Mark Haddon

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Harriett Gilbert discusses favourite books with actress Miriam Margolyes and writer Mark Haddon, including Great Expectations, Breakfast at Tiffany's and To the Lighthouse. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Miriam Margolyes
Interviewed Guest:
Mark Haddon

A Good Read

Martin Lewis and Tanita Tikaram

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Martin Lewis and Tanita Tikaram join Harriett Gilbert to talk about books they love, including the first in CJ Sansom's Shardlake series and the novel Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Martin Lewis
Interviewed Guest:
Tanita Tikaram
Producer:
Sally Heaven

A Good Read

Sally Phillips and Julia Donaldson

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Actor Sally Phillips and author Julia Donaldson talk about books they love with Harriett Gilbert, including John Irving's A Prayer for Owen Meany and Outline by Rachel Cusk. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Sally Phillips
Interviewed Guest:
Julia Donaldson
Producer:
Sally Heaven

A Good Read

Owen Jones and Georgia LA

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Owen Jones and Georgia LA join Harriett Gilbert to discuss favourite books, including The Line of Beauty by Alan Hollinghurst and The Power by Naomi Alderman. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Owen Jones
Interviewed Guest:
Georgia LA

A Good Read

Jenny Colgan and Steven Camden (Polarbear)

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Author Jenny Colgan and writer-performer Steven Camden (Polarbear) talk about favourite books with Harriett Gilbert, including The Basketball Diaries and The Little Prince. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Jenny Colgan
Interviewed Guest:
Steven Camden
Producer:
Beth O'Dea

A Good Read

Eliza Manningham-Buller and Elif Shafak

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Former MI5 head Eliza Manningham-Buller and Turkish author Elif Shafak discuss favourite books with Harriett Gilbert. Choices include Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's latest, Americanah. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Eliza Manningham-Buller
Interviewed Guest:
Elif Shafak

A Good Read

Dawn O'Porter and Graham Fellows

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Dawn O'Porter and Graham Fellows, aka John Shuttleworth, discuss their favourite books, including Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse and Green Girl by Kate Zambreno. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Dawn O'Porter
Interviewed Guest:
Graham Fellows
Producer:
Beth O'Dea

A Good Read

Sean Lock and Roisin Conaty

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Harriett Gilbert and comedians Sean Lock and Roisin Conaty discuss Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale, The Getaway by Jim Thompson, and Beryl Bainbridge's Every Man for Himself. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Sean Lock
Interviewed Guest:
Roisin Conaty