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Edward St Aubyn - Mother's Milk

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

James Naughtie and a group of readers talk to author Edward St Aubyn about his novel Mother's Milk which was shortlisted for the 2006 Man Booker Prize. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
James Naughtie
Interviewed Guest:
Edward St Aubyn
Producer:
Dymphna Flynn

Bookclub

Patrick Gale - A Place Called Winter

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Patrick Gale talks to James Naughtie and readers about A Place Called Winter, the story of Harry Cane, who emigrates to the harsh prairie wilderness of Canada in the early 1900s. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
James Naughtie
Interviewed Guest:
Patrick Gale
Producer:
Dymphna Flynn

Bookclub

Blake Morrison - And When Did You Last See Your Father?

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Presented by James Naughtie. Poet Blake Morrison talks about his groundbreaking memoir And When Did You Last See Your Father? Recorded at the Ilkley Literature Festival, Yorkshire. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
James Naughtie
Interviewed Guest:
Blake Morrison
Producer:
Dymphna Flynn

Bookclub

Deborah Levy - Swimming Home

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Deborah Levy discusses her novel Swimming Home, which was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2012. Presented by James Naughtie and including a group of invited readers. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Deborah Levy
Producer:
Dymphna Flynn

The RSC at 50

Episode 1: The Ensemble

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

4 Extra Debut. James Naughtie follows the Royal Shakespeare Company as they prepare a new production of Macbeth. From April 2011. Show more

Bookclub

Barbara Trapido - The Travelling Hornplayer

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Writer Barbara Trapido talks to James Naughtie about her 1998 novel The Travelling Hornplayer with contributions and questions from a group of invited readers. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Barbara Trapido
Producer:
Dymphna Flynn

Bookclub

Eimear McBride - A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

James Naughtie and a group of readers talk to Irish writer Eimear McBride about her novel A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing, which won the Baileys Prize for Fiction in 2014. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Eimear McBride
Producer:
Dymphna Flynn

Bookclub

Jay McInerney - Bright Lights, Big City

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

American writer Jay McInerney discusses his debut novel Bright Lights, Big City, which established him as the chronicler of New York's hedonistic 1980s elite. With James Naughtie. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
James Naughtie
Interviewed Guest:
Jay McInerney
Presenter:
Dymphna Flynn

The RSC at 50

Episode 2: The First Ten Years

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

James Naughtie explores how the Royal Shakespeare Company started in 1961, and its dynamic first ten years. From April 2011. Show more

The RSC at 50

Episode 3: The New Theatre

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

James Naughtie follows the struggle to create a new theatre for the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon. From April 2011. Show more

Bookclub

Paul Theroux - Dark Star Safari

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Paul Theroux discusses Dark Star Safari, his account of a perilous overland journey from Cairo to Cape Town in 2001, with James Naughtie and a group of invited readers. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
James Naughtie
Interviewed Guest:
Paul Theroux
Producer:
Dymphna Flynn

Bookclub

John Banville - The Sea

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Irish writer John Banville discusses his novel The Sea, which won the Man Booker prize in 2005. James Naughtie presents, and a group of readers join in the conversation. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
James Naughtie
Interviewed Guest:
John Banville
Producer:
Dymphna Flynn

Bookclub

Maggie O'Farrell - The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Maggie O'Farrell talks to James Naughtie about her novel The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox. Recorded at the Borders Book Festival with an audience of readers. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
James Naughtie
Interviewed Guest:
Maggie O'Farrell
Producer:
Dymphna Flynn

Saturday Live

Phill Jupitus

Duration: 1 hour, 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Morning magazine show. Aasmah Mir and Richard Coles are joined by comedian and actor Phill Jupitus. Irish folk singer Mary Black chooses her Inheritance Tracks. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Aasmah Mir
Presenter:
Richard Coles
Interviewed Guest:
Phill Jupitus
Interviewed Guest:
Mary Black
Interviewed Guest:
Sue Lawrence
Interviewed Guest:
Cassandro undefined
Interviewed Guest:
Amanda Shipman
Interviewed Guest:
James Naughtie
Producer:
Alex Lewis

Bookclub

Christos Tsiolkas - The Slap

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

James Naughtie and a group of readers talk to Australian novelist Christos Tsiolkas about his controversial and award-winning debut The Slap. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
James Naughtie
Interviewed Guest:
Christos Tsiolkas
Producer:
Dymphna Flynn

Bookclub

Ann Patchett - Bel Canto

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

American writer Ann Patchett talks to James Naughtie and a group of readers about her Orange Prize-winning novel Bel Canto. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Ann Patchett
Producer:
Dymphna Flynn

Bookclub

Jennifer Egan: A Visit from the Goon Squad

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

James Naughtie and readers talk to American author Jennifer Egan about her groundbreaking novel A Visit from the Goon Squad, which won the Pulitzer prize for fiction in 2011. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Jennifer Egan
Producer:
Dymphna Flynn

Bookclub

Don DeLillo - Underworld

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

American novelist Don DeLillo gives an account of writing his modern masterpiece Underworld. With James Naughtie and a group of readers. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
James Naughtie
Interviewed Guest:
Don DeLillo
Producer:
Dymphna Flynn

Bookclub

Evie Wyld - After the Fire, a Still Small Voice

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

James Naughtie and a group of readers talk to award-winning novelist Evie Wyld about After the Fire, a Still Small Voice. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
James Naughtie
Interviewed Guest:
Evie Wyld
Producer:
Dymphna Flynn

Bookclub

Helen Macdonald - H is for Hawk

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Helen Macdonald talks to James Naughtie and readers about her memoir H is for Hawk which won the Samuel Johnson Prize for non-fiction in 2014. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Helen Macdonald
Producer:
Dymphna Flynn