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Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Four HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Shahidha Bari examines the life and work of controversial Booker Prize winner Sir VS Naipaul. Is his legacy compromised by his self-confessed violence towards women and views on race? Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Shahidha Bari
Interviewed Guest:
Diran Adebayo
Interviewed Guest:
Andre Bagoo
Interviewed Guest:
Homi Bhabha
Interviewed Guest:
Sara Collins
Interviewed Guest:
William Dalrymple
Interviewed Guest:
Farrukh Dhondy
Interviewed Guest:
Peter Eyre
Interviewed Guest:
Shamime Ibrahim
Interviewed Guest:
Deborah Levy
Interviewed Guest:
Ankhi Mukherjee
Interviewed Guest:
Savi Naipaul Akal
Interviewed Guest:
Chibundu Onuzo
Interviewed Guest:
Kenneth Ramchand
Interviewed Guest:
Irving Ward
Interviewed Guest:
Melyin Akal
Executive Producer:
Lucy Pilkington
Director:
Emma Harpin
Producer:
Alice Wickham
Production Manager:
Catherine Donohoe
Production Manager:
Sara Revell
Production Company:
Milk and Honey Productions

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS South AsiaLatest broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS Africa

In this two part series, academic and writer, Shahidha Bari, asks if we should stop reading controversial writer V.S. Naipaul. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Shahidha Bari
Interviewed Guest:
Diran Adebayo
Interviewed Guest:
Andre Bagoo
Interviewed Guest:
Homi Bhabha
Interviewed Guest:
Sara Collins
Interviewed Guest:
William Dalrymple
Interviewed Guest:
Farrukh Dhondy
Interviewed Guest:
Peter Eyre
Interviewed Guest:
Shamime Ibrahim
Interviewed Guest:
Deborah Levy
Interviewed Guest:
Ankhi Mukherjee
Interviewed Guest:
Savi Naipaul Akal
Interviewed Guest:
Chibundu Onuzo
Interviewed Guest:
Kenneth Ramchand
Interviewed Guest:
Irving Ward
Interviewed Guest:
Melyin Akal
Executive Producer:
Lucy Pilkington
Director:
Emma Harpin
Producer:
Alice Wickham
Production Manager:
Catherine Donohoe
Production Manager:
Sara Revell
Production Company:
Milk and Honey Productions

Genres

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Booker Prize-winning novelist AS Byatt presents a selection of her favourite pieces of poetry and prose, with the help of actor Peter Eyre. From Beatrix Potter to Terry Pratchett. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 40 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Fantasy adventure. In the kingdom of Urland the people cower in fear, appeasing the wrath of an ancient dragon. Can a sorcerer's apprentice (Peter MacNicol) slay the evil beast? Show more

Contributors

Casidorus Rex:
Peter Eyre
Princess Elspeth:
Chloe Salaman
Horsrik:
Roger Kemp
Brother Jacopus:
Ian McDiarmid
Producer:
Hal Barwood