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A Good Read

Juno Dawson and Pandora Sykes

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Writers Juno Dawson and Pandora Sykes discuss favourite books Bonjour Tristesse, Neuromancer and The Versions of Us with Harriett Gilbert. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Juno Dawson
Interviewed Guest:
Pandora Sykes
Producer:
Sally Heaven

A Good Read

Loyd Grossman and Skin

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Food lover Loyd Grossman and singer Skin from rock band Skunk Anansie talk to Harriett Gilbert about their favourite books, which include The Underground Railroad. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Loyd Grossman
Interviewed Guest:
Skin
Producer:
Sally Heaven

A Good Read

Steph McGovern and Jayde Adams

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Broadcaster Steph McGovern and comedian Jayde Adams talk about books with Harriett Gilbert. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Steph McGovern
Interviewed Guest:
Jade Adams
Producer:
Sally Heaven

A Good Read

Russell Kane and Peter Lord

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Peter Lord and Russell Kane talk about their favourite books with Harriett Gilbert, including Susan Pinker's The Village Effect and Riddley Walker by Russell Hoban. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Peter Lord
Interviewed Guest:
Russell Kane
Producer:
Sally Heaven

A Good Read

Professor David Nutt and Philippa Perry

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Professor David Nutt and psychotherapist Philippa Perry join Harriett Gilbert to discuss favourite books, including Aldous Huxley's final novel, Island. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
David Nutt
Interviewed Guest:
Philippa Perry
Producer:
Sally Heaven

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

Joann Fletcher and Damian Barr

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Writer Damian Barr and Egyptologist Joann Fletcher join Harriett Gilbert to talk about their favourite books, which include Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winner The Color Purple. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Joann Fletcher
Interviewed Guest:
Damian Barr
Producer:
Sally Heaven

A Good Read

Vince Cable and Ann Widdecombe

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Ann Widdecombe and Vince Cable talk to Harriett Gilbert about their favourite books, including Jonathan Dimbleby's account of El Alamein, and An Officer and a Spy by Robert Harris. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Ann Widdecombe
Interviewed Guest:
Vince Cable
Producer:
Sally Heaven

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

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

Charles Moore and Nadifa Mohamed

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Journalist and biographer Charles Moore and writer Nadifa Mohamed discuss their favourite books with Harriett Gilbert. Books on the table include Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey. Show more

A Good Read

John Timpson and John Bird

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Businessman John Timpson and Big Issue founder John Bird talk favourite books with Harriett Gilbert. Among the books for discussion is Thomas Hardy's The Mayor of Casterbridge. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
John Bird
Interviewed Guest:
John Timpson
Producer:
Sally Heaven

A Good Read

Victor Adebowale and Rachel Unthank

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Lord Victor Adebowale and musician Rachel Unthank join Harriett Gilbert to discuss favourite books. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Victor Adebowale
Interviewed Guest:
Rachel Unthank
Producer:
Sally Heaven

A Good Read

Lionel Shriver and Mae Martin

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Lionel Shriver, author of We Need to Talk About Kevin, and comedian Mae Martin talk with Harriett Gilbert about books they love. One is an American classic unknown in the UK. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Lionel Shriver
Interviewed Guest:
Mae Martin
Producer:
Sally Heaven

A Good Read

Murray Lachlan Young and Deborah Frances-White

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Harriett Gilbert talks to Murray Lachlan Young and Deborah Frances-White about good reads, including Goodbye to All That by Robert Graves and Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison. Show more

A Good Read

Harriet Harman and Pete Paphides

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Harriet Harman and Pete Paphides champion favourite books with Harriett Gilbert. Under discussion, We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver and Julian Cope's autobiography. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Harriet Harman
Interviewed Guest:
Pete Paphides
Producer:
Sally Heaven

A Good Read

Chris and Xand Van Tulleken

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Doctor twins Chris and Xand van Tulleken talk to Harriett Gilbert about favourite books, recommending The House of God by Samuel Shem and a poetry collection by James Fenton. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Chris van Tulleken
Interviewed Guest:
Xand van Tulleken
Producer:
Sally Heaven

A Good Read

Will Self and Rachel Johnson

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Will Self and Rachel Johnson talk favourite books with Harriett Gilbert. Up for discussion, a collection of Raymond Carver short stories and JR Ackerley's My Father and Myself. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Will Self
Interviewed Guest:
Rachel Johnson
Producer:
Sally Heaven

A Good Read

Toby Young and Sarah Vine

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Writers Toby Young and Sarah Vine talk favourite books with Harriett Gilbert. Choices include John Preston's A Very English Scandal and Lionel Davidson's thriller Kolymsky Heights. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Toby Young
Interviewed Guest:
Sarah Vine
Producer:
Sally Heaven

A Good Read

Caroline Lucas and Rod Liddle

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Green MP Caroline Lucas and columnist Rod Liddle debate books with Harriett Gilbert, including Flight Behaviour by Barbara Kingsolver and Red or Dead by David Peace. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Caroline Lucas
Interviewed Guest:
Rod Liddle
Producer:
Sally Heaven