Ukip win one and almost win another. How will Westminster respond? And an interview with Booker nominee Richard Flanangan. With Emily Maitlis.
Richard Flanagan talks about The Narrow Road to the Deep North, winner of the Man Booker Prize 2014. Presented by James Naughtie and recorded with a group of readers. Show more
1992. Australia's most wanted criminal, Ziggy Heidl, needs a ghostwriter for his memoir. Read by Luke Mullins.
Richard Flanagan on why he had to write about the Thai-Burmese Death Railway, a celebration of the cult author Robert Aickman, a tip from Peter Straus and all about Self-Help. Show more
Man Booker Prize-winning novelist Richard Flanagan, opera singer Lisette Oropesa and feathers sculpture artist Kate MccGwire. Show more
With Anne McElvoy. Including portraits of Virginia Woolf at the National Portrait Gallery, Richard Flanagan's new novel, the security services in fiction and medical history. Show more
It is 1992 in Melbourne, and Australia's most wanted criminal, Ziggy Heidl, needs a ghostwriter for his memoir. But he is due to go on trial in 6 weeks. Show more
Kif is a struggling would-be novelist with a pregnant wife and no income. A tempting offer makes it easy to set aside his aspirations to great literature. Show more
Penning the memoir of a criminal celebrity proves frustrating - without any facts. Kif struggles to get Ziggy to divulge reliable information. Show more
Ziggy hints at CIA involvement and maintains the banks want to kill him. Kif is under increasing pressure from the publishers to produce a manuscript. Show more
Kif has returned to Tasmania to write but, panicked by pressure, he turns on his heavily pregnant wife. After a furious row he storms out of the family home, leaving Suzy in tears. Show more
Kif is unnerved after a huge row with Heidl which reveals he carries a gun. The manuscript is incomplete, the deadline is looming, and Heidl has yet to sign any release form. Show more
On a wooded hill near Heidl's house, hidden by trees, Kif has watched as Heidl placed the gun in his mouth and pulled the trigger. Now Kif approaches the motionless body. Show more
Now that the book has been finished, all that remains is for Kif and the editor Pia to select some images to accompany the text. In a conference room, they go through the photos. Show more
Now a successful producer of reality TV, Kif's life feels as hollow and morally lost as Heidl's. Lunch with Pia brings back old memories and awkward questions. Show more
2014 Man Booker Prize winner Richard Flanagan journeys with Alan Yentob through his native Tasmania, visiting the places that have inspired his novels. Show more