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Duration: 15 minutes

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

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Cora meets freeborn men for the first time and begins a new life on the Valentine farm. Colson Whitehead's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, read by Clarke Peters. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

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

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Cora faces Ridgeway once more, and makes a final journey on the railroad. Colson Whitehead's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, read by Clarke Peters. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

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

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Cora flees, but where will the railroad take her on this occasion? Colson Whitehead's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, read by Clarke Peters. Show more

A Good Read

Adam Kay and Farrah Jarral

Duration: 30 minutes

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

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Two former doctors, writer Adam Kay and broadcaster Farrah Jarral, join Harriett Gilbert to talk about favourite books by Mohsin Hamid, David Sedaris and Per Petterson. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Adam Kay
Interviewed Guest:
Farrah Jarral
Producer:
Mair Bosworth

A Good Read

Tony Parsons and Olly Mann

Duration: 30 minutes

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

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Tony Parsons and Olly Mann talk favourite books with Harriett Gilbert including Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty and Never Mind by Edward St Aubyn. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Tony Parsons
Interviewed Guest:
Olly Mann
Producer:
Mair Bosworth

A Good Read

Sathnam Sanghera and Hadley Freeman

Duration: 30 minutes

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

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Sathnam Sanghera and Hadley Freeman talk favourite books with Harriett Gilbert, including Spring by David Szalay and The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing by Melissa Bank. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Sathnam Sanghera
Interviewed Guest:
Hadley Freeman
Producer:
Mair Bosworth

A Good Read

Kit de Waal and Nina Stibbe

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Kit de Waal and Nina Stibbe talk favourite books with Harriett Gilbert, including The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro and Reflections in a Golden Eye by Carson McCullers. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Nina Stibbe
Interviewed Guest:
Edmund de Waal
Producer:
Mair Bosworth

A Good Read

Alice Lowe and Andrew Hunter Murray

Duration: 30 minutes

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

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Alice Lowe and Andrew Hunter Murray talk favourite books with Harriett Gilbert, including The First Bad Man by Miranda July and Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day by Winifred Watson. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Andrew Hunter Murray
Interviewed Guest:
Alice Lowe
Producer:
Mair Bosworth

A Good Read

Jon McGregor and Cathy Rentzenbrink

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Jon McGregor and Cathy Rentzenbrink talk favourite books with Harriett Gilbert, including Moon Tiger by Penelope Lively, Things That Are by Amy Leach and This Boy by Alan Johnson. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Jon McGregor
Interviewed Guest:
Cathy Rentzenbrink
Producer:
Mair Bosworth

A Good Read

Alexei Sayle and Meg Rosoff

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Alexei Sayle and Meg Rosoff trade favourite books with Harriett Gilbert, including A High Wind in Jamaica, Mistakes Were Made (But Not By Me) and Friends in High Places. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Alexei Sayle
Interviewed Guest:
Meg Rosoff
Producer:
Mair Bosworth

Stephen King - Cookie Jar

Peculiar Childhood

Duration: 15 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. When his great-grandson asks for a story, Rhett begins to tell him about his own mother's peculiar life. Read by Colin Stinton. From October 2016. Show more

Stephen King - Cookie Jar

Cookie Communions

Duration: 15 minutes

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

After his mother's untimely death, Rhett inherits a cookie jar that has some very unusual properties. Read by Colin Stinton. From October 2016. Show more

Stephen King - Cookie Jar

Bottom of the Jar

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Rhett returns home after World War Two, where the unusual cookie jar continues to exert its influence. Read by Colin Stinton. From October 2016. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

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

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Still stranded in North Carolina, Cora awaits word from the underground railroad. Colson Whitehead's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, read by Clarke Peters. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

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

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Ridgeway the slave catcher is determined to deliver Cora back to the Randall Plantation. Colson Whitehead's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, read by Clarke Peters. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Kazuo Ishiguro's haunting dystopian novel read by Rachel Shelley. As the students enter their last months of school, the reality of donations creeps closer. From June 2016.