9. Christopher Eccleston, Sebastian Faulks, and a TV-drama quiz

September 1, 2015

In this month's podcast, Christopher Eccleston chats about his latest film, the Kray Twins biopic Legend, author Sebastian Faulks discusses his latest novel Where My Heart Used to Beat, and the editorial team go head-to-head in a TV-drama quiz.

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8. Andrew Michael Hurley, Frank Barrett, Stuart Evers and how to write a bestseller

August 3, 2015

On this month’s podcast, author Andrew Michael Hurley talks about his debut novel "The Loney", travel writer Frank Barrett shares his book-lover’s tour of Britain, and Stuart Evers discusses the art of the short story. Plus, the editorial team have a go at creating their very own bestseller.

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7. John Cleese, Cathy Rentzenbrink, Deborah Moggach and this month’s film reviews

June 30, 2015

On this month's podcast, comedy legend John Cleese discusses his autobiography, writer Cathy Rentzenbrink remembers her late brother in a riveting new memoir, and author Deborah Moggach talks about her latest novel "Something to Hide". Plus, the editorial team review the latest cinema and DVD releases.

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Book Excerpt: Sidney Chambers and the Forgiveness of Sins read by author James Runcie

May 27, 2015

James Runcie reads an extract from his new book Sidney Chambers and the Forgiveness of Sins. In this section a mysterious stranger flees the scene of his wife's murder and arrives at the church in Grantchester, in search of sanctuary.

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6. James Runcie, Justin Fletcher and This Month’s DVDs

May 27, 2015

On this month's podcast, author James Runcie discusses his ecclesiastical detective Sidney Chambers, Justin Fletcher talks about doing the voice for Shaun the Sheep, and the editorial team tackle the 50 Shades of Grey quiz.

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Book Excerpt: So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed read by author Jon Ronson

March 24, 2015

Journalist Jon Ronson reads an extract from his new book So Youve Been Publicly Shamed. In this section, Jon meets the controversial Judge Ted Poe, a man with strong opinions about the role of shame in reforming criminals. 

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5. Jon Ronson, Jane Smiley, Buzzfeed and This Month’s Movie Releases

March 24, 2015

This month, we chat to journalist and author Jon Ronson about public shaming, Pulitzer prize-winning novelist Jane Smiley discusses her new epic trilogy, Digested Youth looks at the growing influence of the website Buzzfeed, and Moviemail critic Mike McCahill shares his favourite cinema and DVD releases.

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Book Excerpt: The Last Honeytrap read by author Louise Lee

February 24, 2015

Debut author Louise Lee reads an extract from her novel, The Last Honeytrap, and introduces us to a beautiful and brainy – and very funny – private investigator, Florence Love. Flo’s specialty? Cheating spouses…

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4. Female Detectives, Youth Speak, Sidney Lumet’s The Group

February 24, 2015

March’s podcast features a lighthearted interview with Louise Lee, author of The Last Honeytrap, and we discuss female detectives of the Nordic Noir ilk, including Spiral, The Killing, The Bridge and The Tunnel. Tom, Farhana and Anna also review Sidney Lumet’s The Group in honour of its recent DVD release, while Laura and Mandi dissect modern slang in their new segment Digested Youth.

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3: Grayson Perry, Selma, The Oscars, Literary Spin-Offs and LFW15

January 21, 2015

This month, we venture into the National Portrait Gallery and discuss Grayson Perry's exhibition; ask whether literary spin-offs are just money spinners; film critic Mike McCahill predicts some Oscar wins (and revelations); fashion editor Georgina Yates tells us why London Fashion Week is something we should pay attention to; and things get a little heated during a discussion of Selma.

With: Tom Browne, Laura Dean-Osgood, Farhana Gani, Mandi Goodier, Anna Walker and Sophie Taylor.
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