February 12th, 2013
Episode 281 of 1249 episodes
Novelist, poet and musician Amit Chaudhuri joins Samira Ahmed to discuss his latest book which reflects on his relationship with Calcutta. Clifford Longley and Peter Stanford discuss the unexpected resignation of Pope Benedict XVI. Susannah Clapp joins us for a first-night review of Robert Lepage’s Playing Cards 1: Spades, the latest production by one of theatre's boldest and most innovative directors. And former Whitehall insider Gill Bennett lifts the lid on the workings of British foreign policy.