October 24th, 2012
Episode 213 of 1249 episodes
Philip Dodd talks to Playwright Howard Brenton discussing his new play, 55 days, focusing on Cromwell and Charles 1st. The life of traveller and writer Paddy Leigh Fermor often appears to have been one great adventure. Biographer Artemis Cooper is joined by acclaimed travel writer Colin Thubron to discuss who the great travel writer really was. Corin Throsby reviews Elena, the Russian film which won a special prize at the Cannes Film Festival this year. And Jo Nesbo, the Norwegian writer and economist, reflects on his novel The Bat, as the first of the Harry Hole detective novels is finally translated into English.