June 12th, 2012
Episode 153 of 1236 episodes
Samira Ahmed talks to the writer Robert Caro about The Passage of Power, the latest volume of his celebrated biography of Lyndon B. Johnson. Also in the programme - more power and politics as we review the new Julius Caesar at the RSC. Plus the South African actress Janet Suzman looks at Shakespeare's women - from Cleopatra to Ophelia - and asks if scholars have misunderstood how many of the great theatrical roles for women have been played. And Margaret Atwood looks back on the life of the late great science fiction writer Ray Bradbury who died yesterday at the age of 91.