Books and Radio

Podcasts and BBC Radio

There are hours of free archived podcasts featuring authors, old and new, discussing their books and other book discussions.

Radio 4: Bookclub

James Naughtie and readers talk to acclaimed authors about their best known novels. Authors include: Douglas Adams, Alan Bennett, Alice Sebold and Maya Angelou.


Radio 4: Open Book and A Good Read

The Books and Authors podcast features Open Book and A Good Read. In Open Book, Mariella Frostrup talks to leading authors about their work. A Good Read features Harriett Gilbert discussing a range of favourite titles with guests.

World Book Club

From Alice Walker to Chinua Achebe, the world's greatest authors discuss their best known novel. This monthly programme, presented by Harriett Gilbert, includes questions from BBC World Service listeners.

 Books on BBC Radio
Radio 4: Book of the Week


Radio 4: Book at Bedtime


Radio 4 Extra
Book Discussion on Radio 2

Radio 2 Book Club