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Alexander McCall Smith

Alexander McCall Smith Interviewed by Paul Blezard

Trains and Lovers and No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency

3:30pm | Saturday 16 March 2013 Fiction
Roger McGough

Roger McGough

As Far As I Know

6:00pm | Saturday 16 March 2013 Poetry
Peter Hitchens

Peter Hitchens and Simon Jenkins

The Oxford Debate: War on Drugs: Should We End It or Are We Not Tough Enough?

12:00pm | Sunday 17 March 2013 Contemporary Society
Philip Pullman

Philip Pullman Interviewed by Peter Kemp

Grimm Tales: For Young and Old

2:00pm | Sunday 17 March 2013 Language & Literature
David Walsh

David Walsh

Seven Deadly Sins: My Pursuit of Lance Armstrong

10:00am | Tuesday 19 March 2013 Sport
Sue Townsend

Sue Townsend Interviewed by Peter Kemp

Celebrating The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole

12:00pm | Tuesday 19 March 2013 Fiction
Carlo Petrini

Carlo Petrini

Go Slow with Carlo Petrini

2:00pm | Tuesday 19 March 2013 Food and Drink
Madhur Jaffrey

Madhur Jaffrey and Hardeep Singh Kohli

Curry Nation and Indian Takeaway

5:00pm | Tuesday 19 March 2013 Food and Drink
William Sutcliffe

William Sutcliffe and Victoria Brittain Chaired by Jon Snow

Beyond Walls

12:00pm | Wednesday 20 March 2013 Current Affairs
Philip Pullman

Philip Pullman Interviewed by Peter Kemp

His Dark Materials Trilogy

5:00pm | Wednesday 20 March 2013 Children and Young People
Joanne Harris

Joanne Harris Interviewed by Paul Blezard

Peaches for Monsieur Le Curé

10:00am | Thursday 21 March 2013 Fiction
Ruth Rendell

Ruth Rendell Interviewed by Peter Kemp

The Child’s Child by Barbara Vine

12:00pm | Thursday 21 March 2013 Crime Fiction
Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones

Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones, Clare Mulley and Chris Morgan Jones Chaired by Mark Huband

The Spying Game: Reality and Fiction

2:00pm | Thursday 21 March 2013 Current Affairs
Paddy Ashdown

Paddy Ashdown

Universal Values: Are They a Basis For World Order?

4:00pm | Thursday 21 March 2013 Contemporary Society
Kate Mosse

Kate Mosse and Antony Beevor

Historical Fact and Fiction

10:00am | Friday 22 March 2013 History
Julian Barnes

Julian Barnes Interviewed by Hermione Lee

Julian Barnes: Through the Window

12:00pm | Friday 22 March 2013 Fiction
Antony Beevor

Antony Beevor

The Second World War

2:00pm | Friday 22 March 2013 History
Seamus Heaney

Seamus Heaney and Kevin Crossley-Holland

The Chancellor’s Lecture: Seamus Heaney – The Life of a Poet

5:30pm | Friday 22 March 2013 Poetry
Julia Donaldson

Julia Donaldson

Stories and Songs with the Children’s Laureate

10:00am | Saturday 23 March 2013 Children and Young People
Diarmaid MacCulloch

Diarmaid MacCulloch

Silence in Christian History

12:00pm | Saturday 23 March 2013 Faith and Religion
William Dalrymple

William Dalrymple

The Return of a King: The Battle for Afghanistan

2:00pm | Saturday 23 March 2013 History
Adam  Michnik

Adam Michnik

Pitfalls on the Road to Democracy in Central and Eastern Europe (Havel, Geremek, Chodorkowski)

5:00pm | Saturday 23 March 2013 Contemporary Society
Anthony Horowitz

Anthony Horowitz Interviewed by Nicolette Jones

The Power of Five: Oblivion

10:00am | Sunday 24 March 2013 Children and Young People
Nick Robinson

Nick Robinson

Live from Downing Street

12:00pm | Sunday 24 March 2013 Politics & Memoirs
Cornelia Funke

Cornelia Funke Interviewed by Nicolette Jones


2:00pm | Sunday 24 March 2013 Children and Young People
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Hilary Mantel

Hilary Mantel Interviewed by Sarah Thomas

The 2013 Bodley Lecture: Bring Up the Bodies. Followed by Award of Bodley Medal to Hilary Mantel

4:00pm | Sunday 24 March 2013 Language & Literature