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Simon Mayo and Matt Williams invite the world's finest authors in for a chat.

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Simon Mayo and Matt Williams invite the world's finest authors in for a chat.

    Q&A with Alastair Campbell

    Q&A with Alastair Campbell

    One of the key figures in British politics for the past 30 years, Alastair Campbell tells us about his favourite books and authors.


    Alastair is a British journalist, broadcaster and political aide. He worked as Tony Blair's spokesman and campaign director (1994–1997), then as Downing Street Press Secretary (1997–2000) for Blair, who was then Labour Prime Minister. He then became Downing Street Director of Communications and spokesman for the Labour Party (2000–2003). He resigned in August 2003. Since then he has been a prolific writer and speaker - and an advocate for mental health.
     
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    Alastair Campbell (Living Better)

    Alastair Campbell (Living Better)

    "Last Christmas I almost killed myself. Almost. I've had a lot of almosts. Never gone from almost to deed. Don't think I ever will. But it was a bad almost."
    Living Better is Alastair Campbell's honest, moving and life affirming account of his lifelong struggle with depression. It is an autobiographical, psychological and psychiatric study, which explores his own childhood, family and other relationships, and examines the impact of his professional and political life on himself and those around him. But it also lays bare his relentless quest to understand depression not just through his own life but through different treatments.


    Alastair Campbell is a writer, communicator and strategist best known for his role as former British Prime Minister Tony Blair's spokesman, press secretary and director of communications and strategy. A former 'Mind Champion of the Year', he is an ambassador for several mental health charities.
     
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    Richard Osman (Thursday Murder Club)

    Richard Osman (Thursday Murder Club)

    In a peaceful retirement village, four unlikely friends meet up once a week to investigate unsolved murders.
    But when a brutal killing takes place on their very doorstep, the Thursday Murder Club find themselves in the middle of their first live case.
    Elizabeth, Joyce, Ibrahim and Ron might be pushing eighty but they still have a few tricks up their sleeves.
    Can our unorthodox but brilliant gang catch the killer before it's too late?


    Richard Osman is an author, producer and television presenter. The Thursday Murder Club is his first novel. He is well known for TV shows including Pointless and Richard Osman’s House of Games. As the creative director of Endemol UK, Richard has worked as an executive producer on numerous shows including Deal Or No Deal and 8 Out of 10 Cats. He is also a regular on panel and game shows such as Have I Got News For You, Would I Lie To You and Taskmaster.
     
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    Q&A with Richard Osman (Thursday Murder Club)

    Q&A with Richard Osman (Thursday Murder Club)

    TV producer and presenter - and now author... Richard Osman tells us about some of his favourite books and authors...which include Ben MacIntyre, Marian Keyes and Viz!
     
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    Lee Child interviews Simon Mayo (Knife Edge)

    Lee Child interviews Simon Mayo (Knife Edge)

    One of the world's most prolific and successful authors takes over presenting duties to interview Simon Mayo (Itch, Mad Blood Stirring, Radio 1 Roadshow).


    Simon's new thriller is Knife Edge. In a series of coordinated attacks, seven men and women across London have been targeted. For journalist Famie Madden, the horror unfolds as she arrives for the morning shift. The victims have one thing in common: they make up the investigations team at the news agency where Famie works. The question everyone's asking: what were they working on that could prompt such brutal devastation? As Famie starts to receive mysterious messages, she must find out whether she is being warned of the next attack, or being told that she will be the next victim...
     
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    A little taster of Lee Child interviewing Simon

    A little taster of Lee Child interviewing Simon

    Lee Child, the 100 million selling author of the Jack Reacher novels, takes over presenting duties to interview fledgling author Simon Mayo about his new book Knife Edge.
    In this clip they talk about the perils of rolling news. And how Jack Reacher would wear a mask
     
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