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Books, reviews, debates, author interviews and more from The TV Book Club

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Books, reviews, debates, author interviews and more from The TV Book Club

Series 5 Summary

Caroline Quentin joins the presenter panel for this series

  • The TV Book Club: Before I Go to Sleep

    Episode 1 - The TV Book Club

    Caroline Quentin joins the presenter panel for the new series. In this first episode, Caroline, Dave Spikey, Laila Rouass and guest Simon Day discuss Before I Go to Sleep by SJ Watson.

  • The TV Book Club: The Sisters Brothers

    Episode 2 - The TV Book Club

    Dave Spikey, Laila Rouass and Meera Syal are joined by guest Charley Boorman to discuss The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt. This episode features an interview with Adele Parks.

  • The TV Book Club: The Somnambulist

    Episode 3 - The TV Book Club

    The panel and celebrity guest Sue Johnston discuss The Somnabulist, Essie Fox's tale of lost love, grief, murder and madness in Victorian England. This episode features an interview with Ian Rankin.

  • The TV Book Club: Into the Darkest Corner

    Episode 4 - The TV Book Club

    The Book Club discuss Into the Darkest Corner, Elizabeth Haynes' edgy and powerful tale of obsession and suspense. The guest is Lisa Faulkner and there's an interview with Michael Morpurgo.

  • The TV Book Club: Rules of Civility

    Episode 5 - The TV Book Club

    The Book Club discuss Rules of Civility, Amor Towles' tale of life in 1930s New York. The guest in this episode is Russell Kane, and there's an interview with Simon Scarrow.

  • The TV Book Club: Girl Reading

    Episode 6 - The TV Book Club

    The club discuss Girl Reading, Katie Ward's novel about seven portraits, seven artists and seven girls reading. With guests John and Carole Barrowman and an interview with Tony Parsons.

  • The TV Book Club: The Report

    Episode 7 - The TV Book Club

    The Book Club discuss The Report, Jessica Francis Kane's compelling novel about Britain's worst civilian disaster of the Second World War. The guest in this episode is Dave Gorman.

  • The TV Book Club: The Family Fang

    Episode 8 - The TV Book Club

    The Book Club discuss The Family Fang, Kevin Wilson's tender and funny examination of making art and surviving your family. The guest in this episode is Julian Clary.

  • The TV Book Club: Half of the Human Race

    Episode 9 - The TV Book Club

    Dave Spikey, Laila Rouass, Rory McGrath and celebrity guest Stephanie Beacham discuss Half of the Human Race, Anthony Quinn's tale of romance, universal suffrage and cricket

  • The TV Book Club: You Deserve Nothing

    Episode 10 - The TV Book Club

    Caroline Quentin, Laila Rouass, Rory McGrath and celebrity guest Alex James discuss You Deserve Nothing, Alexander Maksik's gripping story of power, idealism and morality