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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    The Book Club discuss Girl Reading, Katie Ward's richly textured debut novel about seven portraits, seven artists and seven girls reading.

    The guests in this episode are John and Carole Barrowman, and there's an interview with Tony Parsons

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    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.

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    The Book Club discuss Into the Darkest Corner, Elizabeth Haynes' edgy and powerful tale of obsession and suspense.

    The celebrity guest in this episode is Lisa Faulkner, and there's an interview with Michael Morpurgo.

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    Dave Spikey, Laila Rouass, Meera Syal and celebrity guest Sue Johnston discuss The Somnabulist, Essie Fox's spellbinding tale of lost love, grief, murder and madness in Victorian England.

    This episode features an interview with Ian Rankin.

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    Dave Spikey, Laila Rouass and Meera Syal are joined by guest Charley Boorman to discuss The Sisters Brothers - Patrick deWitt's Booker Prize-shortlisted odyssey across gold-rush America.

    This episode features an interview with Adele Parks.

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    Caroline Quentin, Dave Spikey, Laila Rouass and guest Simon Day discuss Before I Go to Sleep, SJ Watson's critically acclaimed, best-selling novel about a woman who is incapable of maintaining memories for more than one day.

    This episode features an interview with Alexander McCall Smith.

  • The TV Book Club: Grace Williams Says It Loud

    Summer Reads

    The final episode in the summer series reviews Grace Williams Says It Loud, Emma Henderson's spirit-soaring story of betrayal, triumph, loss and love against the odds.

  • The TV Book Club: The Radleys

    Summer Reads

    The Book Club reviews The Radleys, Matt Haig's tale of a suburban family with a very big secret. The celebrity guest in this episode is Andrea Corr.

  • The TV Book Club: The Hidden Child

    Summer Reads

    The Book Club reviews The Hidden Child, Camilla Lackberg's crime novel about a Swedish writer who finds a Nazi medal amongst her late mother's belongings, and the chain of murders her discovery sets off.

    The celebrity guest in this episode is Marcus Brigstocke.

  • The TV Book Club: The Book of Human Skin

    Summer Reads

    The Book Club reviews The Book of Human Skin, Michelle Lovric's wide-ranging tale of Venetian jealousy, destruction and determination. The celebrity guest in this episode is Dr Pamela Stephenson.

  • The TV Book Club: Night Road

    Summer Reads

    The TV Book Club reviews Night Road, Kristin Hannah's moving, haunting story of two inseperable girls and the summer their families will always remember... and could never forget. The celebrity guest in this episode is Sarah Brown.

  • The TV Book Club: A Visit from the Goon Squad

    Summer Reads

    The TV Book Club reviews A Visit from the Goon Squad, Jennifer Egan's captivating, wryly humorous story of temptation and loss. The celebrity guest in this episode is Jason Isaacs.

  • The TV Book Club: Moonlight Mile

    Summer Reads

    The TV Book Club reviews Moonlight Mile, Dennis Lehane's crime thriller about a missing teenager with a tragic past. The guest in this episode is Henry Winkler.

  • The TV Book Club: The Lantern

    Summer Reads

    The first episode in the new series of Summer Reads reviews The Lantern, Deborah Lawrenson's tale of romance and mystery.

    When Eve falls for the charming, secretive Dom, their whirlwind romance leads them to Les Genévriers, a run-down, beautiful house in the south of France.

    But as summer fades to autumn, Eve finds it impossible to ignore the mysteries the house seems to be hiding - not least the strange disappearance of Dom's beautiful first wife.

    And what is the connection to the young girl who lived in the house decades before?

    The guest in this episode is Bettany Hughes.

    New to this run of Summer Reads are exclusive profile interviews with of some the world's biggest authors.

  • The TV Book Club: Spies of The Balkans

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    The final episode in the series reviews Spies of the Balkans, Alan Furst's Second World War tale of a Greek detective who gets involved in an audacious plot to smuggle Jews to safety. The guest in this episode is Larry Lamb.

  • The TV Book Club: My Last Duchess

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    The panel discuss My Last Duchess, Daisy Goodwin's tale of an American heiress who marries an English duke but struggles to pick her way through the minefield of English society. The guest is Michael Ball.

  • The TV Book Club: Even the Dogs

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    The panel discusses Even the Dogs, Jon McGregor's intense, exhilarating and intimate exploration of life on the edge of society. The guest in this episode is Arlene Phillips.

  • The TV Book Club: Bleed for Me

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    The Book Club discusses Bleed for Me, Michael Robotham's thriller about a 14-year-old girl found covered in blood, while her father lies dead in her bedroom. The guest in this episode is Nigel Havers.

  • The TV Book Club: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

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    The Book Club discusses The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Rebecca Skloot's true story of a poor southern tobacco farmer whose cancer cells - taken without her knowledge - became one of the most important tools in medicine. The guest in this episode is Rory McGrath.

  • The TV Book Club: The News Where You Are

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    The TV Book Club discusses The News Where You Are, Catherine O'Flynn's funny and touching story of a local TV news reporter haunted by disappearances. Bill Paterson is the guest.

  • The TV Book Club: Tiger Hills

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    The Book Club discusses Tiger Hills, Sarita Mandanna's tale of two children in southern India whose lives are changed when they attend a 'tiger wedding'. The guest in this episode is Patrick Kielty.

  • The TV Book Club: The Junior Officers Reading Club

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    This episode reviews The Junior Officers' Reading Club, Patrick Hennessey's inside story of how a modern soldier is made.

    William Roache is this episode's guest interviewee.

  • The TV Book Club: The Long Song by Andrea Levy

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    The Book Club reviews The Long Song, the Booker Prize-shortlisted novel from Andrea Levy, the author of Small Island.

    Ray Mears is this episode's celebrity interviewee.

  • The TV Book Club: Room by Emma Donoghue

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    The first episode in the new series reviews Room, Emma Donoghue's unsentimental yet uplifting Booker-shortlisted novel about a five-year-old boy and his mother, who spend all their time in a locked room.

    Cherie Lunghi is this episode's guest interviewee.

  • The Weight of Silence

    Summer Reads

    The TV Book Club reviews The Weight of Silence: Heather Gudenkauf's moving and compelling tale of two missing girls.

    The celebrity guest in this episode is Phil Davis, and the series also visits book clubs around the country to get their opinions on each episode's book.

  • Devil's Acre

    Summer Reads

    The TV Book Club reviews The Devil's Acre: a novel of intrigue, violence and conflicted loyalties from Matthew Plampin.

    The celebrity guest in this episode is Dame Joan Bakewell, and the series also visits book clubs around the country to get their opinions on each episode's book.

  • Ellis Island

    Summer Reads

    The TV Book Club reviews Ellis Island, Kate Kerrigan's tale of one woman's struggle to reconcile her love of New York and her love of the man she left behind fighting the War of Independence in Ireland.

    The guests in this episode are Ronni Ancona and Alistair McGowan, who discuss their book How to Wean a Man Off Football.

    The series also visits book clubs around the country to get their opinions on each episode's book.

  • Stone's Fall

    Summer Reads

    Peter Davison joins the presenting panel as the Book Club reviews Stone's Fall, Iain Pears' historical crime story that moves from Edwardian London to Paris and Venice.

    This episode's celebrity guest is actor Brian Cox, and the series also visits book clubs around the country to get their opinions on each episode's book.

  • The Legacy

    Summer Reads

    The TV Book Club reviews The Legacy, Katherine Webb's sweeping, multi-generational drama exploring the lives of two very different women from one remarkable family.

    The celebrity interviewee in this episode is Robert Lindsay, and The TV Book Club visits book clubs around the country to get their opinions on each episode's book.

  • The Man Who Disappeared

    Summer Reads

    The TV Book Club reviews The Man Who Disappeared, Clare Morrall's thought-provoking and inspiring tale of a woman whose usually reliable husband vanishes.

    The celebrity interviewee in this episode is Jenny Eclair, and The TV Book Club visits book clubs around the country to get their opinions on each episode's book.

  • The Help

    Summer Reads

    The TV Book Club returns for an eight-part series of Summer Reads. This first episode is presented by Jo Brand, Dave Spikey, Laila Rouass and Stephen Tompkinson, and reviews The Help, Kathryn Stockett's funny and moving story of three Mississippi women from different backgrounds.

    This episode's celebrity interviewee is Peter Andre, and The TV Book Club also visits book clubs around the country to get their opinions on each episode's book.

  • The Silver Linings Play Book

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    The TV Book Club reviews Matthew Quick's The Silver Linings Play Book, and interviews David Threlfall.

  • Wedlock

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    The TV Book Club reviews Wendy Moore's Wedlock, and interviews Dennis Lawson.

  • The Way Home

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    The TV Book Club reviews George Pelecanos's The Way Home, and interviews Richard E Grant.

  • Brixton Beach

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    The TV Book Club reviews Roma Tearne's Brixton Beach, and interviews Danny Wallace.

  • The Rapture

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    The TV Book Club reviews Liz Jensen's The Rapture, and interviews Martine McCutcheon.

  • Cutting for Stone

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    The TV Book Club reviews Abraham Verghese's Cutting for Stone, and interviews Stephen Tompkinson.

  • Juliet, Naked

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    The TV Book Club reviews Nick Hornby's Juliet, Naked, and the celebrity guest is John Thomson.

  • Sacred Hearts

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    The TV Book Club reviews Sarah Dunant's Sacred Hearts, and the celebrity guest is Emilia Fox.

  • Blacklands

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    The TV Book Club reviews Belinda Bauer's Blacklands, and there's an interview with Alan Davies.

  • The Little Stranger

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    The TV Book Club reviews South Bank Award-winner Sarah Waters' The Little Stranger, and there's an interview with Chris Evans.

  • The Bed I Made

    Summer Reads

    The TV Book Club reviews The Bed I Made, Lucie Whitehouse's tale of obsessive love.

    Celebrity guest Phill Jupitus discusses his book Good Morning Nantwich.

    The series also visits book clubs around the country to get their opinions on each episode's book.

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