Kevin Marsh was editor of the Today programme at the time of Andrew Gilligan's notorious 6.07 broadcast. Here, he speaks about his regret over the death of Dr David Kelly, how he believes Lord Hutton failed in his inquiry, and a rather interesting conversation with the head of British Intelligence...



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Peter Whittle

Peter Whittle, author of Being British: What's Wrong With It?, and Matthew Collins, author of Hate: My Life In The British Far Right, debate the concept of 'Britishness'

Gerald Hughes

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Gary Morecambe

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Edward Maxfield

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Denise Phillips

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Alom Shaha

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Matthew Collins

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Milton Jones

Fizzing with the one-liners and surreal humour for which he is famous, Milton Jones' Where Do Comedians Go When They Die? is an authentic, hilarious story of the life of a stand-up comedian.

Peter Hennessy

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James Delingpole

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Edwina Currie

To celebrate the publication of Edwina Currie's classic political novels as ebooks, Edwina Currie shares her thoughts on the coalition

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Edwina Week: Edwina Currie reads from A Parliamentary Affair, now available as an ebook

Alom Shaha

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Virginia Rounding

Scenes from the coronation of Tsar Nicholas II in May 1896 are some of the oldest filmed moving images in existence. Tsar Nicholas and Empress Alexandra’s story is told in Virginia Rounding’s Alix & Nicky.

Edwina Currie

How Chloe Smith should have dealt with Jeremy Paxman, Edwina Currie style

Hugh Brewster

Hugh Brewster, author of Gilded Lives, Fatal Voyage: The Titanic's First Class Passengers and their World, on the Titanic as a time capsule of a society that no longer exists, and why we must remember her fateful voyage.

John Sweeney

Wayne Rooney's footballing genius lifted him out of poverty to play for Manchester United and England, but he is more than capable of tarnishing his gold. John Sweeney's Wayne Rooney: Boots of Gold is a tarts-and-all biography of our most famous sportsman

Eric Knight

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Norman Giller

49 years ago Henry Cooper delivered one of the most famous punches in boxing history – ‘Enery’s 'Ammer’ – flooring legend Muhammad Ali. Henry’s story is told by his friend, Norman Giller, in Henry Cooper: A Hero For All Time, out now.

Dr Vadim J. Birstein

Vadim J. Birstein's SMERSH wins the St. Ermin's Hotel Intelligence Book of the Year 2012

Esther Rantzen

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Craig Summers

Craig Summers had one of the most dangerous jobs in television: keeping adventurous celebrities alive. He tells his story in Bodyguard: My Life On the Front Line. Here we see some of the moments when Craig came into real danger, in Iraq, Baghdad and more.

William Beaver

William Beaver, author of 'Under Every Leaf: How Britain Played the Greater Game from Afghanistan to Africa' on why, until now, we have known so little about Victorian intelligence, and how it helped build the Empire

Ryan O'Neal

Ryan O'Neal, author of Both of Us: My Life With Farrah, spoke to the Today programme about why he wrote the book, his failures as a parent and his love for Farrah

Stephen Cave

Immortality: the quest to live forever and how it drives civilisation

Kerri Sackville

Kerri Sackville, author of When My Husband Does The Dishes (He usually wants sex!) on juggling a career with marriage and motherhood, and things never to do in front of your partner...

Dacre Stoker

Dacre Stoker, great grandnephew of Dracula author, Bram Stoker, and Elizabeth Miller, the co-editors of The Lost Journal of Bram Stoker, discuss how the journal came to be, Bram's surprising sense of humour and his greatest legacy.

Michael Nicholson

Michael Nicholson, former ITN war correspondent and author of A State of War Exists, on his favourite war reporters, why war reporting is in the blood, and why he's very happy to be at the end of his career, rather than the beginning.

Shana Pearlman

Shana Pearlman, author of The Palin Effect: Money, Sex and Class in the New American Politics, on the drama of American politics, how it translates across the pond and when we'll see a female president

Matthew Hancock

Matthew Hancock asks a pertinent question to George Osborne

Matthew Sinclair

Matthew Sinclair discusses his new book 'Let Them Eat Carbon' at the Freedom Association's 'Free Sprits' event

Francis Beckett

Francis Beckett giving a talk at the RSA: What did the Baby Boomers ever do for us?

Peter Hain

Martin Shipton from Wales Online interviews Peter about his life and his book, Outside In. Part 2 of 2.

Peter Hain

Martin Shipton from Wales Online interviews Peter Hain about his life and his book, Outside In, now available in paperback.

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Alom Shaha

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