❉ An appreciation of writer Eric Chappell’s classic sitcoms, which brought familiar tales of thwarted aspiration to the nation’s living rooms.
❉ ‘What Do You Call That Noise?’ corners the what’s, how’s and why’s of what made XTC ecstatic.
❉ Shooting from the lip with the ‘Brit Grit’ crime writer.
❉ Paul Abbott of Hark! The 87th Precinct Podcast,on the legacy of Ed McBain.
❉ We chat with Jason Charles about his latest novel, set in both the present day and the 15th century.
❉ Richard Dinnick, author of Doctor Who: Myths & Legends – “one of the most rewarding projects of my career”.
❉ Combat juggling, a deadly farmer’s market, and a zombie Roger McGough – the zombie book for people who can’t stand zombies.
❉ ‘Dinnusos Rises’ is an urban fantasy by Cardiff-based writer Tej Turner.
❉ Fantasy novel The Ninth Rain is the first in an epic new trilogy. We chat with its author, Jen Williams.
❉We chat with bestselling novelist Jenny Colgan on Quick Reads, Doctor Who, her literary influences, the ‘chick lit’ label and why writers’ block is “bollocks”.