Richard Curtis

Richard Curtis describes his love for Monty Python and reveals what inspired him to start working with charities.

Pam Rhodes

Pam Rhodes explains how, with the help of Delia Smith, she has tricked her children into thinking that she is a good cook.

Michael Ball

Michael Ball explains how 'Jonathan Livingston Seagull' taught him to appreciate being an individual and how Wilfred Owen...

Lynda Bellingham

Lynda Bellingham describes the drug-like experience of reading 'One Hundred Years of Solitude' and reflects on the...

Julian McTeer

Janet McTeer reveals how Uta Hagen taught her the nitty-gritty side of acting and jokingly questions whether she was swapped at birth!...

Adele Parks

Adele Parks recalls how 'To Kill a Mockingbird' inspired her to become a writer when she was only 12 years old.

William Dalrymple

William Dalrymple reveals how he once plagiarised the style of Robert Byron and describes his love for Cormac McCarthy's work.

Pam Ayres

Pam Ayres comments on the comic genius of Spike Milligan and describes how her own poetry collection changed her life forever when it...