Traitor King: The Scandalous Exile of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor
Best selling author Andrew Lownie reveals the dramatic and scandalous lives of the Windsors post abdication.
The Fallen Angel
The Fallen Angel is the 3rd novel in the King’s Witch trilogy set in King James I's court. Tracy discussed her research and the historical accuracy behind the story.
Isle and Empires
Stephan Roman conjures up Russia's lost imperial glory and delves into the uneasy partnership between Britain and Russia, and the Isle of Wight’s role in the Romanov story.
In the Golden Age of Offshore Racing
93 year old yacht designer Dick Carter provides his insights on the golden age of Offshore racing and his attraction to Cowes.
The Devil You Know
Dr Gwen Adshead
Dr Gwen Adshead - forensic psychiatrist - gives profound insights into ideas of evil, and the stories behind criminals. In the face of overcrowded prisons and devastating cuts to mental health car...
A Bit of a Stretch: the Diary of a Prisoner
Chris Atkins talks about his recent experience of life inside prison. An incredibly compelling account, not just because of Atkin's incongruity and his knack for black, observational humour, but be...
Write on Wight - Local Authors
Steve Love, Felicity Fair Thompson, Josh Barry
Steve talks about his motives for this novel set against the financial crises of the last 10 years - the banking greed, frauds, scams and rackets that emerged in the fall-out. A miniature Isle o...
The Pavilion in the Clouds
Alexander McCall Smith
Master story teller Alexander McCall Smith talks about his many writing projects - the latest updates from Mma Ramotswe's No 1 Ladies Detective agency in Botswana, and new goings on at 44 Scotland ...
Lea Leendertz has reinvented the tradition of a rural almanac - with a toolkit for connecting with the natural world and the culture of Britain month by month.
Catch Your Breath
The NHS has been a key focus over the last 18 months. Dr Ed Patrick talks to Amber Beard about his memoir as an anaesthetist during the Covid outbreak and alternative career as a stand-up comic. ...
Two Minutes to Midnight: 1953
Roger Hermiston explains why 1953 was a crucial year in history, with serious immediate threats, and a stored up legacy of problems for future generations.
Unmasking our Leaders
Documentary film maker Michael Cockerell has interviewed all of the past 10 prime ministers and has many fascinating stories to tell.
Blood and Gold
Performance storyteller Mara Menzies explores African ancestry through tales of slavery, cruelty and colonisation, exploring the themes of loss and oppression.