Joan Bakewell is an author, journalist and broadcaster. She is presenter of BBC Radio 3’s Belief series and BBC Radio 4’s Inside the Ethics Committee. Her books include her autobiography The Centre of the Bed and, most recently, Stop the Clock. She is President of Birkbeck College, University of London and a Member of the House of Lords.
Frederic Raphael talks with Baroness Joan Bakewell about his memoir, Going Up, a dazzling piece of virtuoso prose writing that is fabulously indiscreet but also deeply moving, laced throughout with wit and erudition. Raphael describes experiences that were later absorbed in his memorable novels and screenplays. He also discusses his latest novel, Private Views.