Faulks On Fiction coming in 2011 to BBC Two

Faulks On Fiction

In 2011 BBC Two celebrates the power of the British novel, with a major new series and some complementary programming.

In Faulks On Fiction best selling novelist Sebastian Faulks (The Girl At The Lion D’Or, Birdsong, A Week In December) looks at the history of the novel through its characters, each episode focusing on a different archetype – the Hero, the Lover, the Snob and the Villain – and how they have developed over the centuries.

Touring the country, with the occasional foray abroad, Sebastian uses his unique personal knowledge of characterisation to get under the skin of some familiar and not so familiar British literary characters.

From Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe to Martin Amis’s John Self and Jane Austen’s Emma to Monica Ali’s Chanu, Sebastian puts them all on the psychiatrist’s couch.

To continue the focus on novels, The Culture Show’s Sue Perkins investigates crime and experiences new romance in her journey to discover the essential ingredients of a bestseller.


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