Program writer Owen Sheers travels to the Orkney town of Stromness, the home of George Mackay Brown, the great poetic voice of the Orkneys and one of the foremost Scottish poets of the twentieth century.
Jennifer and her guests are looking at the tricky business of transforming our beloved books into cinema. Joining Jennifer on the panel are John Marsden, Ana Kokkinos, John Collee and Margaret Pomeranz.
Jennifer Byrne Presents is a series of individual treats for lovers of books and writing. A panel of leading authors and expert celebrity guests join Jennifer for investigations into some of the most popular reading genres. They reveal the conventions, controversies, and titles that have helped shaped the literary landscape. This month, Jennifer brings in the heavy artillery of the publishing world, those authors whose books always appear in the front of the shops. While critics tend to ignore their work, the books sell in their millions, and bring huge pleasure to many readers.
During her visit to Australia this year celebrating her 80th birthday primatologist and environmental campaigner, Jane Goodall, talks about her groundbreaking research on chimpanzees and her conservation work.
Jennifer Byrne invites a panel of guest including Merrick Watts, Peter Fitzsimons and Dr Christina Spittel to bring in their favourite books about WWI to discuss and recommend to the audience on great war stories.