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Books To Live By with Mariella Frostrup

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Mariella uncovers surprising stories from the world’s best loved personalities as they talk her through their favourite books.

Mariella uncovers surprising stories from the world’s best loved personalities as they talk her through their favourite books.
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United Kingdom

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BBC

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Mariella uncovers surprising stories from the world’s best loved personalities as they talk her through their favourite books.

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English


Episodes

Brian Cox

5/9/2019
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After escaping from the rain in Brian’s tree house hotel, Mariella sets out to discover the books that have shaped the life and brain of Britain’s favourite physicist. As a precursor to listing his choices, Brian explains the important link between the arts and the sciences, explaining how he has always combined the two fields when searching for the answers to the big questions that form the basis of his work: ‘why are we here?, what’s the meaning of life?, how did it all begin?’ This...

Duration:00:39:42

Carlos Acosta

4/25/2019
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Travelling by train to Somerset, Mariella visits Carlos Acosta in his secluded fairy tale home. Managing to sneak away from his doting children, the pair settle down to discuss his books to live by. From the first book he ever read at 25 years old (following a tough childhood in Havana that excluded reading) to the books he himself has gone on to author, Carlos details his extraordinary life story and the role that reading has played throughout it. Through his choices learn how his tough,...

Duration:00:34:29

Cate Blanchett

4/11/2019
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Oscar winning star Cate Blanchett invites Mariella to her home in the South Downs to peruse her bookshelves. After being greeted at the door by Doug the Pug, the pair settle down to discuss Cate’s most loved books, discovering the role they’ve played throughout her life – whether as part of her Australian childhood or influencing her performances on stage and screen. In her picture book choice you’ll meet the Bunyip – a mythological creature whose story she loved so much she now reads it to...

Duration:00:37:55

Dominic West

3/28/2019
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Join Mariella as she visits the rural retreat of Dominic West, star of The Wire and Les Misérables, to unveil his secret hopes and fears through the books he loves. You’ll discover his favourite story to read his children, the travel classic that sent him on his way and the surprising autobiography he highly rates. Stick around and you’ll even witness him reading aloud his most treasured graphic erotic poetry. Mariella learns how these books have inspired and guided him throughout his life -...

Duration:00:36:52

Welcome: Books To Live By... with Mariella Frostrup

3/7/2019
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Hear about the books that have shaped the lives of globally celebrated movers and shakers, as Mariella visits them in their homes, hotels and dressing rooms to find out why their reading matters.

Duration:00:02:28