Faulks On Fiction (4×60′) – 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 – to look at how they and the novel 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 from Jane Austen’s Emma to Monica Ali’s Chanu, Sebastian puts them on the psychiatrist’s couch.
Producer: BBC Productions
Source: BBC Press Office