James Walton

James Walton is a writer and broadcaster. He is the editor of The Faber Book of Smoking and the author of the literary quiz book Who Killed Iago? (December 2015)

  • 'Jeff Koons: Diary Of A Seducer'

    June 30, 2015, 10:35 pm — 11:55 pm

    This eighty-minute documentary concentrates on perhaps the thorniest issue of them all: is Koons’s art any good?

  • 'The Casual Vacancy'

    April 29, 2015 — April 30, 2015

    Comedy and tragedy jostle up against each other in this adaptation of J. K. Rowling’s first work for adults.

  • 'Wolf Hall' on the BBC and PBS


    The 1,100 pages of Hilary Mantel’s novel and its sequel Bring up the Bodies are adapted for television with Mark Rylance as Thomas Cromwell.

  • Colm Toibin: His Mother's Son

    December 2, 2014 — January 2, 2015

    Alan Yentob talks to Colm Tóibín about his family, Catholicism and controversy.

  • 'Rebels of Oz: Germaine, Clive, Barry and Bob'

    July 1, 2014 — July 11, 2014, 9 pm

    Why did Germaine Greer, Clive James, Barry Humphries, and Robert Hughes leave Australia in the Sixties?

  • 'Quirke'


    Gabriel Byrne plays Banville’s crime-solving pathologist, a heavy drinker with plenty to drink about.

  • 'Philip Roth Unleashed'

    May 20, 2014 — May 27, 2014, 10:35 pm — 11:40 pm

    Alan Yentob interviews Philip Roth, who “just wants to chatter away.”

  • 'A Poet in New York'

    May 18, 2014, 9 pm — 10:20 pm

    Tom Hollander stars as Dylan Thomas in a new TV drama about his final days.