The Mauritanian is a new film starring Jodie Foster, Tahar Rahim and Benedict Cumberbatch, directed by Kevin Macdonald. It’s based on Guantánamo Diary, Mohamedou Ould Slahi’s unflinching account of his fourteen years of detention without charge in Guantánamo Bay.

Robert Webb – author of How Not to be a Boy, star of Peep Show and statistically half of Mitchell & Webb – talks about his debut novel, Come Again, out now in paperback!

A freewheeling investigation into the magic power locked inside the alphabet, love through the looking glass, the bond between parents and children, and, at its heart, the quest for meaning in a chaotic and untidy world. Maxwell’s Demon by Steven Hall is out now.

Watch Melanie Challenger introduce How to Be Animal - her radical new take on the human story and what it means for us today