Clare Balding and Graham Moore

Clare Balding and Graham Moore

Jo Nesbo

A sleepy Norwegian village is where this week’s Book Club novel is set. The Kingdom is a thriller following two brothers reunited after the more gregarious of the two left to travel the world; on his return, the dark truth about their family legacy begins to unravel.    Author Jo ...   Show more

Dawn French

Comedian Dawn French’s latest novel, Because of You, is of course warm and witty, but it’ll also make you cry. The book ultimately has a crime at its heart, and explores the intense pain and joy being a mother can bring. Dawn joins Richard and Judy to talk about why grieving moth ...   Show more

Stephanie Wrobel

The final read in this year’s Spring Book Club is The Recovery of Rose Gold. It’s the debut novel of Stephanie Wrobel, who joins Richard and Judy from Arizona to talk through the mental health syndrome at the centre of her story Munchausen by Proxy. For 18 years mother Patty ma ...   Show more

Holly Miller

The Sight of You, a heartbreaking story that asks whether you’d want to know the fate of the people you love, is this week’s Book Club read. Author Holly Miller joins Richard and Judy to talk about learning the art of writing from professors, university course mates, and professi ...   Show more

Camilla Thurlow and Matt Haig

Would you do anything differently if you had a second chance at life? That’s the central question posed in this week’s Book Club novel, The Midnight Library. Author Matt Haig joins Richard, Judy, and Love Islander Camilla Thurlow to chat about everything from bomb disposal and sp ...   Show more

JP Delaney

Playing Nice, a story following the parents of babies who were swapped at birth, is this week's Book Club read. Author JP Delaney joins Richard and Judy to talk about psychopathic characters, and when even the kindest of people have to stop 'playing nice'. Plus, how does an autho ...   Show more

Louise Pentland and Jeanine Cummins

The UK's number one parenting vlogger, Louise Pentland, joins Richard and Judy to talk about her latest book - Mum Life - and how her own childhood has shaped who she is as a mum. American Dirt is this week's Book Club read. Author Jeanine Cummins explains what compelled her to w ...   Show more

Giovanna Fletcher and Julie Ma

Julie Ma, author of Happy Families and winner of 2020’s Richard & Judy Search for a Bestseller competition, joins Richard, Judy, and Queen of the Jungle Giovanna Fletcher to discuss family feuds, missing your kids, and the myth of the ‘perfect’ parent. They also wonder whether we ...   Show more

Ollie Ollerton and Eve Chase

Ollie Ollerton of SAS Who Dares Wins fame is with Richard and Judy to reflect on how far he's come, from the Special Forces to broadcaster and novelist. The Glass House is this week's Book Club read, and author Eve Chase joins the conversation to discuss houses as sanctuaries and ...   Show more

Susie Dent and Peter Swanson

Countdown's Susie Dent joins Richard and Judy to share her love of words and teach them a few new ones such confelicity and ipsedixitism, in a little taster of her own podcast about words and language, Something Rhymes with Purple. Peter Swanson is this week's Book Club author, h ...   Show more

Anton du Beke and Louise Candlish

King of the ballroom Anton du Beke joins Richard and Judy to discuss his new novel, which is set in a grand hotel, as well as revealing if he feels the right person won Strictly… This week’s Book Club read is The Other Passenger, a thriller tackling jealousy and entitlement. Auth ...   Show more

Sam Lloyd

Sam Lloyd, author of The Memory Wood, joins Richard and Judy to explore the inspiration for the chess games, kidnappings, and country estates that feature in the novel. They also share their own memories about camping in woodlands and telling scary stories at night when they were ...   Show more

Sophie Hannah

Richard and Judy are joined by Book Club author Sophie Hannah to discuss her new novel Haven’t They Grown, the merits of a solid plan when writing a mysterious thriller, and the undeniable draw of ghost stories at Christmas. They also find themselves reminiscing about being teena ...   Show more

Peter James and Adele Parks

The first book in the Richard and Judy Winter Book Club is Just My Luck, by Adele Parks. They’re also joined by author Peter James, and together they all explore the excitement and mysticism of playing the lottery, how money can corrupt relationships, and immersing themselves in ...   Show more

Alex Jones, Lisa Jewell, and Sarah Vaughan

Richard and Judy are joined this episode by The One Show’s Alex Jones, Lisa Jewell, author of The Family Upstairs, and Sarah Vaughan, who wrote Anatomy of a Scandal, to celebrate the ten year anniversary of the Book Club’s partnership with WHSmith. Together they explore shared lo ...   Show more

Annie Mac, David Nicholls, and Jessie Burton

Broadcaster and first-time author Annie Mac joins Richard and Judy to celebrate the ten year anniversary of the Book Club’s partnership with WHSmith. This week’s Book Club authors are David Nicholls, author of Us, and Jessie Burton, who wrote The Miniaturist. Listen to find out a ...   Show more

Emma Donoghue and Delia Owens

Richard and Judy are joined in this episode by Emma Donoghue, author of Room, and Delia Owens, who wrote Where The Crawdads Sing, to celebrate the ten year anniversary of the Book Club’s partnership with WHSmith. Room was made into an award-winning film starring Brie Larson in 20 ...   Show more

Richard Osman, Clare Mackintosh, and Alex Michaelides

Richard Osman joins Richard and Judy to celebrate the ten year anniversary of the Book Club’s partnership with WHSmith. Together with Book Club authors Clare Mackintosh and Alex Michaelides they discuss how their personal lives inform their writing, the enduring popularity of mur ...   Show more

Rob Rinder, Heather Morris, and Terry Hayes

Richard and Judy are celebrating the ten year anniversary of the Book Club’s partnership with WHSmith, and are bringing back 12 of their all-time favourite Book Club titles with a ‘Best of the Richard and Judy Book Club’ collection. This week, TV’s Judge Rinder, and authors Heath ...   Show more

Gabby Logan

Gabby Logan joins Richard and Judy to discuss ageing, big family secrets, and the time she and Clare Balding ended up having the same idea for a children’s book! Richard and Judy are celebrating the ten year anniversary of the Book Club’s partnership with WHSmith, and are bringin ...   Show more

The Book Club Is Back!

The UK’s biggest book club, hosted by Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan, is back! We're delighted to be celebrating the ten year anniversary of our partnership with WHSmith, so we’re bringing back 12 of our all-time favourite Book Club titles with a ‘Best of the Richard and Judy ...   Show more

Anna Hope - Expectation

Anna Hope returns to the Book Club for the second time, this year with her novel Expectation. Hannah, Cate and Lissa live together in East London, their worlds connected by activism, art, romance, and their high hopes for their futures. However, ten years on, their careers, marri ...   Show more

Nicci French - The Lying Room

Married couple Nicci Gerrard and Sean French write together under the pseudonym Nicci French. They join Richard and Judy to discuss writing their latest novel The Lying Room. This book tells the story of a woman having an affair with her boss; on turning up at his house she finds ...   Show more

Dawn O'Porter - So Lucky

Dawn O’Porter is this week’s featured author in the Richard and Judy Book Club. So Lucky is a bold, confident, and very funny book examining how social media can make women’s lives look far more perfect than they really are. Dawn discusses her own relationship with social media, ...   Show more

Erin Kelly – We Know You Know

Erin Kelly returns to The Richard And Judy Book Club with her latest novel We Know You Know, a thriller set in and around a converted Victorian psychiatric hospital in Suffolk. Our heroine Marianne is a history of art lecturer, but the building itself is the true central characte ...   Show more

Jane Fallon - Queen Bee

Jane Fallon joins Richard and Judy in this week’s episode to discuss her return to the Book Club with her latest novel Queen Bee. The story follows residents of The Close, a beautiful street of mansions, where gorgeous Stella is the indisputable 'Queen Bee'! In this exclusive int ...   Show more

Robert Harris - The Second Sleep

Robert Harris joins Richard and Judy to discuss his latest novel, The Second Sleep. It’s 1,468 years after the catastrophic collapse of our current civilization, and humankind has had to start again from ground zero. Robert explores why he feels the Church would almost certainly ...   Show more

The Book Club returns!

The UK’s biggest book club is back with a new, improved podcast hosted by television royalty; Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan.   Each week, Richard and Judy will be discussing a brand-new book with its author, delving into the novel’s origins, themes inspirations and much, much ...   Show more

Sadie Jones - The Snakes

Returning to the book club Sadie Jones has written ia a new novel that focuses on the powers of corruption of wealth and it's a brilliant thriller and mystery tale. Hear how the concept and the settings came about.  

Mike Gayle - Half A World Away

Heart-warming and heart-breaking in equal measure, Mike Gayle will have your emotions gripped from the opening chapter. Here he explains to Richard and Judy what makes this former journalist thrive as a novel writer.  

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