First book choices revealed as “Between The Covers” returns to BBC for 4th series in May

BBC Two book show Between The Covers will return for a fourth series this May, according to reports.

The latest series will see  return as host for seven new episodes.

In each instalment, Sara’s book group of four famous guests will bring along their own book of choice and also discuss a newly published book.

New for the fourth series will be additional book choices selected from the Big Jubilee Read, a reading for pleasure campaign spearheaded by BBC Arts and The Reading Agency that celebrates great reads from across the Commonwealth to coincide with Her Majesty ’s Jubilee.

The seven newly-published books which will feature in the new series are:

People Person by Candice Carty-Williams

Two Storm Wood by Philip Gray

Lessons In Chemistry, by Bonnie Garmus

Love Marriage by Monica Ali

Metronome by Tom Watson

Exactly What You Mean, by Ben Hinshaw

The Dictator’s Wife by Freya Berry

Celebrity guests and seven Big Jubilee Read picks will be revealed soon.

The new series will air on BBC Two and iPlayer in May with an exact start date to be announced.

Sara Cox says: “I’m absolutely thrilled we are once again delving between the covers, bringing another selection of seven brilliant brand new books, as well as spanning the decades with seven books by talented authors from across the Commonwealth to celebrate the Jubilee.

“On a personal note, it still brings me endless joy that drinking tea and eating custard creams whilst curled up with a good book is considered ‘work’. Bring it on.”

Amanda Ross, CEO of Cactus TV, who heads the book selection panel, commented: “I’m really excited by our seven new book picks and can’t wait to see what everyone makes of them.

“They are all incredibly entertaining in completely different genres, so hopefully we will inspire everyone to try something they wouldn’t ordinarily read. Between The Covers is my passion project, my ultimate dream show.”


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