Between The Covers 2022 book list and celebrity guests for new series

Between The Covers series 4 books, celebrities and air date

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BBC Two book show Between The Covers is back for a fourth series - here's all you need to know.

The latest series will see Sara Cox 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 The Queen’s Jubilee.

Between The Covers 2022 book list

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

Meanwhile the Big Jubilee Read choices are:

The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje (1992, Sri Lanka/Canada)

The Lonely Londoners by Sam Selvon (1956, Trinidad)

Arrow Of God by Chinua Achebe (1964, Nigeria)


The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood (1985, Canada)

The Secret River by Kate Grenville (2005, Australia)

The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo (2019, Malaysia)

The Crow Eaters by Bapsi Sidhwa (1978, Pakistan)

The celebrity guests taking part across the new series are David Morrissey, Vick Hope, Richard Osman, Sir Trevor McDonald, Peter Davison, Mel Giedroyc, Sarah Hadland, Richard E. Grant, Deborah Meaden, Jo Brand, Darren Harriott, Neil Morrissey, Nina Wadia, Kate Bottley, Emeli Sandé, Jordan North, Rhys Stephenson, Deborah Frances-White, Adrian Scarborough, Jen Brister, Catherine Bohart, Colin Salmon, Dan Smith, Cariad Lloyd, Katy Wix, Pierre Novellie, Stephen Bailey and Sukh Ojla.

The new series of Between The Covers will start on BBC Two and iPlayer on 11 May 2022 at 7:30PM.

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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