This year marks the golden anniversary of the prestigious literary prize that most of the public don’t seem to care about.
Seriously, I know that the press talk a lot about how big a deal the Booker Prize is, but in terms of awards, it seems to be the one most ignored by the masses. In terms of literature, the Nobel Prize is the one most people are interested in. Maybe this documentary will make the prize sound more appealing, looking at some of the controversies that have surrounded it.
Barneys, Books and Bust-Ups is on BBC Four at 21.00.