You don't have permission to view this recording. Please log in or use your personalized link.
About this Webinar
Between presenting his morning Channel 5 news programme and 12 noon Radio 2 show, it’s a wonder Jeremy Vine has time to think, let alone write fiction. Yet last year he published his debut novel, inspired by a favourite painting since his youth, Christ of saint John of the Cross by Salvador Dalí. While filming Eggheads in Glasgow, “Without being too obsessive, every Saturday I’d go and have a look at it, and a relationship developed,” he says. His admiration for the painting translated into one of the central storylines in The Diver and the Lover.

“I always think Radio Times is full of passion, says Vine. “From my childhood it was always about opening the pages and finding the stuff I loved. Well, my book is about a. passion, too. I fell in love with a painting and wanted to retell the story of how it came to be. At its heart, my book is a love story. Two young people fall in love in 1950s Spain as this wild, crazy artist, Salvador Dalí, paints his greatest work in the background. Pure passion!”

Tickets for this exclusive hour-long virtual conversation cost £10 and give you the chance to put your questions to Jeremy in a live Q&A.

Your ticket will also allow you to order a hardback copy of The Diver and the Lover at a special price of £10.71* (further discount on RRP £20) from our official retail partner, W H Smith.

Once you’ve purchased a ticket, you’ll be directed to the official Radio Times Book Event retail partner, W H Smith, where your discount code will be sent in the ticket confirmation email. There’s a limited number of signed copies available, so don’t miss out!

Ticket holders will be able to watch a recording of the session after it aired.

The event is being streamed globally. The book discount is only available in the UK.

For any customer or booking queries, please email us at

Terms and Conditions:
Get a Copy of “The Diver and the Lover” by Jeremy Vine (Standard ISBN: 9781529308433 and signed ISBN 9781529379815 (limited stock available)) for £10.71 (a further £5.29 discount from the online sales price of £16.00) at Terms and Conditions.

£5.29 discount offer valid online only from Wednesday 17th February until 23:59 on Wednesday 31st March. Discount will be applied at checkout using promotional code sent in ticket confirmation email. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion codes. No cash alternative. Offer subject to availability. Offer excludes delivery costs.

  • 1613061308-c076e02247c69582
    Jeremy Vine
    Author, Presenter and Radio Host
    Author of novel, The Diver and The Lover, Jeremy Vine also hosts a weekday lunchtime current affairs show on Radio 2 which is now the biggest radio news show in the UK; he is also the presenter of the daily Channel 5 show ‘Jeremy Vine’ (formerly known as The Wright Stuff). Jeremy is known as the presenter of Eggheads, the BBC election graphics (you might have seen him doing the Peter Snow thing for the Brexit and Trump nights), and Points of View. He was previously presenter of Newsnight, Crimewatch and Panorama, and a foreign correspondent. He is married to Rachel and they have two teenage daughters. He loves Elvis Costello and rides a penny farthing.
  • 1613061388-8b1d1fb03f44966b
    Tom Loxley
    Editor, Radio Times