Calling all book lovers, Sara Cox is back on our screens tonight for a brand new series of Between the Covers. 

The broadcaster has returned for series three of the show that celebrates the joys of books and reading. 

A new line-up of celebs has been confirmed to join the presenter, including a few familiar faces all sharing their passion for books.

On tonight's episode, Sara and her panel of four celebs will look at the role that reading has played in their lives as well as give their opinions on this week's two book club picks.

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About the return, Cox said: I am absolutely delighted to get back Between The Covers with our passionate book-loving audience and some fabulous guests.

"Already I’m getting funny looks on public transport from laughing, gasping and sobbing as I bury myself in the magnificent books we’ve chosen for the third series.

"Get ready to reinforce your bookshelves and curl up with the cat as another pile of great books is coming your way!”

When is Between the Covers on?

Between the Covers returns to BBC Two tonight (Wednesday, November 10 2021).

The first episode of series three will air at 7.30pm this evening.

There are six episodes in this season with each installment being broadcast at the same time every Wednesday.

If you miss an episode, you will also be able to catch up on BBC iPlayer. 

Who is on Between the Covers tonight?

Sara will be joined by Silent Witness actress Emilia Fox and Harry Potter star Evanna Lynch. 

Comedians Dane Baptiste and Andy Parsons will also be giving their opinions on the ultimate book lover debate: "Are you a bookmark, train ticket or corner folder?".

Sara also teased to her followers on Twitter that Dane would be sharing what books have inspired his career in comedy

She quizzed her fans, writing: "Which book inspired @DaneBaptweets to become a comic?

"a) how to become a comic by J. O. Kerr

"b) knock knock by W. Hosthere

"c) none of the above

Hmmm…. Find out tonight."

The full Between the Covers line-up

  • Emilia Fox
  • Evanna Lynch
  • Dane Baptiste
  • Andy Parsons
  • David Harewood
  • Greg James
  • Sarah Kendall
  • Prue Leith
  • Ben Miller
  • Rob Rinder
  • Lou Sanders
  • Sharleen Spiteri
  • Iain Stirling
  • Fleur East

What books will be featured on Between the Covers tonight?

Each week, the Between the Covers panel will look at and discuss a newly published book.

According to BBC Arts, the books are" a carefully selected mix of genres that include something for everyone."

On top of this, each celebrity guest will also bring a book of their own choice which is sure to spark up some conversation and laughs.

In tonight's episode, the panel will be discussing the following books:

  • Sorrow and Bliss by Meg Mason
  • Good Behaviour by Molly Keane
  • Loving Sabotage by Amelie Nothomb
  • The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Alex Haley and Malcolm X
  • Three Women by Lisa Taddeo
  • Oh, The Places You'll Go! Deluxe Gift Edition by Dr. Seuss
  • The Opposite of Butterfly Hunting: The Glory and Tragedy of Growing Up: A Memoir by Evanna Lynch

Find out how you can purchase a copy of this week's featured books or any from this year's series here.

Between the Covers stars tonight (Wednesday, November 10 2021) at 7.30pm on BBC Two.