As announced the acclaimed TV Book Club, funded by Specsavers, returns for a brand new ten-part series on UK TV station More 4. The show, which champions both established and emerging authors, welcomes a new presenting line-up including Jo Brand, Gok Wan, Laila Rouass, Dave Spikey and Nathaniel Parker.

Each week the presenters rate and review one title, inviting viewers to celebrate and immerse themselves in some of Britain's best writing. The first episode looks at South Bank Award-winner Sarah Waters' "The Little Stranger".

As indicated before the show will generally have a big effect on all books discussed. But I had no idea that this starts already. Last week the to be discussed books were announced. This week the book charts show the first two books of More/4Channel4's new show entering the edited Top 50 list (which excludes deep discount sales)...

This week's highest new entry to the Top 50 is Sarah Waters' "The Little Stranger". It sold 11,715 copies last week - strong enough for 12th position overall - and it comes from position 112th. Nick Hornby's "Juliet, Naked" also joins the Official UK Top 50, in 18th place. It was 128th before.

As well as book reviews, the TV Book Club features one major celebrity interview, beginning with Chris Evans, as well as profiles on Book Club alumni, who include Kate Mosse, Victoria Hislop and Celia Ahern, many of whom have gone on to achieve major literary success. The first show will be broadcast on January 17, 2010 from 19:30 to 20:00 on More4 with a repeat on Channel4 on January 18, 2010 from 12:00 to 12:35 (GMT). Nine more shows are to follow each Sunday (More4) / Monday (Channel4). Please make sure to check your local TV schedules. Sources today also revealed a plan for a new additional eight-part series, currently called "Summer Read", due to be produced and shown later in the year.

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