8/8 Matthew Parris introduces the life of writer Harold Pinter, chosen by Diane Abbott MP.
BBC Radio 4
7/8 Jack Johnson, the Galveston Giant, first African American heavyweight boxing champion.
6/8 Green MP Caroline Lucas nominates Petra Kelly, the German Green superstar politician.
5/8 Matthew Parris and Lynne Truss discuss the life of 'Alice' author Lewis Carroll.