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  1. Series 34

    Matthew Parris presents the biographical series

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  2. Series 33

    Matthew Parris presents the biographical series

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  3. Series 32

    Matthew Parris presents the biographical series

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  4. Series 31

    Matthew Parris presents the biographical series

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  5. Series 30

    Matthew Parris presents the biographical series

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  6. Series 29

    Matthew Parris presents the biographical series

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  7. Series 28

    Matthew Parris presents the biographical series

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  8. Series 27

    Matthew Parris presents the biographical series

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  9. Series 26

    Matthew Parris presents the biographical series

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  10. Series 25

    Matthew Parris presents the biographical series

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  11. Series 24

    Matthew Parris presents the biographical series

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  12. Series 23

    Matthew Parris presents the biographical series

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  13. Series 22

    Matthew Parris presents the biographical series

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  14. Series 21

    Matthew Parris presents the biographical series

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  15. Series 20

    Matthew Parris presents the biographical series

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  16. Series 19

    Matthew Parris presents the biographical series

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  17. Series 18

    Matthew Parris presents the biographical series

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  18. Series 17

    Series of biographical discussions with Matthew Parris

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  19. Series 16

    Series of biographical discussions with Matthew Parris

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  20. Series 15

    Series of biographical discussions with Matthew Parris

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  21. Series 14

    Series of biographical discussions with Matthew Parris

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  22. Series 13

    Series of biographical discussions, with Matthew Parris

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  23. Series 12

    Series of biographical discussions, with Matthew Parris

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  24. Series 11

    Series of biographical discussions

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  25. Richard Crossman

    Politician Tam Dalyell chooses cabinet minister and political diarist Richard Crossman.

    First broadcast: 04 Dec 2014

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  26. James Gillray

    Political cartoonist Steve Bell chooses the 18th-century caricaturist James Gillray.

    First broadcast: 27 Nov 2014

  27. Benedict Spinoza

    Nobel Prize-winning chemist Sir Harry Kroto chooses the philosopher Benedict Spinoza.

    First broadcast: 20 Nov 2014

  28. Umm Kulthum

    Novelist Ahdaf Soueif chooses acclaimed Egyptian singer Umm Kulthum as his great life.

    First broadcast: 13 Nov 2014

  29. MR James

    Muriel Gray and Christopher Frayling discuss the life of ghost story writer MR James.

    First broadcast: 06 Nov 2014

  30. Rachel Carson

    Writer Bea Campbell chooses pioneering environmental protection scientist Rachel Carson.

    First broadcast: 30 Oct 2014

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