Comedienne Jenny Eclair chooses one of the first acting superstars, Sarah Bernhardt.
6/9 Comedian and performer Ken Dodd explains how Stan Laurel inspired him to go into comedy.
Broadcaster and campaigner Esther Rantzen chooses Queen Elizabeth I.
Athlete Tanni Grey-Thompson chooses her Welsh compatriot, politician David Lloyd George.
8/8 Mervyn King champions the life of former prime minister of Finland Risto Ryti.
7/9 Lord Digby Jones chooses Winston Churchill, with contribution from Prof David Reynolds.
7/8 Journalist Eve Pollard explores Hollywood screenwriter Nora Ephron with Matthew Parris.
Military historian Richard Holmes nominates the mysterious Man in the Iron Mask.
6/8 Michael Dobbs looks back at the life of Cambridge spy Guy Burgess.
Richard Ingrams nominates author and journalist GK Chesterton for regularly being right.