3/9 Former leader of the Conservative Party Michael Howard talks about the life of Elizabeth I
5/9 Author Monica Ali champions the life of controversial explorer Richard Francis Burton.
Writer and photographer Lucinda Lambton chooses the supposed pirate captain.
4/9 Ade Adepitan champions the life of George Washington Williams.
8/9 Alan Johnson tells Matthew Parris about the impact George Orwell had on his life.
Film producer Lord Puttnam chooses the Irish nationalist leader Michael Collins.
2/9 Vicky Pryce nominates the Greek film star and politician Melina Mercouri as a Great Life.
1/9 Sir Ian McKellen chooses Edmund Hillary for Great Lives.
Writer, broadcaster and charity founder Marjorie Wallace chooses composer Edward Elgar.
Writer and broadcaster Tim Marlow chooses innovative soul singer Marvin Gaye.