Michael Morpurgo nominates Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, assisted by Stephen Johnson.
9/9 Toyah Willcox champions the life of Katharine Hepburn, who she met and worked with.
5/9 Roger Graef champions the great comic Groucho Marx.
8/9 Nick Stadlen and Joel Joffe champion the life of Afrikaner revolutionary Bram Fischer.
Poet Douglas Dunn nominates Robert Louis Stevenson, author of Treasure Island.
7/9 Hannah Rothschild looks back at the life of jazz musician Thelonious Monk.
Journalist Valerie Grove chooses Charles M Schulz, creator of the Peanuts cartoon strip.
6/9 Frances Crook proposes Labour politician Barbara Castle. Roy Hattersley is witness.
Mary Kenny nominates the 19th-century French novelist.
American commentator Joe Queenan chooses the Mongol leader Genghis Khan.