Jeff Randall explores the life of the businessman and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie.
Helen Lederer chooses writer, poet and barbed wit, Dorothy Parker.
Eliza Manningham-Buller on why she regards Abraham Lincoln as a great life.
Nitin Sawhney champions the life of Jeff Buckley, who he regards as a genius.
Adam Hart-Davis selects 'On the Beach' and 'A Town Like Alice' novelist Nevil Shute.
Comedian Susan Calman nominates Scottish actress Molly Weir.
Storyteller Derek Wilson chooses Henry VIII's chief minister, Thomas Cromwell.
Sculptor Martin Jennings champions the life of sculptor Charles Sargeant Jagger.
Journalist Robert Thomson on the rise and fall, in 1989, of Chinese premier Zhao Ziyang.
Matthew Parris explores the remarkable life of Professor Wangari Maathai.