3/9 Artist and sculptor Maggi Hambling nominates Rembrandt as her choice of a great life.
Paul Nurse discusses scientist, inventor and poet Erasmus Darwin, grandfather of Charles.
9/9 Matthew Parris talks to Prof Edith Hall about the life and work of Lucille Ball.
Comedian Bernard Manning assesses the achievements of Mother Teresa of Calcutta.
8/9 Matthew Parris talks to Lord Adonis about a great Victorian engineer.
Broadcaster Kirsty Young chooses newspaper publisher Katherine Graham.
7/9 Dame Stella Rimington explains to Matthew Parris why Dorothy L Sayers fascinates her.
1/9 Writer Jonathan Meades nominates the English artist Edward Burra. Matthew Parris chairs.
6/9 Matthew Parris invites singer-songwriter Labi Siffre to nominate his choice of life.
Sports journalist Frank Keating talks about 19th-century bare-knuckle boxer Tom Spring.