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Great Lives, Series 19 Episode guide

  1. Rudyard Kipling

    9/9 John Major discusses the life of Rudyard Kipling, poet to the British Empire.

    First broadcast: 29 Sep 2009

  2. Harry Houdini

    8/9 Paul Daniels explores the life of Harry Houdini, with help from biographer William Kalush.

    First broadcast: 22 Sep 2009

  3. Miriam Makeba

    7/9 Kate Humble discusses the South African singer and anti-apartheid activist, Miriam Makeba.

    First broadcast: 15 Sep 2009

  4. Samuel Johnson

    6/9 Boris Johnson nominates Samuel Johnson, writer of the great dictionary.

    First broadcast: 08 Sep 2009

  5. Sir Kyffin Williams

    5/9 Rolf Harris discusses the life of the Welsh painter Sir Kyffin Williams.

    First broadcast: 01 Sep 2009

  6. Freya Stark

    4/9 Travel writer Dervla Murphy discusses the life of another woman traveller, Freya Stark.

    First broadcast: 25 Aug 2009

  7. John Cornford

    3/9 George Galloway chooses British poet and political activist John Cornford.

    First broadcast: 18 Aug 2009

  8. Joe Slovo

    2/9 David Miliband discusses the life of Joe Slovo, a leading member of the ANC.

    First broadcast: 11 Aug 2009

  9. Alfred, Lord Tennyson

    1/9 Andrew Motion champions the life of Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Poet Laureate for over 40 years

    First broadcast: 04 Aug 2009

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