Back up to: Great Lives
8/8 Matthew Parris introduces the life of writer Harold Pinter, chosen by Diane Abbott MP.
7/8 Jack Johnson, the Galveston Giant, first African American heavyweight boxing champion.
6/8 Green MP Caroline Lucas nominates Petra Kelly, the German Green superstar politician.
5/8 Matthew Parris and Lynne Truss discuss the life of 'Alice' author Lewis Carroll.
4/8 Broadcaster Sue MacGregor nominates contralto Kathleen Ferrier, who died tragically young.
3/8 Actress Diana Quick selects philosopher Simone de Beauvoir for Great Lives.
2/8 Conductor Charles Hazlewood chooses Leonard Bernstein.
1/8 Sir Clive Sinclair discusses fellow inventor Thomas Edison with Matthew Parris.