James Naughtie profiles Queen Elizabeth II, who celebrated her diamond jubilee in 2012.
James Naughtie profiles Simon Cowell, who made his name and fortune on talent shows.
James Naughtie profiles Rupert Murdoch, the global media magnate.
Jim Naughtie considers Fred Goodwin, the banker now bereft of his knighthood.
James Naughtie profiles Tony Blair, the Labour Prime Minister who swept to power in 1997.
Jim Naughtie considers the Scottish politician with a passion for an independent Scotland.
James Naughtie reflects on the glamorous life and untimely death of the Princess of Wales.
The inventor of the World Wide Web and unlikely hero of the Olympic opening ceremony.
Jim Naughtie profiles the campaigner and mother of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence.
Jim Naughtie profiles the Irish politicians who shared the Nobel Peace Prize in 1998.
James Naughtie considers the contribution of the musician, artist and DJ.
James Naughtie reflects on the high-flying advertising executive and art collector.
James considers the architect who has transformed the world's skylines and landscapes.
James Naughtie considers the influence of one of Britain's most successful businesswomen.
James Naughtie considers the Booker Prize-winning British Indian novelist.
James Naughtie profiles the Nobel prize-winning economist.
James Naughtie on the industrialist credited with turning around Rolls Royce's fortunes.
The former shipyard worker who became one of the UK's most popular stand-up comedians.
James Naughtie profiles the artist who has long been at the forefront of British art.
James Naughtie considers the longest-serving prime minister of the 20th century.
James Naughtie considers the celebrated broadcaster and naturalist.
James Naughtie profiles Stuart Hall, leading thinker on British culture, race and identity
James Naughtie profiles the sewing machinist who led an infamous strike in the 1970s.
James Naughtie considers the headline-making fashion designer and former punk.
James Naughtie profiles the politician who left the Labour Party to set up the SDP.
James Naughtie profiles Jocelyn Bell Burnell, the astrophysicist who discovered pulsars.
James Naughtie uncovers the little-known tale of SAS hero Talaiasi Labalaba.
James Naughtie considers the influence of the musical innovator and trendsetter.
James Naughtie profiles the storyteller who enchanted children with his grotesque tales.
James considers the lasting impact of the trade union leader.