The New Elizabethans Episode guide

  1. Queen Elizabeth II

    James Naughtie profiles Queen Elizabeth II, who celebrated her diamond jubilee in 2012.

    First broadcast: 07 Sep 2012

  2. Simon Cowell

    James Naughtie profiles Simon Cowell, who made his name and fortune on talent shows.

    First broadcast: 06 Sep 2012

  3. Rupert Murdoch

    James Naughtie profiles Rupert Murdoch, the global media magnate.

    First broadcast: 05 Sep 2012

  4. Fred Goodwin

    Jim Naughtie considers Fred Goodwin, the banker now bereft of his knighthood.

    First broadcast: 04 Sep 2012

  5. Tony Blair

    James Naughtie profiles Tony Blair, the Labour Prime Minister who swept to power in 1997.

    First broadcast: 03 Sep 2012

  6. Alex Salmond

    Jim Naughtie considers the Scottish politician with a passion for an independent Scotland.

    First broadcast: 31 Aug 2012

  7. Diana, Princess of Wales

    James Naughtie reflects on the glamorous life and untimely death of the Princess of Wales.

    First broadcast: 30 Aug 2012

  8. Tim Berners-Lee

    The inventor of the World Wide Web and unlikely hero of the Olympic opening ceremony.

    First broadcast: 29 Aug 2012

  9. Doreen Lawrence

    Jim Naughtie profiles the campaigner and mother of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence.

    First broadcast: 28 Aug 2012

  10. John Hume/David Trimble

    Jim Naughtie profiles the Irish politicians who shared the Nobel Peace Prize in 1998.

    First broadcast: 27 Aug 2012

  11. Goldie

    James Naughtie considers the contribution of the musician, artist and DJ.

    First broadcast: 24 Aug 2012

  12. Charles Saatchi

    James Naughtie reflects on the high-flying advertising executive and art collector.

    First broadcast: 23 Aug 2012

  13. Norman Foster

    James considers the architect who has transformed the world's skylines and landscapes.

    First broadcast: 22 Aug 2012

  14. Anita Roddick

    James Naughtie considers the influence of one of Britain's most successful businesswomen.

    First broadcast: 21 Aug 2012

  15. Salman Rushdie

    James Naughtie considers the Booker Prize-winning British Indian novelist.

    First broadcast: 20 Aug 2012

  16. Amartya Sen

    James Naughtie profiles the Nobel prize-winning economist.

    First broadcast: 17 Aug 2012

  17. Ralph Robins

    James Naughtie on the industrialist credited with turning around Rolls Royce's fortunes.

    First broadcast: 16 Aug 2012

  18. Billy Connolly

    The former shipyard worker who became one of the UK's most popular stand-up comedians.

    First broadcast: 15 Aug 2012

  19. David Hockney

    James Naughtie profiles the artist who has long been at the forefront of British art.

    First broadcast: 14 Aug 2012

  20. Margaret Thatcher

    James Naughtie considers the longest-serving prime minister of the 20th century.

    First broadcast: 13 Aug 2012

  21. David Attenborough

    James Naughtie considers the celebrated broadcaster and naturalist.

    First broadcast: 10 Aug 2012

  22. Stuart Hall

    James Naughtie profiles Stuart Hall, leading thinker on British culture, race and identity

    First broadcast: 09 Aug 2012

  23. Jayaben Desai

    James Naughtie profiles the sewing machinist who led an infamous strike in the 1970s.

    First broadcast: 07 Aug 2012

  24. Vivienne Westwood

    James Naughtie considers the headline-making fashion designer and former punk.

    First broadcast: 06 Aug 2012

  25. Roy Jenkins

    James Naughtie profiles the politician who left the Labour Party to set up the SDP.

    First broadcast: 03 Aug 2012

  26. Jocelyn Bell Burnell

    James Naughtie profiles Jocelyn Bell Burnell, the astrophysicist who discovered pulsars.

    First broadcast: 02 Aug 2012

  27. Talaiasi Labalaba

    James Naughtie uncovers the little-known tale of SAS hero Talaiasi Labalaba.

    First broadcast: 31 Jul 2012

  28. David Bowie

    James Naughtie considers the influence of the musical innovator and trendsetter.

    First broadcast: 30 Jul 2012

  29. Roald Dahl

    James Naughtie profiles the storyteller who enchanted children with his grotesque tales.

    First broadcast: 27 Jul 2012

  30. Jack Jones

    James considers the lasting impact of the trade union leader.

    First broadcast: 26 Jul 2012

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