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James Naughtie profiles the Nobel Prize-winning scientist who pioneered IVF.
James considers the provocative feminist and academic.
James Naughtie considers the life and achievements of the footballer from Northern Ireland
James Naughtie remembers the South African cricketer who aided the fight against apartheid
James Naughtie profiles the founder of the modern hospice movement.
James Naughtie considers the controversial parliamentarian Enoch Powell.
James considers the impact of Terence Conran - designer, retailer, restaurateur and writer
James Naughtie considers the colossus of 20th century English theatre.
Jim Naughtie considers the life and legacy of the eminent prima ballerina.
Jim Naughtie assesses the pair at the creative heart of the Beatles, Lennon and McCartney.
James Naughtie profiles the haunting artist of suffering, pain and death.
James Naughtie considers the significance of campaigning journalist Paul Foot.
James Naughtie profiles one of the most influential judges of the 20th century.
James Naughtie on Barbara Windsor's very British combination of grit and naughtiness.
One of the great English poets, famous for his day job as librarian at Hull University.
Comedy actor Tony Hancock epitomised the little man's struggle against the world.
Epidemiologist instrumental in proving the link between cigarette smoking and lung cancer.
James considers one of modern Britain's most influential dramatists, Harold Pinter.
One of the most successful chemists of the 20th century.
James Naughtie profiles one of the greatest composers of the 20th century.
Olivier's theatre and stage career spanned more than 60 years with 12 Oscar nominations.
Master of obsession, suspense and terror, Alfred Hitchcock.
James Naughtie considers the champion of the self-service supermarket.
Doris Lessing. Spirited, straight-talking Nobel Laureate.
James Naughtie profiles the molecular biologist who helped discover the structure of DNA.
James Naughtie sees how Vladimir Raitz pioneered the package holiday.
James looks at the energetic and innovative founder of Which? and the Open University.
James Naughtie on the novelist who was a master of moral guilt and cold war intrigue.
James Naughtie on the food writer who brought European cuisine to British tables.
James Naughtie assesses the mountaineer who conquered Mount Everest.