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Great Lives, Series 29 Episode guide

  1. William Robinson

    9/9 Gardener Carol Klein's choice is wild garden hero, William Robinson. With Matthew Parris.

    First broadcast: 29 Jan 2013

  2. Nancy Mitford

    8/9 Grace Dent loves Nancy Mitford, author of Love in a Cold Climate, for her spiky wit.

    First broadcast: 22 Jan 2013

  3. Aubrey Beardsley

    7/9 Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen on his passion for the Victorian illustrator Aubrey Beardsley.

    First broadcast: 15 Jan 2013

  4. John Stuart Mill

    6/9 Max Mosley nominates philosopher John Stuart Mill. With presenter Matthew Parris.

    First broadcast: 08 Jan 2013

  5. Grigori Rasputin

    5/9 Grigori Rasputin - mad monk or righteous spiritual man? Matthew Parris investigates.

    First broadcast: 01 Jan 2013

  6. Ralph Vaughan Williams

    4/9 Matthew Parris and Stuart Maconie celebrate the life of Ralph Vaughan Williams.

    First broadcast: 25 Dec 2012

  7. Prince Alamayu

    3/9 Lemn Sissay joins Matthew Parris to discuss Queen Victoria's favourite, Prince Alamayu.

    First broadcast: 18 Dec 2012

  8. Jean Cocteau

    2/9 Francesca Simon tells Matthew Parris why Jean Cocteau's is a Great Life.

    First broadcast: 11 Dec 2012

  9. Dick Francis

    1/9 Martin Broughton nominates Dick Francis, champion jockey and champion bookseller.

    First broadcast: 04 Dec 2012

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