Back up to: Great Lives
9/9 Gardener Carol Klein's choice is wild garden hero, William Robinson. With Matthew Parris.
8/9 Grace Dent loves Nancy Mitford, author of Love in a Cold Climate, for her spiky wit.
7/9 Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen on his passion for the Victorian illustrator Aubrey Beardsley.
6/9 Max Mosley nominates philosopher John Stuart Mill. With presenter Matthew Parris.
5/9 Grigori Rasputin - mad monk or righteous spiritual man? Matthew Parris investigates.
4/9 Matthew Parris and Stuart Maconie celebrate the life of Ralph Vaughan Williams.
3/9 Lemn Sissay joins Matthew Parris to discuss Queen Victoria's favourite, Prince Alamayu.
2/9 Francesca Simon tells Matthew Parris why Jean Cocteau's is a Great Life.
1/9 Martin Broughton nominates Dick Francis, champion jockey and champion bookseller.