A writer, a lawyer, a motor racing team owner, an actress and an entrepreneur
Aasmah Mir on
Crime writer Elmore Leonard, whose pulp fiction inspired films like Get Shorty, Out of Sight and Jackie Brown.
Rosalia Mera, co-founder of the Zara clothing chain and the richest self-made woman in the world.
Controversial French lawyer Jacques Vergès, who famously defended Carlos the Jackal and Klaus Barbie.
John Coombs - the last of the gentlemen racecar owners and the man who nurtured future champions like Sir Jackie Stewart.
And actor Margaret Pellegrini who played a Munchkin in Wizard Of Oz.
Aasmah Mir talked to Sarah Churchwell, Professor of American Literature at the University of East Anglia, Crime writer Carl Hiaasen and Leonard’s researcher Gregg Sutter
Born 11 October 1925, died 20 August 2013 aged 87
Aasmah Mir talked to journalist Jonathan Fenby and Barbet Schroeder, director of 'Terror's Advocate', a 2007 documentary about Jacques Vergès
Born 5 March 1925, died 15 August 2013 aged 88
Aasmah Mir talked to fashion journalist Marion Hume and Spanish journalist Alejandro Zajac
Born 28 January 1944, died 15 August 2013 aged 69
Aasmah Mir talked to former racing driver Jackie Stewart, motor racing historian Simon Taylor and Coombs right hand man Michael MacDowel who worked for Coombs in his Guildford showroom and engineering workshop
Born 1 February 1922, died 3 August 2013 aged 91
Born 23 September 1923, died 7 August 2013 aged 89