Back up to: Great Lives
9/9 Matthew Parris talks to Prof Edith Hall about the life and work of Lucille Ball.
8/9 Matthew Parris talks to Lord Adonis about a great Victorian engineer.
7/9 Dame Stella Rimington explains to Matthew Parris why Dorothy L Sayers fascinates her.
6/9 Matthew Parris invites singer-songwriter Labi Siffre to nominate his choice of life.
5/9 Dr Tom Shakespeare tells Matthew Parris why Antonio Gramsci is his Great Life.
4/9 Ray Mears champions the life of German field marshal Erwin Rommel.
3/9 Ida B Wells, the African-American civil rights activist, is chosen by Baroness Oona King.
2/9 Soul II Soul frontman and DJ Jazzie B chooses the life of musician and singer James Brown.
1/9 Writer Jonathan Meades nominates the English artist Edward Burra. Matthew Parris chairs.