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GREAT LIVES
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SERIES 2
Begins Friday 18 October 2002, 23:02 - 23:30
© CLR James image copyright Stephen Pyke.
Great Lives, Radio 4's biographical series.

SERIES 2 PROGRAMMES...

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Programme 1: Bernard Manning on Mother Teresa
Picture of Mother Teresa. The first programme kicks off with one of the most unlikely pairings of the series: controversial comedian Bernard Manning nominates Mother Teresa of Calcutta.

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Programme 2: Sir Paul Nurse on Erasmus Darwin
Picture of Mother Teresa. In the second programme of the series, Nobel prize-winning biologist Sir Paul Nurse chooses Darwin as his great life. But not Charles Darwin, though - Erasmus Darwin, Charles' grandfather.

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Programme 3: Darcus Howe on CLR James
Picture of Trinadadian Marxist, historian and cricket correspondent, CLR James.In our third programme, broadcaster and journalist Darcus Howe takes a look at the life of the great West Indian marxist, historian and cricket lover - CLR James.

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Programme 4: Bea Campbell on Rachel Carson
Picture of ecologist and writer, Rachel Carson. In the fourth programme, broadcaster and academic Bea Campbell examines the life and work of the U.S. science writer and ecologist Rachel Carson.

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Programme 5: Muriel Gray on M.R. James
Picture of writer M. R. James. In the fifth programme, broadcaster Muriel Gray tells of her appreciation for 'ghost writer' M R James.

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Programme 6: Ahdaf Soueif on Um Kulthum
Picture of Egyptian popular singer Um Kulthum.In the sixth programme, writer Ahdaf Soueif talks about her admiration of Egyptian folk singer Um Kulthum.

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Programme 7: Sir Harry Kroto on Baruch Spinoza
Picture of idealist philosopher Baruch Spinoza. In the seventh programme, Nobel Prize winning chemist Sir harry Kroto discusses idealist philosopher Baruch Spinoza.

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Programme 8: Steve Bell on James Gillray
Picture of Prince George, later King George IV, as drawn by caricaturist James Gillray. In the eigth programme, Guardian cartoonist Steve Bell talks about the work of one of Britain's great caricaturists, James Gillray.

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Programme 9: Tam Dalyell on Richard Crossman
Picture of Richard Crossman.In the penultimate programme, maverick MP and Father of the House Tam Dalyell describes his admiration for Fabian and diarist Richard Crossman.

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Programme 10: Greg Dyke on Captain James Cook
Picture of navigator James Cook.In the final programme of the series BBC Director General reveals his admiration for eighteenth century explorer Captain James Cook.



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