Theatre and film director Peter Brook discusses his career highlights and legacy.
Writer and political activist George Monbiot chooses 18th-century revolutionary Tom Paine.
4/6 Toby Young revisits his tearaway teens, playing knock down ginger and skateboarding.
Matthew Parris and his guests are inspired by boredom.
Mike Figgis and Mike Hodges discuss books by James Blinn, Frederick Exley and Barbara Pym.
Economist Ruth Lea chooses the great Russian composer. Stephen Johnson adds his expertise.
3/6 Poet Jackie Kay returns to her teenage days as a right-on, politically active student.
Matthew Parris and guests Gillian Slovo, Dannie Abse and Paul Burke discuss atonement.
Mavis and Robert discuss books by Jerome K Jerome, Cormac McCarthy and Norman Lewis.
Journalist Ann Leslie chooses the pioneering writer and explorer Mary Kingsley.