5/6 Mark Radcliffe profiles the variety star best remembered as magistrate Mr Muddlecombe JP.
2/5 Pearl Buck's missionary family face violence and famine in early 20th-century China.
1/5 Lindsay Duncan reads from Hilary Spurling's biography of American writer Pearl Buck.
From Art Tatum to Sinatra and Stravinsky, the crooner shares his castaway choices.
West End and Broadway star Ruthie Henshall selects Somewhere Over the Rainbow.
Fifty years after the death of Somerset Maugham, a look at his career and complex life.
The year Bob Marley spent driving a forklift truck in the Chrysler car factory in Delaware
4/8 Novelist Joanne Harris tells Stuart Cosgrove about five of her favourite books.
Comedienne Jenny Eclair chooses one of the first acting superstars, Sarah Bernhardt.
4/6 Mark Radcliffe presents a profile of one of Britain's most popular radio comedians.
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