9/9 Kamila Shamsie champions the life of the human rights lawyer Asma Jahangir.
8/9 Shirley Collins and Billy Bragg on the legendary American song-hunter Alan Lomax.
7/9 The Beatles' manager Brian Epstein, chosen by artist Jeremy Deller.
6/9 Feminist campaigner and writer Caroline Criado-Perez champions the life of Jane Austen.
5/9 Kirill Gerstein chooses conductor, composer and virtuoso Ferruccio Busoni.
4/9 As a young man looking for a literary hero, poet Ian McMillan found writer Malcolm Lowry
3/9 Tom Holland chooses Aethelflaed, Lady of the Mercians
2/9 Helen Lewis chooses the so-called 'Black Queen' of France, Catherine de Medici.
1/9 Shappi Khorsandi chooses Emma, Lady Hamilton, Lord Nelson’s mistress.
Matt Lucas chooses Freddie Mercury