8/9 Hedy Lamarr, actress, inventor, and the most beautiful woman in the world.
7/9 Soul singer Mica Paris tells Matthew Parris why Josephine Baker is her heroine.
6/9 Matthew Parris meets the actor Simon Callow to discuss the life of Orson Welles.
5/9 Tej Lalvani nominates the physicist and bongo playing Richard Feynman as his great life.
4/9 Matthew Parris hears why the black activist and poet has been chosen as a great life.
3/9 Miles Davis chosen by Adrian Utley of Portishead.
2/9 Ayesha Hazarika champions her hero Jayaben Desai who led the Grunwick strike in 1976.
1/9 Jim Moir, aka Vic Reeves, chooses the life of Don van Vliet - Captain Beefheart.
Liza Tarbuck on Nikola Tesla
8/8 Liza Tarbuck nominates Nikola Tesla as her great life. Matthew Parris presents.