17th-century male writers in all BBC programmes
Actress and presenter Caroline Quentin nominates dramatist and architect Sir John Vanbrugh
Bobby Friction champions the Italian physicist and astronomer Galileo Galilei.
George Fox, founder of the Quakers, nominated by Ann Limb.
Steven Pinker joins Matthew Parris to discuss the life of the philosopher Thomas Hobbes.
Eighteenth-century satirist and painter William Hogarth is nominated by Ian Hislop.
Poetry curator Daisy Goodwin nominates the Bard himself, William Shakespeare.