19th-century English writers in all BBC programmes
Andrew Motion champions the life of Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Poet Laureate for over 40 years
Fiona Reynolds, former director of the National Trust, chooses writer Beatrix Potter.
Fiona Reynolds, Director-General of the National Trust, nominates Beatrix Potter.
Kenneth Clarke chooses the Victorian politician, Benjamin Disraeli.
Businessman and academic, Adair Turner looks at the life of Charles Darwin.
Businessman and academic Adair Turner talks about the life of Charles Darwin.
Nicholas Parsons nominates Edward Lear, now remembered best for his nonsense verse.
Physicist Jim al-Khalili nominates Gertrude Bell who shaped modern-day Iraq.
Matthew Parris and Max Mosley celebrate the life of John Stuart Mill.
Writer Lynne Truss chooses the creator of Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll.
John Major discusses the life of Rudyard Kipling, poet to the British Empire.
Sara Pascoe champions Virginia Woolf, author of Mrs Dalloway and A Room of One's Own.
Simon Evans nominates JS Mill, author of On Liberty.
Lord Digby Jones chooses Winston Churchill, with contribution from Prof David Reynolds.