20th-century American women writers in all BBC programmes
Andi Oliver on Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison.
Tracy-Ann Oberman champions the life of one of the silver screen's most enduring icons.
Helen Lederer chooses writer, poet and barbed wit, Dorothy Parker.
Writer and actress Helen Lederer nominates the writer-poet Dorothy Parker.
Naomi Wolf nominates Edith Wharton for Great Lives.
Publisher Kimberly Fortier chooses American writer Edith Wharton.
Helena Kennedy champions Eleanor Roosevelt, who become a formidable campaigner.
Civil liberties lawyer Helena Kennedy nominates Eleanor Roosevelt.
Journalist Eve Pollard explores Hollywood screenwriter Nora Ephron with Matthew Parris.
Erin Pizzey chooses American writer Gertrude Stein.
Munira Mirza discusses the life of the influential political philosopher Hannah Arendt.
Elaine Showalter nominates the 19th-century American writer Julia Ward-Howe.
Broadcaster Kirsty Young chooses newspaper publisher Katherine Graham.
Matthew Parris hears why the black activist and poet has been chosen as a great life.
Writer Kathy Lette proposes the blondest bombshell of them all, Mae West.
Journalist Camilla Wright nominates the war reporter Martha Gellhorn for greatness.
Camilla Wright chooses Martha Gellhorn, who wrote at length about the Spanish Civil War.
Matthew Parris invites Bristol's lord lieutenant Peaches Golding to choose a life.
Laura Ingalls Wilder: author Tracy Chevalier joins Samira Ahmed
Writer Bea Campbell chooses pioneering environmental protection scientist Rachel Carson.
Sally Phillips nominates her comedy star, Myrna Loy.
Maya Angelou, author of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.
Earthsea author Ursula le Guin