20th-century American writers in all BBC programmes
Scientist and broadcaster Kathy Sykes chooses the iconic physicist, Albert Einstein.
Professor Kathy Sykes nominates Albert Einstein.
Alexei Sayle nominates Edward Said, author of Orientalism.
Alexei Sayle explains why scholar and literary critic Edward Said inspired him.
Helena Kennedy champions Eleanor Roosevelt, who become a formidable campaigner.
Civil liberties lawyer Helena Kennedy nominates Eleanor Roosevelt.
Conceptual artist Michael Craig-Martin talks about avant-garde composer John Cage.
Broadcaster Kirsty Young chooses newspaper publisher Katherine Graham.
Matthew Parris hears why the black activist and poet has been chosen as a great life.
Matthew Parris invites Bristol's lord lieutenant Peaches Golding to choose a life.
Historian Dominic Sandbrook discusses the life of Richard Nixon.
Ken Livingstone discusses his hero, US politician Robert Kennedy.
Lord Powell nominates Ronald Reagan for great life status.
Lord Powell nominates Ronald Reagan, with assistance from Edmund Morris.
Gerald Scarfe, merciless political cartoon satirist, chooses an icon who created icons.