20th-century British male writers in all BBC programmes
Author Colin Dexter nominates scholar and poet AE Housman. With Robert Douglas-Fairhurst.
Matthew Parris talks to Dame Helen Ghosh about James Lees-Milne.
Don McCullin chooses his old travel companion Norman Lewis for Great Lives.
Dr Phil Hammond chooses the Nobel Prize-winning playwright, George Bernard Shaw.
Alan Johnson tells Matthew Parris about the impact George Orwell has had on his life.
Richard Ingrams nominates author and journalist GK Chesterton for regularly being right.
Comedian Barry Cryer nods to his Yorkshire roots by choosing JB Priestley.
As a young man looking for a literary hero, poet Ian McMillan found writer Malcolm Lowry
John Major discusses the life of Rudyard Kipling, poet to the British Empire.
Gyles Brandreth praises the life of Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of Sherlock Holmes.
CS Lewis, author of the Narnia Chronicles, chosen by Suzannah Lipscomb.