20th-century English male actors in all BBC programmes
Charlie Chaplin wasn’t funny but a political rebel. Mark Steel nominates him as his hero.
Hanif Kureishi nominates his friend David Bowie as his hero.
Cultural commentator John Harris discusses the life of John Lennon.
Chris Tarrant chooses one of the great pioneers of modern radio - Kenny Everett.
Comedian and writer Lucy Porter champions Cary Grant as her Great Life.
DJ Annie Nightingale nominates the late comic Marty Feldman.
Garry Bushell nominates Max Miller one of the most popular comedians of the 20th century.
Garry Bushell nominates the 'cheeky chappie' who portrayed the voice of the working class.
Penelope Keith nominates the masters of classless entertainment Morecambe and Wise.
TV producer Peter Bazalgette chooses the actor, lyricist and playwright, Noel Coward.
Matthew Parris presents Julian Clary's nomination of Noel Coward.
Matthew Parris is joined by Peter Bowles to discuss the life of director George Devine.
Mark Gatiss champions Peter Cushing, a quintessentially English star of stage and screen.
Actor and comedian Alan Davies nominates the actor Richard Beckinsale.
Humphrey Carpenter invites Ned Sherrin to discuss actor Sir Donald Wolfit.
Comedian and performer Ken Dodd explains how Stan Laurel inspired him to go into comedy.
Poet Pam Ayres chooses the lad himself, Tony Hancock.