20th-century English novelists in all BBC programmes
Matthew Parris talks to Dame Helen Ghosh about James Lees-Milne.
The author Deborah Moggach talks about the life of Potteries writer Arnold Bennett.
Poet John Hegley chooses the author of Lady Chatterley's Lover, DH Lawrence.
Martin Broughton nominates Dick Francis, champion jockey and champion author.
Don McCullin chooses his old travel companion Norman Lewis for Great Lives.
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.
War reporter Tim Butcher chooses an exploration into the strange world of Graham Greene.
Hanif Kureishi nominates his friend David Bowie as his hero.
Writer Fay Weldon and biographer Vincent Brome discuss the life of the visionary novelist.
Comedian Barry Cryer nods to his Yorkshire roots by choosing JB Priestley.
William Brown, star of the Just William books, proposed by Peter Oborne
4 Extra Debut. Jilly Goolden nominates writer and political thinker Leonard Woolf.
Douglas Adams, author of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, chosen by Mark Carwardine.
Feminist campaigner Lesley Abdela discusses the extraordinary suffragist leader.
Feminist campaigner Lesley Abdela nominates the suffragette Millicent Garrett Fawcett.
Grace Dent loves Nancy Mitford, author of Love in a Cold Climate. From 2013.
Historian and broadcaster Adam Hart-Davis nominates the author Nevil Shute.
Adam Hart-Davis selects 'On the Beach' and 'A Town Like Alice' novelist Nevil Shute.
How can Enid Blyton not be a great life?
Crime writer Val McDermid discusses the life of PD James. With literary critic Peter Kemp.
John Major discusses the life of Rudyard Kipling, poet to the British Empire.
Comedian Russell Kane nominates novelist Evelyn Waugh, with Ann Pasternak Slater helping.
Sara Pascoe champions Virginia Woolf, author of Mrs Dalloway and A Room of One's Own.
Dame Stella Rimington explains to Matthew Parris why Dorothy L Sayers fascinates her.
Stephen Fry nominates his hero, PG Wodehouse, who just simply cheers him up.
Baroness Shirley Williams discusses her mother, the feminist and pacifist Vera Brittain.