American male non-fiction writers in all BBC programmes
TV producer John Lloyd discusses the life of American architect Richard Buckminster Fuller
Physicist Brian Cox tells Matthew Parris how Carl Sagan's Cosmos TV show changed his life.
Writer and comedy star Rhona Cameron champions Charles Bukowski.
Alexei Sayle nominates Edward Said, author of Orientalism.
Alexei Sayle explains why scholar and literary critic Edward Said inspired him.
British General Sir Michael Rose selects 'Father of the American Nation' George Washington
Conceptual artist Michael Craig-Martin talks about avant-garde composer John Cage.
Kurt Vonnegut on Kurt Vonnegut, with a little help from Josie Long
Michael Sheen champions Philip K Dick who has had an influence on his production of Hamlet
Skills minister David Lammy puts the case for the revolutionary comedian Richard Pryor.
Lord Powell nominates Ronald Reagan for great life status.
Lord Powell nominates Ronald Reagan, with assistance from Edmund Morris.
Sir Ben Kingsley champions the life of holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel as his great life.
Matthew Parris is joined by Sir Brendan Barber who chooses John Steinbeck as a Great Life.
Writer and political activist George Monbiot chooses 18th-century revolutionary Tom Paine.
Presenter Matthew Parris and journalist Jeremy Vine discuss W H Auden's poetry.
Jeremy Vine is joined by Richard Davenport-Hines to explore the life and work of WH Auden.