Burials at Westminster Abbey in all BBC programmes
Andrew Motion champions the life of Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Poet Laureate for over 40 years
Businessman and academic Adair Turner talks about the life of Charles Darwin.
Businessman and academic, Adair Turner looks at the life of Charles Darwin.
Satirist and writer Armando Iannucci chooses novelist Charles Dickens.
Bookseller Tim Waterstone and biographer Ben Pimlott discuss the former prime minister.
John Blashford-Snell explains why he admires fellow explorer, Dr David Livingstone.
Poet Kit Wright chooses author and creator of the English dictionary, Dr Samuel Johnson.
Ed Balls discusses the influence of 20th-century composer Herbert Howells on his life.
Broadcaster and campaigner Esther Rantzen chooses Queen Elizabeth I.
Soprano Emma Kirkby discusses the life of composer Henry Purcell with Matthew Parris
Frances O'Grady nominates Ernie Bevin
Sir Ranulph Fiennes discusses the life of Henry V and tries to separate fact from myth.
Former chancellor George Osborne nominates Henry VII, founder of the Tudor dynasty.
Michael Howard, Conservative Party former leader, tells Matthew Parris about Elizabeth I.
Matthew Parris and Stuart Maconie celebrate the life of Ralph Vaughan Williams.
John Major discusses the life of Rudyard Kipling, poet to the British Empire.
Politician Boris Johnson chooses the creator of the English dictionary, Dr Samuel Johnson.