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Miles Davis chosen by Adrian Utley of Portishead.
Andi Oliver on Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison.
Fiona Reynolds, Director-General of the National Trust, nominates Beatrix Potter.
Fiona Reynolds, former director of the National Trust, chooses writer Beatrix Potter.
Physicist Brian Cox tells Matthew Parris how Carl Sagan's Cosmos TV show changed his life.
Charlie Parker - Bird - proposed by Ken Clarke
Cherie Blair picks Rose Heilbron, her role model, as her great life.
Bookseller Tim Waterstone and biographer Ben Pimlott discuss the former prime minister.
Doris Day is the choice of Dolly Alderton, author, podcaster and columnist.
Welsh poet Owen Sheers chooses Dylan Thomas for Great Lives.
Journalist Eve Pollard explores Hollywood screenwriter Nora Ephron with Matthew Parris.
Eleonora Duse, pioneering nineteenth-century actress, is the choice of Fiona Shaw.
Dr Michael O'Donnell discusses celebrated singer, actor and choreographer Fred Astaire.
Cartoonist Ralph Steadman and translator Adam Czerniawski discuss the philosopher's life.
Roger Graef champions the great comic Groucho Marx.
The life of Dame Gracie Fields is championed by Hilary Devey. From 2016.
Soul II Soul's Jazzie B chooses the life of musician and singer James Brown.
The writer Julie Burchill talks to Matthew Parris about the Hollywood star Ava Gardner.
Conductor Charles Hazlewood chooses Leonard Bernstein.
Writer Lynne Truss chooses the creator of Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll.
Lord Powell nominates Ronald Reagan, with assistance from Edmund Morris.
Lord Powell nominates Ronald Reagan for great life status.
Howard Goodall champions the first black musician to attend the Royal College of Music.
Composer Howard Goodall champions the composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor.
Actress Diana Quick selects philosopher Simone de Beauvoir for Great Lives.