English atheists in all BBC programmes
Author Colin Dexter nominates scholar and poet AE Housman. With Robert Douglas-Fairhurst.
Ex-parliamentary standards commissioner Elizabeth Filkin on the novelist George Eliot.
Alan Johnson tells Matthew Parris about the impact George Orwell has had on his life.
Matthew Parris introduces the life of writer Harold Pinter, chosen by Diane Abbott MP.
Douglas Adams, author of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, chosen by Mark Carwardine.
The author Monica Ali champions the life of the explorer Richard Francis Burton.
Neurologist and author Oliver Sacks is Suzanne O'Sullivan's hero, she tells Matthew Parris
Sara Pascoe champions Virginia Woolf, author of Mrs Dalloway and A Room of One's Own.