English short story writers in all BBC programmes
Satirist and writer Armando Iannucci chooses novelist Charles Dickens.
Poet John Hegley chooses the author of Lady Chatterley's Lover, DH Lawrence.
Nicholas Parsons nominates Edward Lear, now remembered best for his nonsense verse.
Amanda Vickery and Jenny Uglow discuss the life of the Elizabeth Gaskell.
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.
Writer Lynne Truss chooses the creator of Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll.
Muriel Gray and Christopher Frayling discuss the life of ghost story writer MR James.
John Major discusses the life of Rudyard Kipling, poet to the British Empire.