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One of the UK's leading choreographers nominates the Indian mathematician Ramanujan.
Andrew Motion champions the life of Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Poet Laureate for over 40 years
Travel writer Redmond O'Hanlon proposes the pioneering naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace.
Travel writer Redmond O'Hanlon champions the life of naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace.
Kenneth Clarke chooses the Victorian politician, Benjamin Disraeli.
Bill Bailey and his love for Victorian naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace
Professor Richard Dawkins discusses the evolutionary theorist Bill Hamilton.
Media executive and broadcaster Greg Dyke chooses explorer Captain James Cook.
Businessman and academic Adair Turner talks about the life of Charles Darwin.
Businessman and academic, Adair Turner looks at the life of Charles Darwin.
Bookseller Tim Waterstone and biographer Ben Pimlott discuss the former prime minister.
John Blashford-Snell explains why he admires fellow explorer, Dr David Livingstone.
Best-selling novelist Frederick Forsyth nominates the Duke of Wellington.
Francine Stock presents a discussion about the first Duke of Wellington.
Paul Nurse discusses scientist, inventor and poet Erasmus Darwin, grandfather of Charles.
Gisela Stuart nominates Joseph Chamberlain as her great life.
British spacewoman Helen Sharman chooses scientist Elsie Widdowson as her great life.
Jeremy Paxman nominates the Victorian social reformer Lord Shaftesbury.
John Craven proposes Victorian Engineer, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, as a great life.
Scientist Lord Robert May nominates the naturalist and botanist, Joseph Banks.
Astronomer Royal Sir Martin Rees champions the life of his hero, physicist Joseph Rotblat.
Writer Sue Limb chooses the 'mad, bad and dangerous to know' poet, Lord Byron.
Baroness Margaret Jay chooses pioneering meteorologist Vice-Admiral Robert FitzRoy.
Engineer Alex Moulton and the Earl of Snowdon talk about the life of Alec Issigonis.
Sir Hans Sloane founder of the British Museum is championed by Sir Mark Walport.
Sir Hans Sloane, founder of the British Museum, is championed by Sir Mark Walport.
Lord Digby Jones chooses Winston Churchill, with contribution from Prof David Reynolds.