Members of the American Academy of Arts and Letters in all BBC programmes
Andi Oliver on Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison.
Writer and comedian David Baddiel explores the life of novelist John Updike.
Munira Mirza discusses the life of the influential political philosopher Hannah Arendt.
Elaine Showalter nominates the 19th-century American writer Julia Ward-Howe.
Kurt Vonnegut on Kurt Vonnegut, with a little help from Josie Long
Neurologist and author Oliver Sacks is Suzanne O'Sullivan's hero, she tells Matthew Parris
Sir Ben Kingsley champions the life of holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel as his great life.
Presenter Matthew Parris and journalist Jeremy Vine discuss W H Auden's poetry.
Jeremy Vine is joined by Richard Davenport-Hines to explore the life and work of WH Auden.