Nobel laureates in Literature in all BBC programmes
Monty Python's Michael Palin chooses the American writer, Ernest Hemingway.
Dr Phil Hammond chooses the Nobel Prize-winning playwright, George Bernard Shaw.
Matthew Parris introduces the life of writer Harold Pinter, chosen by Diane Abbott MP.
John Major discusses the life of Rudyard Kipling, poet to the British Empire.
Business guru Sir Gerry Robinson chooses playwright Samuel Beckett.
Matthew Parris is joined by Brendan Barber, who nominates John Steinbeck as his Great Life
Playwright Tanika Gupta chooses Rabindranath Tagore as her Great Life.
Lord Digby Jones chooses Winston Churchill, with contribution from Prof David Reynolds.