A collection of BBC programmes where celebrated interviewers try to get behind the public mask of some of the most influential figures of the 20th Century.
Lord Russell discusses his experiences, achievements, and unfulfilled ambitions. (1959)
The eccentric poet and personality Edith Sitwell, was John Freeman's guest. (1959)
Professor Carl Jung was viewed as the greatest living psychologist. (1959)
John Freeman interviews the racing car driver Stirling Moss. (1960)
A rare glimpse into the life of one of the greatest novelists of the 20th century.
Adam Faith became the first pop singer to be interviewed by John Freeman. (1960)
Martin Luther King, civil rights leader, interviewed by John Freeman. (1961)
Jeremy Isaacs talks to the American writer Maya Angelou about her life. (1994)
The writer Jeanette Winterson talks openly to Jeremy Isaacs. (1994)
Michael Parkinson's guest is Dr Jacob Bronowski. (1974)
Huw Wheldon attempts to uncover the motivation behind Henry Moore's art in 1960.
John Ellison meets Italian opera star, Tito Gobbi and other interesting guests. (1955)
John Ellison interviews former SS officer Heinz Linge, Hitler's personal attendant. (1955)
Malcolm Muggeridge interviews Spanish surrealist artist, Salvador Dali. (1955)
A celebration of Roy Plomley's radio favourite with some celebrity castaways' help.
Orson Welles takes the hot seat in this in-depth and revealing interview. (1955)
Alan Whicker interviews billionaire J. Paul Getty at his home in Surrey. (1963)
Michael Dean interviews Peter Ustinov. (1965)
Author Daphne du Maurier is interviewed in her Cornwall home by Wilfred De'Ath. (1971)
Michael Parkinson's special guest is David Niven. (1972)
Terry Wogan's guests include Charlton Heston, Roy Kinnear, Roger Cook and Boy George. (1987)
The writer Dame Rebecca West in conversation with Ludovic Kennedy. (1976)
Wogan talks to Victoria Principal, Freddie Starr, Kiri Te Kanawa and Elton John. (1984)
Wogan's guests include comedian Larry Grayson and film director Mel Brooks. (1984)