One of the UK's leading choreographers nominates the Indian mathematician Ramanujan.
Comedian Al Murray champions the life of Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery.
The Borders: Adventurous farmers, dying industries and why Muir hated Walter Scott.
The power couple who reunited China and nearly lost it to Japan.
Marcel Duchamp, father of conceptual art, is fellow artist Cornelia Parker's great life.
Poet and composer Edouard Mesens discusses his friendships with Man Ray.
Louise Welsh hits the 1930s trail blazed round Scotland by Orkney poet Edwin Muir.
A tribute to director, theatre producer and playwright George Abbott (1887-1995).
Glasgow: Working in the spaceship yards and taking the Govan ferry.
GH Hardy, whose work inspired the millions of codes that help to keep the internet safe.
The Highlands: Gaelic, Doric and heading for the A9 in an open-top car.
Marcel Duchamp describes his dissatisfaction with Cubism.
Remembering a wartime surrealist exhibition put on by Marcel Duchamp.
Playwright Kwame Kwei-Armah on Marcus Garvey, the inspirational 20th-century black leader.
Lawyer Yvonne Brown nominates the pan-African Nationalist leader Marcus Garvey.
How a leading German modern artist's greatest work was rediscovered in a barn in Cumbria.
Louise journeys to the tiny Orkney island of Wyre, via the Ness of Brodgar neolithic dig.
Sunil Khilnani tells the story of the gifted mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan.
A recollection of the assassination attempt by Richard Paul Pavlik on John F Kennedy.
Pioneer of modern architecture Le Corbusier is chosen by architect Sir David Chipperfield.
Arthur Smith pieces together an unreliable portrait of Arthur Cravan, the Dada James Dean.
The story of the Welsh poet Hedd Wyn, killed at Passchendaele in 1917.