Claudia examines the Hierarchy of Needs, part of Abraham Maslow's theory of motivation.
Through the work of Martha Gellhorn, contemporary writers reflect on modern reporting.
Nick Clarke joins Alistair Cooke to listen to some broadcasting gems from his career.
4 Extra Debut. Wynford Vaughan-Thomas's journey to Berlin aboard an RAF Lancaster Bomber.
Bette Davis speaking to Jenni Murray in 1987.
Tracy-Ann Oberman champions the life of one of the silver screen's most enduring icons.
Stephen Evans on Wynford Vaughan-Thomas's 1943 dispatch during a bombing raid on Berlin.
Matthew Parris talks to Dame Helen Ghosh about James Lees-Milne.
Don McCullin chooses his old travel companion Norman Lewis for Great Lives.
John Tusa, talks to composer Elliot Carter about his work.
Stephen Johnson talks to the composer Elliott Carter in his 100th birthday year.
An interview with American composer, Elliott Carter.
Former British SAS commander Graeme Lamb champions the life of spy Christine Granville.
British spacewoman Helen Sharman chooses scientist Elsie Widdowson as her great life.
Memories of actor James Stewart (1908-1997).
Jessica Carney talks about the career of her grandfather William Hartnell.
Astronomer Royal Sir Martin Rees champions the life of his hero, physicist Joseph Rotblat.
The good, the bad, and the senile aspects of law making in America.
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the work of French anthropologist Claude Levi-Strauss.
American author and war correspondent Martha Gellhorn talks about her career and writing.
Camilla Wright chooses Martha Gellhorn, who wrote at length about the Spanish Civil War.
Journalist Camilla Wright nominates the war reporter Martha Gellhorn for greatness.
Stephen Johnson explores Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time.
Nick Stadlen and Joel Joffe champion the life of Afrikaner revolutionary Bram Fischer.
David Attenborough hosts a celebration of bird impersonator Percy Edwards.
James Naughtie presents a tribute to Alistair Cooke, who would have been 100 this week.
Profiles of Robert Maxwell and Fred MacMurray, who both passed away in 1991.
The love affair between Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir lasted for 50 years.
Actress Diana Quick selects philosopher Simone de Beauvoir for Great Lives.
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