Comedian Arthur Smith tells Matthew Parris about the life of Olympic runner Emil Zatopek.
Professor Richard Dawkins discusses the evolutionary theorist Bill Hamilton.
Journalist Valerie Grove chooses Charles M Schulz, creator of the Peanuts cartoon strip.
Times journalist Valerie Grove nominates the 'Peanuts' cartoonist Charles M Schulz.
Alistair Cooke commemorates the life of Charles Schultz, the creator of Charlie Brown.
Sue MacGregor meets people involved in the Victoria Climbie inquiry.
The romantic fiction writer talks about her career and strongly held beliefs.
Alistair McGowan investigates the enigma of a private man who became a global star.
The complexity of state law on the death penalty and the need for a credible witness.
British spacewoman Helen Sharman chooses scientist Elsie Widdowson as her great life.
Comedian Linda Smith nominates musician, actor and artist Ian Dury.
Jon Gower uncovers the work of pioneering naturalist RM Lockley.
Broadcaster Janice Long champions the life and work of singer-songwriter Kirsty MacColl.
Musician and poet Anthony Joseph tries to get to the heart of Calypso star Lord Kitchener.
James Naughtie and Allan Mallinson discuss Master and Commander, by Patrick O'Brian.
News presenter Krishnan Guru-Murthy nominates his illustrious predecessor Robin Day.
Krishnan Guru-Murthy nominates the broadcaster and political interviewer Robin Day.
Jon Gower explores Welsh poet RS Thomas's life and work through the prism of birdwatching.
Matthew Sweet uncovers the extraordinary career of Alex Comfort, author of The Joy of Sex.
Hedy Lamarr, actress, inventor, and the most beautiful woman in the world.
Alistair Cooke remembers the colourful life of American theatre character David Merrick.