Billy Bragg explores the politics behind the work of folklorist Alan Lomax.
An appraisal of Barbara Castle in the centenary of her birth
Patrick Wright focuses on Barbara Castle, the Red Queen.
Brian Eno champions the life and work of social reformer Michael Young.
A profile of the Indian business tycoon Dhirubhai Ambani.
Sara Cox nominates the American hip hop artist and rapper Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes.
Frances Crook proposes Labour politician Barbara Castle. Roy Hattersley is witness
Isy Suttie chooses Yorkshire-born singer songwriter Jake Thackray
Actor Victor Spinetti nominates theatre director Joan Littlewood for great lives status.
Richard Eyre pays tribute to maverick left-wing theatre director Joan Littlewood.
With Matthew Parris. Phill Jupitus nominates former Clash frontman Joe Strummer.
Film-maker Stephen Frears champions his mentor, Karel Reisz.
Marc Riley raids the BBC archive and finds interviews with Lemmy and Joe Strummer.
Downton Abbey actor Jim Carter champions the life and work of skiffle king Lonnie Donegan.
Katharine Whitehorn chooses journalist and campaigner Mary Stott.
James looks at the energetic and innovative founder of Which? and the Open University.
Upon the death of a dear friend, Alistair Cooke reveals a secret about President Kennedy.
Shirley Collins and Billy Bragg on the legendary American song-hunter Alan Lomax.
Shirley Collins tells the story of Alan Lomax's historic 1959 trip to the southern states.
The writer and comedian talks about the impact of shell shock on his mental health.
Marybeth Hamilton recalls an extraordinary 1938 interview with Jelly Roll Morton.
A portrait of the life and legacy of theatre director Joan Littlewood.
Alistair Cooke remembers the life and death of infamous American Mafia boss John Gotti.
The resignation of Bernard Kalb, a man of principle.
Secrets and lies behind Secretary of State's resignation.