Through the work of Martha Gellhorn, contemporary writers reflect on modern reporting.
A fragmentary look at the writer Susan Sontag through her own words and those of her peers
Author Alan Bissett on his journey from lad to feminist.
Amanda Foreman talks about her biography of Georgina, Duchess of Devonshire.
Bridget Kendall and guests discuss the trailblazing life of the aviator Amelia Earhart.
Emma Jane Kirby profiles new media mogul Arianna Huffington.
Poet Jackie Kay tells the story of Zora Neale Hurston's literary rebirth.
The Russian-born writer whose influence is most evident in her adopted home of the USA.
Neuropsychologist Paul Broks looks at the idea of leading a good life by being selfish.
Bette Davis speaking to Jenni Murray in 1987.
Tracy-Ann Oberman champions the life of one of the silver screen's most enduring icons.
Writer Bonnie Greer talks to Joan Bakwell about what she believes and why.
Colin Johnson has an imagined conversation with his late grandmother, Maya Angelou.
Farrah Jarral looks at the anthropological legacy of Margaret Mead.
Dolly Parton talks to Damian Barr
Damian Barr talks to Dolly Parton about how she writes her songs.
Writer and actress Helen Lederer nominates the writer-poet Dorothy Parker.
Helen Lederer chooses writer, poet and barbed wit, Dorothy Parker.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Wharton's novels of America's Gilded Age.
Publisher Kimberly Fortier chooses American writer Edith Wharton.
Naomi Wolf nominates Edith Wharton for Great Lives.
Civil liberties lawyer Helena Kennedy nominates Eleanor Roosevelt.
Helena Kennedy champions Eleanor Roosevelt, who become a formidable campaigner.
Lavinia Greenlaw meets Bishop's cousin
Elizabeth Bishop's House
Ellen DeGeneres talks to Robbie Collin about her new film, Finding Dory.
Memories of columnist Erma Bombeck (1927 -96).
Geraldine Ferraro is Democrats' choice for vice-president nomination.
Reflections on the modern pioneers of the environmental movement.
Erin Pizzey chooses American writer Gertrude Stein.