Cartoonist, writer and gallery owner Mel Calman talks about the influences on his life.
The queen of crime reveals why she is jaundiced about the idea of the 'happy family'.
The actress tells Anthony Clare about the profound impact Samuel Beckett had on her life.
Businesswoman and campaigner Anita Roddick tells Dr Anthony Clare about her early life.
Martin Bell explores the psychological aspects of his career as a TV war correspondent.
The actor and writer opens up about love, self-loathing and contemplating suicide.
The former MP opens up about religion, being single and her clash with Michael Howard.
The maverick violin star talks to Dr Anthony Clare about schooling, family and music.
The award-winning campaigning journalist tells Dr Anthony Clare about her major influences
The controversial novelist and travel writer talks about what spurs him on to write.
Professor Norman Stone
The author talks about his loathing for Oxford University and admiration of Mrs Thatcher.
The South African-born writer shares thoughts about her parents' dedication to their cause
The award-winning author of Killing for Company talks about his notions of good and evil.
The novelist tells Anthony Clare about trying to make sense of his real self.
Gitta chose controversial figures for biographies and believed we are all born 'good'.
The dancer shares his thoughts on success, an awkward childhood, his physique and more.
Nigel Lawson reflects on a high profile political life and keeping feelings private.
The financier, dubbed 'superwoman', talks about coping with family illness.
The director and playwright tells Anthony Clare about his lonely childhood.
The crime novelist tells Anthony Clare about his childhood and commitment to writing.
Actress Zoe Wanamaker opens up to Anthony Clare about her childhood and upbringing.
Former British secret agent Oleg Gordievsky talks to Professor Anthony Clare.
Sir Colin Davis
Colin Davis explores the psychological aspects of life as a music conductor.