Darcus Howe discusses his uncle, the sportsman, writer and revolutionary CLR James. Read more
Darcus Howe discusses his uncle, the sportsman, writer and revolutionary CLR James.
Writer Bea Campbell chooses pioneering environmental protection scientist Rachel Carson.
Muriel Gray and Christopher Frayling discuss the life of ghost story writer MR James.
Novelist Ahdaf Soueif chooses acclaimed Egyptian singer Umm Kulthum as his great life.
Nobel Prize-winning chemist Sir Harry Kroto chooses the philosopher Benedict Spinoza.
Politician Tam Dalyell chooses cabinet minister and political diarist Richard Crossman.
Political cartoonist Steve Bell chooses the 18th-century caricaturist James Gillray.
Captain James Cook
Media executive and broadcaster Greg Dyke chooses explorer Captain James Cook.