Singer and actress Pauline Black chooses a jazz legend, the singer Billie Holiday.
Fiona Bruce chooses the femme fatale, international spy and exotic dancer, Mata Hari.
Theatre director, actress and writer Yvonne Brewster nominates poet Claude McKay.
Archaeologist Barry Cunliffe nominates ancient Roman leader Julius Caesar.
George Bernard Shaw
Dr Phil Hammond chooses the Nobel Prize-winning playwright, George Bernard Shaw.
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Cerddoriaeth a chwmnïaeth ben bore.
Peter Hennessy invites Peter Hain to reflect on his life and times
Clare McDonnell takes your calls on the day's big story.