Cultural commentator John Harris discusses the life of John Lennon.
Greek poet Sappho - intellectual or vamp?
Historian Dominic Sandbrook discusses the life of Richard Nixon.
Camila Batmanghelidjh discusses the life of her Victorian equivalent, Mary Carpenter.
Eleanor Bron discusses the life of French philosopher and mystic Simone Weil.
Edwina Currie discusses the life of former Israeli prime minister Golda Meir.
Lord Digby Jones chooses Winston Churchill, with contribution from Prof David Reynolds.
Michel de Montaigne
Professor Robert Winston chooses a famous writer from the French Renaissance.
Gerald Scarfe, merciless political cartoon satirist, chooses an icon who created icons.
Knowing How and When to Fight
True stories told live in the USA: Catherine Burns with stories about picking your battles
Classic Desert Island Discs: Professor Monica Grady
Another chance to hear Professor Professor Monica Grady, interviewed by Kirsty Young.
Death on the Rock
Sue MacGregor recalls the controversy following the 1989 documentary Death on the Rock.
Pete Wilson explores the characters and communities that make Gloucestershire great.
Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.