War reporter Tim Butcher chooses an exploration into the strange world of Graham Greene. Read more
War reporter Tim Butcher chooses an exploration into the strange world of Graham Greene.
Broadcaster Janice Long champions the life and work of singer-songwriter Kirsty MacColl.
The reclusive American poet Emily Dickinson is the choice of fellow poet Gwyneth Lewis.
Restaurateur Antonio Carluccio nominates the Scottish artist Sir Eduardo Paolozzi.
Poetry curator Daisy Goodwin nominates the Bard himself, William Shakespeare.
Fast Show comic Simon Day tells Matthew Parris why he is fascinated by writer Hans Fallada
Simon Jenkins proposes Edwin Lutyens, architect of New Delhi and the Cenotaph.
Hildegard Von Bingen
Cerys Matthews on why 12th-century nun Hildegard von Bingen qualifies as a great life.
Former England player Graeme le Saux champions the life of conservationist Gerald Durrell.