James Naughtie profiles one of the greatest composers of the 20th century. Read more
James Naughtie profiles one of the greatest composers of the 20th century.
One of the most successful chemists of the 20th century.
James considers one of modern Britain's most influential dramatists, Harold Pinter.
Epidemiologist instrumental in proving the link between cigarette smoking and lung cancer.
Comedy actor Tony Hancock epitomised the little man's struggle against the world.
One of the great English poets, famous for his day job as librarian at Hull University.
James Naughtie on Barbara Windsor's very British combination of grit and naughtiness.
James Naughtie profiles one of the most influential judges of the 20th century.
James Naughtie considers the significance of campaigning journalist Paul Foot.
James Naughtie profiles the haunting artist of suffering, pain and death.
John Lennon/Paul McCartney
Jim Naughtie assesses the pair at the creative heart of the Beatles, Lennon and McCartney.
Jim Naughtie considers the life and legacy of the eminent prima ballerina.
James Naughtie considers the colossus of 20th century English theatre.
James considers the impact of Terence Conran - designer, retailer, restaurateur and writer
James Naughtie considers the controversial parliamentarian Enoch Powell.
James Naughtie profiles the founder of the modern hospice movement.
James Naughtie remembers the South African cricketer who aided the fight against apartheid
James Naughtie considers the life and achievements of the footballer from Northern Ireland
James considers the provocative feminist and academic.
James Naughtie profiles the Nobel Prize-winning scientist who pioneered IVF.
James considers the lasting impact of the trade union leader.
James Naughtie profiles the storyteller who enchanted children with his grotesque tales.
James Naughtie considers the influence of the musical innovator and trendsetter.
James Naughtie uncovers the little-known tale of SAS hero Talaiasi Labalaba.
Jocelyn Bell Burnell
James Naughtie profiles Jocelyn Bell Burnell, the astrophysicist who discovered pulsars.
James Naughtie profiles the politician who left the Labour Party to set up the SDP.
James Naughtie considers the headline-making fashion designer and former punk.
James Naughtie profiles the sewing machinist who led an infamous strike in the 1970s.
James Naughtie profiles Stuart Hall, leading thinker on British culture, race and identity
James Naughtie considers the celebrated broadcaster and naturalist.
James Naughtie considers the longest-serving prime minister of the 20th century.