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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.
James Naughtie profiles the artist who has long been at the forefront of British art.
The former shipyard worker who became one of the UK's most popular stand-up comedians.
James Naughtie on the industrialist credited with turning around Rolls Royce's fortunes.
James Naughtie profiles the Nobel prize-winning economist.
James Naughtie considers the Booker Prize-winning British Indian novelist.
James Naughtie considers the influence of one of Britain's most successful businesswomen.
James considers the architect who has transformed the world's skylines and landscapes.
James Naughtie reflects on the high-flying advertising executive and art collector.
James Naughtie considers the contribution of the musician, artist and DJ.
John Hume/David Trimble
Jim Naughtie profiles the Irish politicians who shared the Nobel Peace Prize in 1998.
Jim Naughtie profiles the campaigner and mother of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence.
The inventor of the World Wide Web and unlikely hero of the Olympic opening ceremony.
Diana, Princess of Wales
James Naughtie reflects on the glamorous life and untimely death of the Princess of Wales.
Jim Naughtie considers the Scottish politician with a passion for an independent Scotland.
James Naughtie profiles Tony Blair, the Labour Prime Minister who swept to power in 1997.
Jim Naughtie considers Fred Goodwin, the banker now bereft of his knighthood.
James Naughtie profiles Rupert Murdoch, the global media magnate.
James Naughtie profiles Simon Cowell, who made his name and fortune on talent shows.
Queen Elizabeth II
James Naughtie profiles Queen Elizabeth II, who celebrated her diamond jubilee in 2012.