Writer Frederic Raphael chooses part man, part myth Alexander the Great. Read more
Alexander the Great
Writer Frederic Raphael chooses part man, part myth Alexander the Great.
Band leader Chris Barber chooses the legendary jazz trumpeter, Louis Armstrong.
Writer Sue Limb chooses the 'mad, bad and dangerous to know' poet, Lord Byron.
Sports journalist Frank Keating talks about 19th-century bare-knuckle boxer Tom Spring.
Broadcaster Kirsty Young chooses newspaper publisher Katherine Graham.
An environmental history special
A pioneer of climate change science, UK's nuclear accident, the man who fed the world
Bernardine Evaristo is the first black British woman to win the Booker Prize.
The painful secret I hid from my twin
When Alex lost his memories his identical twin helped him restore them, or some of them
The day's main news stories, topical debate and interviews.