Sir Ian McKellen chooses Edmund Hillary for Great Lives.
Ian McKellen on Edmund Hillary
Vicky Pryce on Melina Mercouri
Vicky Pryce nominates the Greek film star and politician Melina Mercouri as a Great Life.
Michael Howard on Elizabeth I
Former leader of the Conservative Party Michael Howard talks about the life of Elizabeth I
Ade Adepitan on George Washington Williams
Ade Adepitan champions the life of George Washington Williams.
Monica Ali chooses Richard Francis Burton
Author Monica Ali champions the life of controversial explorer Richard Francis Burton.
Frances Crook on Barbara Castle
Frances Crook proposes Labour politician Barbara Castle. Roy Hattersley is witness.
Hannah Rothschild on Thelonious Monk
Hannah Rothschild looks back at the life of jazz musician Thelonious Monk.
Nick Stadlen on Bram Fischer
Nick Stadlen and Joel Joffe champion the life of Afrikaner revolutionary Bram Fischer.
Toyah Willcox on Katharine Hepburn
Toyah Willcox champions the life of Katharine Hepburn, who she met and worked with.
Niki Lauda, Judith Kerr, IM Pei, Herman Wouk
Matthew Bannister on a racing driver, a children's author, an architect, a novelist.
Musarat and Elaine - A Different Kind of Politics
Friends talk about their different backgrounds and their different political styles.
John Bolton is the moustachioed US national security adviser pushing a hard line on Iran.
Hassana and Omobolanle - Finding the Balance
Nigerian friends talk about post-natal depression and early motherhood in a new country.
Further reaction to Theresa May's announcement that she will stand down as Prime Minister.