Matthew Bannister on an inventor, a historian, a novelist, a columnist and a runner.
Trevor Baylis, Lerone Bennett Jr, Penny Vincenzi, Ian Aitken, Sir Roger Bannister
Professor Stephen Hawking, Hubert de Givenchy, Michele Hanson, Sir John Sulston, Sir Ken Dodd
Matthew Bannister on a cosmologist, a designer, a columnist, a biologist and a comedian.
Brenda Dean, William McAlpine, Keith O'Brien, Katie Boyle, Garech Browne
Matthew Bannister on a union leader, a businessman, a cardinal, a presenter, a folklorist.
Charles P Lazarus, Marielle Franco, John Brookes, Zena Skinner, Oskar Groning
Obituary series, analysing and celebrating the lives of people who have recently died.
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, Drue Heinz DBE, Ray Wilkins MBE, Eric Bristow, Steven Bochco
Matthew Bannister on a campaigner, a philanthropist, a footballer, a darts player.
Gillian Ayres, Efraín Ríos Montt, David Cobham, Nikki Sievwright, Fergus Anckorn
Matthew Bannister on an artist, a dictator, a naturalist, a model and a magician.
Barbara Bush, Milos Forman, Dame Daphne Sheldrick, Livia Gollancz, Dale Winton
Matthew Bannister on a First Lady, a director, a conservationist, a publisher, a presenter
Avicii (Tim Bergling), Ruth Nussenzweig, Anita Shreve, Guy Playfair, Bob Bura
Matthew Bannister on a DJ, a medical researcher, a novelist, a ghost hunter, an animator.
Lord Martin of Springburn, Gustav Born, Valerie Riches, Caroline Brown, Michael Anderson
Matthew Bannister on an MP, a musician, a campaigner, a pharmacologist and a film director
Bruce Tulloh, Emma Smith, Professor Peter Waddington, Dowager Countess of Harewood, Ronald Chesney
Matthew Bannister on a runner, an author, a sociologist, a Countess and a comedy writer.
Baroness Jowell, Will Alsop, Tom Wolfe, Dennis Nilsen
Matthew Bannister on a politician, a writer, a murderer and an architect.
Beth Chatto, Philip Roth, Doreen Simmons, Khurshid Drabu, June Milne.
Julian Worricker on a gardener, an author, a judge, a sumo expert, a publisher.
John Ashdown-Hill, Anne Coates OBE, Dr Davida Coady, Samuel F 'Ted' Dabney, Brendan Ingle
Matthew Bannister on a film editor, a historian, a doctor, a video game pioneer, a trainer
Peter Stringfellow, Graham Corbett, Kate Spade, Lord John Julius Norwich, Eli Avivi
Tina Daheley on a nightclub owner, a businessman, a fashion designer and a historian.
Peter Mayer, Professor Celia Brackenridge OBE, Anthony Bourdain, Leslie Grantham, Teddy Johnson
Tina Daheley on a publisher, a sports scientist, a chef, an actor and a singer.
Gennady Rozhdestvensky CBE, Maria Bueno, Gena Turgel, Zhao Kangmin, Leo Sarkisian
Matthew Bannister on a conductor, a tennis player, a holocaust survivor, an archaeologist.
Joe Jackson, Paul Lamplugh OBE, Myrtle Allen, Daisy Kadibil, Paddy Feeny
Matthew Bannister on a manager, a campaigner, a chef, an escapee and a broadcaster.
Dame Gillian Lynne, Peter Firmin, Reinhard Hardegen, Alan Longmuir
Matthew Bannister on a choreographer, an animator, a U-boat captain and a pop star.
Lord Carrington, Karen Finch, Claude Lanzmann, Harlan Ellison
Matthew Bannister on a politician, a textile conservator, a film maker and a writer.
Oliver Knussen CBE, Barbara Harrell-Bond OBE, Sam Chisholm, Steve Ditko, Anna Sándor de Kénos
Julian Worricker on a musician, an anthropologist, a media boss, an artist, an aristocrat.
Charles Gimingham, Felicia Langer, Julian Tudor Hart, Anne Olivier Popham Bell, Adrian Cronauer
Julian Worricker on an ecologist, a lawyer, a doctor, an editor, and a disc jockey.
Mary Ellis, Shinobu Hashimoto, Dr William McBride AO, CBE, Dr Lincoln Brower, Mahendra Kaul
Matthew Bannister on a pilot, a screenwriter, a doctor, a lepidopterist and a broadcaster.
Tony Bullimore, Aiko Herzig-Yoshinaga, Barry Chuckle, June Jacobs, Tommy Peoples
Matthew Bannister on a yachtsman, a campaigner, a comedian, an activist, a fiddle player.
Aretha Franklin, VS Naipaul, Winston Ntshona, Nan Joyce
Matthew Bannister on an author, an activist, an actor and a singer.
Kofi Annan, Janice Tchalenko, Hugh Synge, Helen MacLeod, Hettie Williams
Julian Worricker on a diplomat, a ceramicist, a botanist, a harpist and a teacher.
Lindsay Kemp, John Calder, Hilary Lister, John Calcutt, Neil Simon
Julian Worricker on a dancer, a publisher, a sailor, an academic and a playwright.
Burt Reynolds, Lord Peter Melchett, Rita Borsellino, Ajit Wadekar
Matthew Bannister on a film star, an environmentalist, a campaigner, a cricketer.
Lady Coleridge, Jalaluddin Haqqani, Jacqueline Pearce, Lord Thomas of Macclesfield, Stan Brock
Matthew Bannister on a nurse, a warlord, an actor, a banker and a cowboy.
Denis Norden, Diane Leather, Johnny Kingdom, Fenella Fielding
Andrea Catherwood on a comedy writer, an athlete, a wildlife expert and an actress.
Chas Hodges, MJ Long, Arthur Mitchell, Rick Turner, Rachid Taha
Matthew Bannister on a musician, an architect, a dancer, an archaeologist and a singer.
Charles Aznavour, Dr Charles Kao, Elizabeth de Mauny Wainwright, John Cunliffe
Matthew Bannister on a singer, a physicist, a journalist and a writer
Ray Galton, Professor Gerald Russell, Evelyn Anthony, Sir Roger Gibbs, Montserrat Caballé
Matthew Bannister on a comedy writer, a psychiatrist, a novelist, a financier, a singer
Paul Allen, Dr Mary Midgley, Leon Lederman, Roger Mainwood
Matthew Bannister on an entrepreneur, a philosopher, a particle physicist and an animator.
Anthea Bell OBE, Captain Michael Howard, Baroness Hollis of Heigham, Cicely Berry CBE, Tony Hiller
Matthew Bannister on a translator, an army officer, a peer, a voice coach and a songwriter
Wanda Ferragamo, Wim Kok, Ntozake Shange, Mohamed Sahnoun, Keith Killby
Matthew Bannister on a businesswoman, a politician, a writer, a diplomat and a pacifist.
Lord Heywood, Pamela Lonsdale, Sangharakshita, Tom Jago, Francis Lai
Matthew Bannister on a civil servant, a producer, a Buddhist, a marketeer and a composer.
Aubrey Manning, Max Levitas, Babs Beverley, Janet Paisley, Stan Lee
Matthew Bannister on a naturalist, a Communist, a singer, a writer, a comic book creator.
John Large, William Goldman, Dr Sarah Ntiro, Richard Baker, Patsy Rodgers
Matthew Bannister on a screenwriter, an engineer, a broadcaster, a campaigner and a king.
Baroness Trumpington, Roy Bailey, Chief Inspector Henry Stevens GC, Bernardo Bertolucci
Matthew Bannister on a baroness, a singer, a police officer and a film director.
Harry Leslie Smith, Pete Shelley, Monica Sims, Professor Wendy Atkin OBE, Ivan March
Matthew Bannister on a campaigner, a singer, a BBC manager, an epidemiologist, a critic
Peter Boizot, Judith Kazantzis, Sir Sze-Yuen Chung, Sister Cecylia Roszak, Scott English
Matthew Bannister on a businessman, a poet, a politician, a nun and a songwriter.
Sir David Weatherall, Penny Marshall, Evelyn Berezin, Zhores Medvedev, Nancy Wilson
Matthew Bannister on a haematologist, a film director, an inventor, a dissident, a singer
Sister Wendy Beckett, Nicolas Roeg, Inge Borkh, Professor Sir Aaron Klug, Geoff Emerick
Julian Worricker on an art historian, a director, a singer, a scientist, a sound engineer.
Dame June Whitfield, Sir Jack Zunz, Thomas Baptiste, David Austin OBE, Karre Mastanamma
Matthew Bannister on an actress, an engineer, an actor, a rosarian and a cook.
Nancy Roman, Ralph Koltai CBE, Julia Grant, Jin Yong, Norman Gimbel
Matthew Bannister on an astronomer, a designer, a transgender activist and a writer.
Joe Casely-Hayford, Judge Nicholas Crichton, Professor Sophie Oluwole, Professor Paul O’Brien CBE, Carol Channing
Matthew Bannister on a designer, a judge, a philosopher, a nanotechnologist and a singer.
Hugh McIlvanney, Jennie Buckman, John Beavis, David Pritchard
Matthew Bannister on a sports writer, a theatre director, a surgeon and a producer.
Jeremy Hardy, Diana Athill OBE, Sir Conrad Swan, Michel Legrand
Julian Worricker on a comedian, an editor, a herald and a composer.
Rosamunde Pilcher OBE, Hugh Lewin, Lamia Al-Gailani, Dr Stewart Adams OBE, Dr Adam Watson
Andrea Catherwood on an activist, a pharmacist, an ecologist, an archaeologist, an author
Gordon Banks OBE, Vikki Orvice, David Garman OBE, Mary Oliver, Albert Finney
Matthew Bannister on a goalkeeper, a sportswriter, an inventor, a poet and an actor.
Lady Falkender, Karl Lagerfeld, John Stalker, Andrea Levy, Peter Tork
A political secretary, a designer, a police officer, an author and a pop star.
André Previn KBE, John Haynes OBE, Tony Mendez, Lady Grantchester
Matthew Bannister on a conductor, a publisher, a spy and a businesswoman.
France-Albert Rene, Simon Norton, Belle Tutaev, Dr Ian Adamson OBE, Keith Flint
Matthew Bannister on a President, a mathematician, a campaigner, a historian, a singer
Professor Mike Oliver, Jacques Loussier, Professor Richard Lacey, The Reverend Ruth Scott
Matthew Bannister on a disability rights activist, a pianist, a microbiologist, a vicar.
Gillian Freeman, Sir Peter Hutchison, Sister Dorothy Bell, Dick Dale
Matthew Bannister on a writer, a botanist, a nun and a guitarist.
Baroness Warnock, William Hucklesby QPM, Rose Hilton, Professor Lord Bhattacharyya CBE FRS, Scott Walker
Matthew Bannister on a philosopher, a police officer, an artist, a professor and a singer
Michel Bacos, Agnes Varda, Victor Hochhauser CBE, Barbara Low, Ranking Roger
Matthew Bannister on a pilot, a film director, an impresario, a biochemist and a singer.
Sydney Brenner, Dan Robbins, Edda Tasiemka, Ian McDonald
Matthew Bannister on a biologist, an artist, an archivist and a spokesman.
David Thouless, Nadja Poderegin, Ian Cognito, Dr Michael O’Donnell, Les Reed
Julian Worricker on a scientist, an actress, a comedian, a journalist, a songwriter.
Lyra McKee, Una-Mary Parker, Mira Markovic, Doreen Spooner, Edward Kelsey
Matthew Bannister on a journalist, a writer, a politician, a photographer, an actor
Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg, Terry Rawlings, Neus Català, Heather Harper CBE, Peter Mayhew
Matthew Bannister on a Grand Duke, a film editor, a campaigner, a soprano, an actor
Winnie Jordan, Richard Green, Karol Modzelewski, Liz Howe, John Singleton
Andrea Catherwood on a runner, a psychiatrist, an activist, an ecologist, a film director
Doris Day, Brian Walden, Dorothy Rowe, Lorraine Warren
Julian Worricker on an actress, a broadcaster, a psychologist, a paranormal investigator.
Niki Lauda, Judith Kerr, IM Pei, Herman Wouk
Matthew Bannister on a racing driver, a children's author, an architect, a novelist.
Professor Murray Gell-Mann, Nan Winton, James McCord, Gregory Gray
Matthew Bannister on a physicist, a newsreader, a spy and a singer.
Edward Seaga, Binyavanga Wainaina, Mary Stopes-Roe, Gloria Schiff, Dr John
Julian Worricker on a politician, a writer, an archivist, a fashion editor, a singer.
John Tidmarsh OBE, Sylvia Denman, Paul Darrow, Sheila Turner, Leon Redbone
Matthew Bannister on a broadcaster, a lawyer, an actor, a campaigner and a singer.
Emma Barnett presents, with original journalism and surprising news stories.
The war in Iraq and the war inside my head
US marine Zach Skiles reluctantly took part in the invasion of Iraq
Michelle McManus talks to comedian Ray Bradshaw about being raised by two deaf parents.
After the Iraq War, a US marine’s inner battle to adapt to civilian life
Why do we care where we come from?
The need to discover our past and what this tells us about ourselves