Petra Kelly May 10, 2011
Green MP Caroline Lucas nominates Petra Kelly, the German Green superstar politician.
Lewis Carroll May 3, 2011
Writer Lynne Truss chooses the creator of Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll.
GreatLives: Lewis Carroll 03 May 11 May 3, 2011
Matthew Parris and writer Lynne Truss discuss the life of author Lewis Carroll. Famous for the Alice books, Carroll was also a brilliant mathematician and early photographer....
Kathleen Ferrier April 26, 2011
Broadcaster Sue MacGregor nominates singer Kathleen Ferrier who died tragically young.
GreatLives: Kathleen Ferrier 27 Apr 11 April 26, 2011
Broadcaster Sue MacGregor nominates singer Kathleen Ferrer, who died tragically young. Matthew Parris presents, with the help of Christopher Fifield who edited Ferrier's letters....
GreatLives: Simone de Beauvoir April 19, 2011
Actress Diana Quick tells Matthew Parris why Simone de Beauvoir changed her life after reading "The Second Sex". Lisa Appignanesi is the expert witness....
Simone de Beauvoir April 19, 2011
Actress Diana Quick selects philosopher Simone de Beauvoir for Great Lives.
Leonard Bernstein April 12, 2011
Conductor Charles Hazlewood chooses Leonard Bernstein.
GreatLives: Bernstein 12 Apr 10 April 12, 2011
Leonard Bernstein, composer of West Side Story, was one of the greatest musical figures of the twentieth century. He's chosen by conductor Charles Hazlewood. Presenter Matthew Parris asks Bernstein's colleague and friend, Humphrey Burton, blunt...
Thomas Edison April 5, 2011
Sir Clive Sinclair discusses fellow inventor Thomas Edison with Matthew Parris.
GreatLives: Thomas Edison 05 April 11 April 5, 2011
Sir Clive Sinclair nominates fellow inventor Thomas Edison. Edison invented sound recording, the electric light bulb and moving pictures, but also had his fair share of duds along the way. Sir Clive invented the first electronic calculator but also...
Marcus Garvey Feb. 1, 2011
Playwright Kwame Kwei-Armah on Marcus Garvey, the inspirational 20th-century black leader.
GreatLives: Marcus Garvey 01 Feb 11 Feb. 1, 2011
Kwame Kwei-Armah chooses Marcus Garvey, the inspirational black leader of the early twentieth century. With biographer Colin Grant and presenter Matthew Parris....
GreatLives: Mary Stott 25 Jan 2011 Jan. 25, 2011
Katharine Whitehorn nominates Mary Stott, the great campaigning journalist and the first editor of the Guardian women's page. Dame Liz Forgan shares her memories of working with Mary, and Matthew Parris presents....
Mary Stott Jan. 25, 2011
Katharine Whitehorn chooses journalist and campaigner Mary Stott.
GreatLives: Gertrude Bell 18 Jan 11 Jan. 18, 2011
Iraqi-born physicist Jim al-Khalili explores the life of Gertrude Bell, adventurer, archaeologist and arguably the founder of modern Iraq....
Gertrude Bell Jan. 18, 2011
Physicist Jim al-Khalili nominates Gertrude Bell who shaped modern-day Iraq.
GreatLives: Aneurin Bevan 04 Jan 11 Jan. 4, 2011
Matthew Parris explores the life of Aneurin Bevan, the founder of the NHS, chosen by the former leader of the Labour Party, Lord Kinnock. John Campbell adds biographical detail....
Aneurin Bevan Jan. 4, 2011
Lord Kinnock chooses the life of Aneurin Bevan, the founder of the NHS.
GreatLives: Sammy Davis Jr 28 Dec 10 Dec. 28, 2010
Lionel Blair chooses his friend and dancing partner Sammy Davis Jr - Puerto Rican, Jewish, and possessing only one eye, but a great all round performer. Paul Gambaccini offers expert advice and Matthew Parris presents....