Great Lives

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Biographical series in which guests choose someone who has inspired their lives.

Sara Wheeler nominates her literary hero, Sybille Bedford.
Anand Menon chooses Leeds United captain, Billy Bremner.
Sally Phillips nominates her comedy star, Myrna Loy.
Victoria Wood May 5, 2020
Victoria Wood, creator of Dinnerladies, Acorn Antiques and As Seen on TV.
Maya Angelou April 29, 2020
Professor Olivette Otele chooses author Maya Angelou.
Earthsea author Ursula le Guin
Frank Cottrell-Boyce on Tove Jansson, creator of the Moomins.
Chef, writer and presenter Rick Stein nominates Jim Morrison, lead singer of The Doors.
Andi Oliver on Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison.
Kurt Vonnegut Jan. 10, 2020
Kurt Vonnegut on Kurt Vonnegut, with a little help from Josie Long
Charlie Parker - Bird - proposed by Ken Clarke
Bill Bailey and his love for Victorian naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace
Novelist Enid Blyton Dec. 24, 2019
How can Enid Blyton not be a great life?
Jeremy Paxman nominates the Victorian social reformer Lord Shaftesbury.
Lindsey Hilsum on the extraordinary life of Lee Miller.
William Brown, star of the Just William books, proposed by Peter Oborne
Author Chibundu Onuzo on the first elected female in Africa, Constance Cummings-John.
Comedian Sindhu Vee nominates Prince, the musical superstar.
Eleonora Duse, pioneering nineteenth-century actress, is the choice of Fiona Shaw.
Psychotherapist Philippa Perry on the Italian educator Maria Montessori.