Great Lives

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

Benazir Bhutto made history when, aged 35, she became the first democratically elected female Prime Minister of a Muslim majority country. Her family are one of world’s most famous political dynasties, but also one blighted by tragedy – murder, feud and assassinations. Bhutto has been nominated by Christina Lamb, author and chief foreign correspondent with the Sunday Times. Bhutto was her friend and a huge influence on her life. She also expelled Christina Lamb from Pakistan. Christina has a picture of Benazir Bhutto on her desk attending the rally in Pakistan before she was killed by a suicide bomber on ...


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Matthew Parris invites Olympic rower Helen Glover to choose her great life.
Douglas Adams, author of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, chosen by Mark Carwardine.
Cherie Blair picks Rose Heilbron, her role model, as her great life.
Greg Jenner on the great song and dance man Gene Kelly.
Patricia Greene, the actress who plays Jill Archer, nominates Bess of Hardwick as her hero
Simon Evans on JS Mill Aug. 14, 2018
Simon Evans nominates JS Mill, author of On Liberty.
Matthew Parris on Roald Amundsen, first man to the South Pole.
Hanif Kureishi nominates his friend David Bowie as his hero.
Catherine the Great is chosen by Dame Barbara Stocking. Matthew Parris presents.
Hedy Lamarr, actress, inventor, and the most beautiful woman in the world.
Soul singer Mica Paris tells Matthew Parris why Josephine Baker is her heroine.
Matthew Parris meets the actor Simon Callow to discuss the life of Orson Welles.
Ayesha Hazarika champions her hero Jayaben Desai who led the Grunwick strike in 1976.
Tej Lalvani nominates the physicist and bongo playing Richard Feynman as his great life.
Matthew Parris hears why the black activist and poet has been chosen as a great life.
Miles Davis chosen by Adrian Utley of Portishead.
Jim Moir, aka Vic Reeves, chooses the life of Don van Vliet - Captain Beefheart.
Gisela Stuart nominates Joseph Chamberlain as her great life.
Great Lives Jan. 23, 2018
Liza Tarbuck on Nikola Tesla