Great Lives

by BBC · · · · 175 subscribers

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

Doris Day is the choice of Dolly Alderton, author, podcaster and columnist.
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.
The amazing Maya Angelou April 29, 2020
Maya Angelou, author of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.
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 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.