Dolly Alderton on Doris Day June 2, 2020
Doris Day is the choice of Dolly Alderton, author, podcaster and columnist.
Sybille Bedford, author of Jigsaw and A Legacy May 26, 2020
Sara Wheeler nominates her literary hero, Sybille Bedford.
Billy Bremner of Leeds United May 19, 2020
Anand Menon chooses Leeds United captain, Billy Bremner.
Sally Phillips on Hollywood star Myrna Loy May 13, 2020
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.
Ursula Le Guin nominated by Kate Stables April 21, 2020
Earthsea author Ursula le Guin
Frank Cottrell Boyce on Tove Jansson April 14, 2020
Frank Cottrell-Boyce on Tove Jansson, creator of the Moomins.
Rick Stein on Jim Morrison April 10, 2020
Chef, writer and presenter Rick Stein nominates Jim Morrison, lead singer of The Doors.
Andi Oliver on Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison Jan. 21, 2020
Andi Oliver on Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison.
Kurt Vonnegut and Josie Long Jan. 10, 2020
Kurt Vonnegut on Kurt Vonnegut, with a little help from Josie Long
Charlie Parker nominated by Ken Clarke Jan. 3, 2020
Charlie Parker - Bird - proposed by Ken Clarke
Bill Bailey on his hero Alfred Russel Wallace Dec. 24, 2019
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 Lord Shaftesbury Dec. 17, 2019
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
Constance Agatha Cummings-John Oct. 7, 2019
Author Chibundu Onuzo on the first elected female in Africa, Constance Cummings-John.
Comedian Sindhu Vee on Prince Sept. 17, 2019
Comedian Sindhu Vee nominates Prince, the musical superstar.
Fiona Shaw nominates actress Eleonora Duse Sept. 12, 2019
Eleonora Duse, pioneering nineteenth-century actress, is the choice of Fiona Shaw.