Great Lives

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

Hanif Kureishi nominates his friend David Bowie as his hero.
Hanif Kureishi nominates his friend David Bowie as his hero.
Catherine the Great is chosen by Dame Barbara Stocking. Matthew Parris presents.
Catherine the Great is chosen by Dame Barbara Stocking. Matthew Parris presents.
Hedy Lamarr, actress, inventor, and the most beautiful woman in the world.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Matthew Parris hears why the black activist and poet has been chosen as a great life.
Miles Davis chosen by Adrian Utley of Portishead.
Miles Davis chosen by Adrian Utley of Portishead.
Jim Moir, aka Vic Reeves, chooses the life of Don van Vliet - Captain Beefheart.
Jim Moir, aka Vic Reeves, chooses the life of Don van Vliet - Captain Beefheart.