Great Lives: Series 36: David Blunkett on Louis...05/26/15
Matthew Parris hears from David Blunkett about the life of Louis Braille.
Great Lives: Series 36: US Ambassador Matthew Barzun on JG...
Matthew Parris meets the US ambassador Matthew Barzun, who talks about John Gil Winant.
Great Lives: Series 4: Octavia Hill
Trade unionist and politician Brenda Dean chooses National Trust founder Octavia Hill.
GreatLives:19May15 JG Winant by Matthew Barzun
The American Ambassador chooses Jon Gil Winant, Roosevelt's envoy to London during World War Two
GreatLives: Marlon Brando by Antonia Quirke
Marlon Brando - greatest actor of the twentieth century? Film critic Antonia Quirke definitely thinks he is. But the star of the Godfather, On the Waterfront and A Streetcar Named Desire divides opinion in this lively assessment of his life. With...
GreatLives: Wendy Cope on John Clare
The poet Wendy Cope chooses for her Great Life that of John Clare. The expert witness in the studio with Matthew Parris and Wendy Cope is Sir Jonathan Bate, Clare's biographer.
GreatLives: 28 Apr 15: Dame Helen Ghosh on James Lees-Milne
Matthew Parris's guest is Dame Helen Ghosh, Director General of the National Trust, who chooses as her Great Life James Lees-Milne who worked for the Trust between 1936 and 1966. He was responsible for acquiring many of the Trust's most iconic...
Great Lives: Zoran Music
Comedian and actor Kulvinder Ghir nominates the artist Zoran Music who painted corpses in Dachau concentration camp. Matthew Parris presents with art expert Michael Peppiatt. Producer,Perminder Khatkar.
Great Lives: Rachel Johnson on Ottoline Morrell
Rachel Johnson author and journalist champions the life of Ottoline Morrell and tells Matthew Parris why she is a Great Life.They are also joined by biographer Miranda Seymour. Producer : Perminder Khatkar.
GreatLives: 07 Apr 15: Sir Trevor McDonald on Learie...
The veteran broadcaster Sir Trevor McDonald chooses the life of Learie Constantine, the Trinidadian cricketer, politician and broadcaster who championed the rights of West Indians in Britain during the war years and afterwards.
GreatLives: 30Jan15 Mervyn King on Risto Ryti
The Finnish Prime Minster and banker is profiled by Sir Mervyn King
GreatLives:20Jan15 Nora Ephrom
Journalist Eve Pollard chooses the life of the stage and screenplay writer Nora Ephrom, famous for writing When Harry Met Sally and Sleepless in Seattle
GreatLives: 13 Jan 15: Guy Burgess
Michael Dobbs champions the life of Guy Burgess - journalist, diplomat and spy. Matthew Parris chairs and Burgess’s biographer Stewart Purvis contributes to the debate.
GreatLives: 06 Jan 14: Richard the Third
Matthew Parris talks to Philippa Langley, who led the search for the remains of Richard III in Leicester, to find out why for her his was a Great Life.
GreatLives: 30 DEC 14: Roald Dahl
Professor Tom Solomon proposes Roald Dahl for Great Life status.
GreatLives: 23Dec14: Michael Young
The musician Brian Eno nominates Michael Young
GreatLives: 16 Dec 14 : Louisa M Alcott
Journalist Laura Bates tells Matthew Parris why her nomination for a Great Life is Louisa M. Alcott, author of Little Women.
GreatLives: 09Dec14: Emil Zatopek
Comedian Arthur Smith on Czech runner Emil Zatopek
GreatLives: 30 Sept 14 Lucille Ball
Matthew Parris asks Professor Edith Hall about the life and work of Lucille Ball, whom she nominates as a Great Life. Producer: Christine Hall
GreatLives: 23 Sept 14 Joseph Bazalgette
Matthew Parris talks to Lord Adonis about the life of Sir Joseph Bazalgette and is joined by his great-great-grandson Peter. Producer: Christine Hall
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