Great Lives

Radio 4's biographical series.

Each week, a living celebrity is invited to nominate one of their heroes, the only condition being that the hero must be dead.

With the help of an expert on that person, presenter Humphrey Carpenter discusses the Great Life and assesses their importance.

Biography discussion series.

Tim Waterstone, founder of the bookstore chain, nominates Clement Attlee, the Labour prime minister, for assessment.

With Ben Pimlott and Joan Bakewell

Bookseller Tim Waterstone and biographer Ben Pimlott discuss the former prime minister.

Bookseller Tim Waterstone and biographer Ben Pimlott discuss former prime minister Clement Attlee. With Joan Bakewell. From August 2001.
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