Novelist, biographer and literary journalist Peter Ackroyd acknowledges his obsession with London and its past.
Racing driver how lost his legs in an accident.
Young monarchs King Abdullah II and Queen Rania have emerged as strong voices for change in the Arab and Islamic world.
Yusuf Hamied, the chairman of the Indian drug company Cipla, provides cheap generic drugs to the world's poorest AIDS sufferers.
Nobel Peace Prize winner Norman Borlaug is credited with saving more lives than anyone else in human history.
Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi spearheads the nation's struggle for democracy.
Shirin Ebadi, the first Muslim woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize.
Dr. Joan Roughgarden's radical ideas on animal behaviour clash with those of the conservative scientific establishment.
A maverick businessman finds success using unorthodox management methods.
London obstetrician Yehudi Gordon embraces the world of complementary therapy.
The life story of former cabinet minister Clare Short.
Cultural iconoclast and provocative thinker Richard Rorty.
A soft-spoken Frenchman has become the only non-British manager to win the Premiership.
The life of popular Latin America writer Isabel Allende, from her early life in Chile to her exile and her first novel.
Controversial philosopher Peter Singer has argued that animals have the same moral status as humans.
Xanana Gusmao, a reluctant president seeks to spend time with his family.
Generic drug pioneer Dr. Yusuf Hamied.
Architect Zaha Hadid opens her critically acclaimed building in Cincinnati.
Russian leader Vladimir Putin has emerged as an international statesman during his early years in power.
A microscopic worm helps John Sulston pioneer techniques in the sequencing of the human genome.
Joseph Ratzinger has been described as the Pope's enforcer.
Nigerian novelist and poet Chinua Achebe.
Author Richard Dawkins is a pioneer in the field of evolutionary biology.
Belfast-born photographer Paul Seawright prepares an exhibition of his pictures from war-torn Afghanistan.
A neuroscientist believes a cure for Alzheimer's disease is within reach.
Mayor Ken Livingston hires Bob Kiley to fix the London underground.
Choreographer Matthew Bourne stages a new production of 'The Nutcracker.'
Chief Howard Davies of the Financial Services Authority polices the money markets.
Many former supporters feel Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf has abandoned Afghanistan and Kashmir.
Scientist Steven Pinker's controversial ideas on evolution and psychology have made his books bestsellers.
Former Chairman Jean-Marie Messier of the French media company Vivendi Universal.
Helen Bamber, founder of the Medical Foundation for the care of Victims of Torture.
Anthropologist Susan Black.
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is also the owner of Europe's largest media group.
Lawyer Carla Del Ponte is Prosecutor for the International Criminal Tribunal.
Novelist Philip Pullman discusses his work, his inspiration and his future plans.