Great Lives is a History Documentary programme.

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Great Lives

Matthew Parris presents the biographical series. Justin Marozzi nominates Herodotus - father of history or father of lies?

Genre: History Documentary

When is Great Lives next on TV?

It's next showing on BBC Radio 4 Tonight, 11:00pm and on BBC Radio 4 Longwave Tonight, 11:00pm. See more...

Main Cast

Matthew Parris
Image for Mike LeighMike Leigh
Joan Bakewell
Victor Spinetti
Meredith Daneman
Adam Phillips
Francine Stock
Richard Ingrams
Gillian Slovo
Stephen Johnson
John Murray
Janette Scott
Stan Stennett