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Season 1, Episode 8 - Live Final

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In this live final, hosted by Claudia Winkleman and Nick Robinson, the celebrity advocates return to fight their winning Icon's case - and the public then votes for the person they believe was the greatest figure of the 20th century.
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Season 1, Episode 7 - Artists And Writers

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This episode sees actress Lily Cole examine four of the 20th century's greatest artists and writers. Lily will explore the lives of Pablo Picasso, Virginia Woolf, Alfred Hitchcock, and Andy Warhol - finding out what inspired their most celebrated works, and why they still resonate today.
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Season 1, Episode 6 - Sports

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This episode sees broadcaster Clare Balding examine the achievements of four of the 20th century's most influential sports stars. Clare will be assessing the legacies of Pele, Muhammad Ali, Billie Jean King and Tanni Grey-Thompson. Each of them transcended their sport and had an impact on the century far beyond their profe...
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Season 1, Episode 5 - Activists

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This episode sees actor Sanjeev Bhaskar explore the lives of the 20th century's greatest activists. Sanjeev will examine the lives of Emmeline Pankhurst, Mahatma Gandhi, Helen Keller and Martin Luther King Jr. He'll assess the qualities that made them great, and the ground-breaking ways in which each of them fought for the...
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Season 1, Episode 4 - Entertainers

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This episode sees Hollywood star Kathleen Turner explores the lives of four of the 20th century's greatest entertainers. Kathleen will examine the lives of Charlie Chaplin, Billie Holiday, Marilyn Monroe and David Bowie. She'll uncover their greatest achievements and explore their legacies.
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Season 1, Episode 3 - Scientists

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In this episode, naturalist Chris Packham will assess the lives of the 20th century's greatest scientists. Chris will examine the lives of Marie Curie, Albert Einstein, Alan Turing and Tu Youyou. He'll explore some of their most famous discoveries - as well as the lesser-known human stories behind them - so often overshado...
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Season 1, Episode 2 - Explorers

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This series explores the achievements and legacies of some of the greatest figures of the 20th century. In this episode, Dermot O'Leary looks at four of the century's greatest explorers. Dermot will examine the lives of Ernest Shackleton, Gertrude Bell, Neil Armstrong and Jane Goodall. He'll uncover their greatest accompli...
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Season 1, Episode 1 - Leaders

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This series explores the achievements and legacies of some of the greatest figures of the 20th century. In this episode, Sir Trevor McDonald examines the lives of four of the greatest leaders. Trevor looks at the lives of Winston Churchill, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Margaret Thatcher and Nelson Mandela. He'll discover exa...
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