Great Britons is a major new ten-part series. Each of the one-hour programmes is dedicated to one of the public's Top Ten Great Britons, and is presented by a different well-known modern-day Briton who will be trying to persuade you that their choice is the one to vote for.
The top ten is revealed and a debate on the merits of each ensues in the studio.
Jeremy Clarkson follows in the footsteps of the great engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel whose designs for bridges, railways, steamships, docks and buildings revolutionised modern engineering.
But his boldness and determination to succeed often led him to repeatedly risk his own life. Jeremy Clarkson, discovers for himself just how terrifying that was.
Did The Origin of Species make Charles Darwin the greatest ever Briton? Andrew Marr makes his case in the Galapagos Islands - where Darwin first witnessed evolution at work.
Writer and broadcaster Rosie Boycott makes the case for choosing Diana, Princess of Wales, as the greatest Briton of all time.
1st Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland. Commander of the New Model Army during the English Civil War against King Charles I.
Historian and writer Lucy Moore makes the case for choosing Horatio Nelson as the greatest Briton of all time.
Actress Fiona Shaw explores the author's identity and applauds him for writing about life in a way that all could understand.
Consigned to the Tower of London in her youth, Elizabeth I survived to turn Britain into a world power. Michael Portillo argues the case for the queen as being the most remarkable leader this country has ever had.
Isaac Newton is best remembered for the story of the falling apple - the inspiration for his theory of gravity. Historian Tristram Hunt argues, however, that there was much more to Newton than this.
First with the Beatles, then as a solo star, John Lennon revolutionised 20th-century music. Jonathan Creek's Alan Davies celebrates an icon for the post-war generation who communicated in a universal language - pop music.
Anne Robinson is joined by the celebrities who championed the ten nominees while the final votes are cast.