An maverick who tried to circumnavigate the world, but failed to prepare properly – leading to terrifying adventures, mishaps, and a fear that he was dead.
From a background of poverty he rose to become Principal Dancer at the Royal Ballet, overcoming Apartheid, racial and religious prejudice.
The longest surviving female SOE agent working in occupied France, she paved the way for D-Day, but was never acknowledged by her male colleagues.
An insurance salesman who was active in the resistance in Jersey in the Channel Islands during the war, rescuing Russian slave labourers from the occupiers.
Liberation or theft? He committed one of the most scandalous ‘crimes’ of the 1950s, but it didn’t stop him going on to become a barrister.
After experiencing strange phenomena in the RAF, he set up the Sole Experiment project to prove that there is life after death.