Icons Season 1

Season 1

Icons Season 1

First Air Date: January 08, 2019

First Aired on    :   2019
Episodes    :   8 episodes



Episodes

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1x08 Live Final (February 05, 2019)


The live final of the series exploring the achievements of some of the greatest figures of the 20th century. The public vote for who they believe should be called the greatest.


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1x07 Artists & Writers (January 29, 2019)


Exploring the achievements of the greatest figures of the 20th century. Lily Cole looks at Pablo Picasso, Virginia Woolf, Alfred Hitchcock and Andy Warhol.


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1x06 Sports (January 22, 2019)


Exploring the achievements of the greatest figures of the 20th century. Exploring the legacies of sports stars Pele, Muhammad Ali, Billie Jean King and Tanni Grey-Thompson.


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1x05 Activists (January 21, 2019)


Exploring the achievements of the greatest figures of the 20th century. Examining the lives of Emmeline Pankhurst, Mahatma Gandhi, Helen Keller and Martin Luther King Jr.


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1x04 Entertainers (January 15, 2019)


Exploring the achievements of the greatest figures of the 20th century. Kathleen Turner looks at Charlie Chaplin, Billie Holiday, Marilyn Monroe and David Bowie.


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1x03 Scientists (January 14, 2019)


Exploring the achievements of the greatest figures of the 20th century. Chris Packham assesses the lives of Marie Curie, Albert Einstein, Alan Turing and Tu You You.


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1x02 Explorers (January 09, 2019)


The second in series charts the story of exploration in the 20th century with the public deciding who the greatest explorer was.


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1x01 Leaders (January 08, 2019)


During his illustrious broadcasting career, Sir Trevor McDonald has interviewed many of the top politicians of our time. In the first episode of Icons, he argues that a political leader deserves to be crowned the public's icon of the 20th Century. From the darkness of 1940s Blitz Britain to a hopeful new South Africa, Sir Trevor tells a story of four iconic leaders: Winston Churchill, Franklin D Roosevelt, Margaret Thatcher and Nelson Mandela.