The first and only female Speaker of the House of Commons, Betty Boothroyd enjoyed a stage career as a dancer before becoming involved in politics in the 1960s and entering Parliament as the MP for West Bromwich in 1973.
She has sat as a crossbench peer since standing down as Speaker in 2000.
Her programme explored "the case against the government's plans for the abolition of the House of Lords", heard from an expert on garden pests and took a colourful trip into musical theatre.
Oxford graduate Stewart Lee came to prominence as one half of a comedy act with Richard Herring. He wrote the controversial Jerry Springer: The Opera and his BBC TV series Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle was nominated for a Bafta.
His programme features novelist AS Byatt, Oliver Cromwell, a discussion on professional critics and will "reflect, rather selfishly, exclusively on things that have been bothering me for the last 12 months".
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