1889 births in all BBC programmes
Charlie Chaplin wasn’t funny but a political rebel. Mark Steel nominates him as his hero.
Theatre director, actress and writer Yvonne Brewster nominates poet Claude McKay.
Francesca Simon tells Matthew Parris why Jean Cocteau's is a Great Life.
Ludwig Wittgenstein, fascinating and misunderstood thinker, is chosen by Raymond Tallis.
Mervyn King champions the life of the former Prime Minister of Finland Risto Ryti.
Matthew Parris meets US Ambassador Matthew Barzun to talk about his wartime predecessor.