Congressional Gold Medal recipients in all BBC programmes
Biographical series presented by Matthew Parris.
Journalist Valerie Grove chooses Charles M Schulz, creator of the Peanuts cartoon strip.
Times journalist Valerie Grove nominates the 'Peanuts' cartoonist Charles M Schulz.
Matthew Parris on Roald Amundsen, first man to the South Pole.
The Albanian opera singer Ermonela Jaho chooses the life of Mother Teresa of Calcutta.
Broadcaster and DJ Colin Murray chooses Frank Sinatra.
British General Sir Michael Rose selects 'Father of the American Nation' George Washington
Comedian Bernard Manning assesses the achievements of Mother Teresa of Calcutta.
Conservative MP Ann Widdicombe nominates the last Pope, John Paul II.
Ann Widdicombe MP nominates the late pontiff, who agreed with her on women priests.
Ken Livingstone discusses his hero, US politician Robert Kennedy.
Lord Powell nominates Ronald Reagan, with assistance from Edmund Morris.
Lord Powell nominates Ronald Reagan for great life status.
Sir Ben Kingsley champions the life of holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel as his great life.
Sir Clive Sinclair discusses fellow inventor Thomas Edison with Matthew Parris.
Gerald Scarfe, merciless political cartoon satirist, chooses an icon who created icons.
Lord Digby Jones chooses Winston Churchill, with contribution from Prof David Reynolds.