French Roman Catholics in all BBC programmes
Helen Lewis chooses the so-called 'Black Queen' of France, Catherine de Medici.
Matthew Parris hears from David Blunkett about the life of Louis Braille. From 2015.
Francesca Simon tells Matthew Parris why Jean Cocteau's is a Great Life.
Josephine Bonaparte, first empress of France, chosen by Janine di Giovanni.
Soul singer Mica Paris tells Matthew Parris why Josephine Baker is her heroine.
Sir Terence Conran nominates the Michelin brothers, makers of the pneumatic tyre.
Television and radio presenter Stuart Hall discusses his lifelong hero, Napoleon Bonaparte
Comedienne Jenny Eclair chooses one of the first acting superstars, Sarah Bernhardt.