Recipients of the Legion of Honour in all BBC programmes
Matthew Parris introduces the life of writer Harold Pinter, chosen by Diane Abbott MP.
Blind Argentinian writer Borges is championed by Marcus de Sautoy.
John Cooper Clarke nominates Salvador Dali for great life status, melting clocks and all.
Comedienne Jenny Eclair chooses one of the first acting superstars, Sarah Bernhardt.
Architect, Sir David Chipperfield, chooses Le Corbusier
David Mellor promotes the life of conductor Sir Thomas Beecham.