Writers from London in all BBC programmes
Fiona Reynolds, Director-General of the National Trust, nominates Beatrix Potter.
Fiona Reynolds, former director of the National Trust, chooses writer Beatrix Potter.
Kenneth Clarke chooses the Victorian politician, Benjamin Disraeli.
Satirist and writer Armando Iannucci chooses novelist Charles Dickens.
Poet Kit Wright chooses author and creator of the English dictionary, Dr Samuel Johnson.
Writer Sue Limb chooses the 'mad, bad and dangerous to know' poet, Lord Byron.
Grace Dent loves Nancy Mitford, author of Love in a Cold Climate. From 2013.
Neurologist and author Oliver Sacks is Suzanne O'Sullivan's hero, she tells Matthew Parris
Comedian Russell Kane nominates novelist Evelyn Waugh, with Ann Pasternak Slater helping.
Sara Pascoe champions Virginia Woolf, author of Mrs Dalloway and A Room of One's Own.
Politician Boris Johnson chooses the creator of the English dictionary, Dr Samuel Johnson.