Verghese Kurien, Helen Nicoll, Bobby Hogg, Tereska Torres, 'Big Jim' Sullivan
Matthew Bannister on
Dr Verghese Kurien. Known as "India's Milkman", he transformed milk production in India by setting up co-operatives of small farmers.
Helen Nicoll - the children's author best known for her Meg and Mog stories. Her illustrator Jan Pienkowski pays tribute.
Bobby Hogg - the last surviving speaker of the Cromarty dialect which was used in parts of the Black Isle near Inverness.
The French writer Tereska Torres whose novel about wartime romances caused controversy with its depiction of lesbian affairs
And session guitarist "Big Jim" Sullivan who played on an amazing 55 number one songs.
Matthew spoke to Professor Yoginder Alagh, chairman of the Institute for Rural Management which was set up by Dr Kurien, and to the Labour Peer and economist Lord Desai.
We spoke to the linguistics expert Dr Robert Millar and to Bobby’s friend, the local historian David Alston.
Last Word spoke to her son Gabriel Levin.