Verghese Kurien, Helen Nicoll, Bobby Hogg, Tereska Torres, 'Big Jim' Sullivan

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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.

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Verghese Kurien

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.

Helen Nicoll

Matthew spoke to the illustrator Jan Pienkowski who worked with her for many decades.

Bobby Hogg

We spoke to the linguistics expert Dr Robert Millar and to Bobby’s friend, the local historian David Alston.

Tereska Torrès

Last Word spoke to her son Gabriel Levin.

'Big Jim' Sullivan

Last Word spoke to the musician Marty Wilde.