By Susie Cohen Tv And Radio Reporter For The Daily Mail
Published: 00:06 GMT, 31 January 2019 | Updated: 00:14 GMT, 1 February 2019
The public has whittled down a list of the ‘greatest’ people of the 20th century to seven finalists – all of whom are men.
The BBC show Icons initially picked seven categories with four inspirational characters included in each field.
The categories were leaders, explorers, scientists, entertainers, activists, sports stars, and artists/writers.
The public has been voting for which individual in each field most deserved to reach the programme finale next Tuesday. But despite 12 women being included on the longlist of 28 ‘greats’ of the last century, selected by a ‘panel of experts’, none won in their category.
The BBC offered the public a choice of four 20th Century 'Icons' in each of seven categories. In the 'Leader' category, above, Mrs Thatcher, FDR, and Sir winston Churchill all lost out to Nelson Mandela
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