A national treasure, Humphrey Lyttelton is very much a Renaissance man. Son of a famous Eton housemaster, he is descended from a long line of land-owning, political, military, clerical, scholastic and literary forebears. He served in the Grenadier Guards in the Second World War, and founded his first Jazz band in 1948. He and his band remain as in-demand as ever. Every Monday night since 1967, Humph has written and presented BBC's The Best of Jazz and he is, famously, Chairman of the anarchie, award-winning radio programme. I'm Sorry, I Haven't a Clue. He has written nine books and composed over two hundred tunes, and has Honorary Doctorates at the universities of Warwick, Loughborough, Durham, Keele, Hertford and de Montfort.