Some of the men who have made the headlines in 2006, as featured by the BBC News profiles unit.

Burdened with the tag "Northern Totty", Daniel Craig was not everyone's choice to play Ian Fleming's suave secret agent in Casino Royale. However critics and audience raved over his performance, equating it to that of many people's favourite Bond, Sean Connery. Craig's 007 has been described as mysterious, charming, vulnerable and tough as hell, while his six pack, emerging from the water above a skimpy pair of trunks, had numerous fans swooning in their seats.

Полный список "лиц года" таков: Фидель Кастро, Александр Литвиненко, Зинедин Зидан, Саддам Хуссейн, Муххамед Юнус, Ким Джонг-Ил, Ричард Хаммонд, Стив Ирвин, Инзамам-Ул-Хак, Монти Панесар, Джордж Гэллоуэй, Дэниэл Крэйг, Саид Хассан Насралла, Чарльз Кеннеди, Мэл Гибсон, Томми Шеридан.