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Last Word

Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Unity Spencer, Lewis Golden OBE, John Butler, Joy Lofthouse

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

(Photo: Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky)

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The Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky, known for playing leading operatic roles - and for his silver hair and matinee idol looks.

Unity Spencer who overcame a dysfunctional upbringing as the daughter of the painter Stanley Spencer to be recognised as an accomplished artist in her own right.

Lewis Golden, the war veteran who set up the successful Everest Double Glazing business.

John Butler - piano tuner to stars like Oscar Peterson, Sammy Davis Junior and Frank Sinatra.

And Joy Lofthouse, one of the last surviving female pilots who delivered Spitfires to their airbases during the war. Show less

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Barry Fantoni
Interviewed Guest:
Deborah Golden
Interviewed Guest:
Norman Lebrecht
Interviewed Guest:
John Spencer
Interviewed Guest:
Antonio Pappano

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