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Last Word

Trevor Baylis, Lerone Bennett Jr, Penny Vincenzi, Ian Aitken, Sir Roger Bannister

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Matthew Bannister on inventor Trevor Baylis, historian Lerone Bennett, novelist Penny Vincenzi, columnist Ian Aitken and runner Sir Roger Bannister. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Bob Flowerdew
Interviewed Guest:
David Bunting
Interviewed Guest:
Joy Bennett
Interviewed Guest:
Rev Jesse Jackson
Interviewed Guest:
Clare Alexander
Interviewed Guest:
Jim Naughtie
Interviewed Guest:
Harriet Evans
Producer:
Neil George

Last Word

Chuck Blazer, Maryam Mirzakhani, Bryan Avery, Peter McHugh, Martin Landau

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Matthew Bannister on FIFA official Chuck Blazer, mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani, architect Bryan Avery, journalist Peter McHugh, actor Martin Landau. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Andrew Jennings
Interviewed Guest:
Paul Martin
Interviewed Guest:
Curtis T McMullen
Interviewed Guest:
Jo Boaler
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Weston
Interviewed Guest:
Angie Errigo
Interviewed Guest:
John Stapleton
Interviewed Guest:
Greg Dyke
Producer:
Neil George

Last Word

Simone Veil, Graham Rose, Tom Isaacs, Liu Xiaobo, Ken Hirst

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Matthew Bannister on politician Simone Veil, commercials director Graham Rose, Parkinson's campaigner Tom Isaacs, Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, colliery band secretary Ken Hirst. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Anne-Elisabeth Moutet
Interviewed Guest:
John Hackney
Interviewed Guest:
Helen Matthews
Interviewed Guest:
Clare Balding
Interviewed Guest:
Rana Mitter
Interviewed Guest:
Elgar Howarth
Interviewed Guest:
Peter Haigh
Producer:
Neil George

Last Word

Lynda Bellingham, Ben Bradlee, Geoffrey Perry, John Holt

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Obituary series. Andrea Catherwood remembers actress Lynda Bellingham, war veteran Geoffrey Perry, reggae star John Holt and Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Neil George

Last Word

Peter Dimmock, Alix d'Unienville, Yolanda Sonnabend, Maggie Eales and George Barris

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Matthew Bannister on TV pioneer Peter Dimmock. SOE agent Alix d'Unienville, designer Yolanda Sonnabend, ITN foreign editor Maggie Eales, car customiser George Barris. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Jon Snow
Producer:
Neil George
Interviewed Guest:
Professor Jean Seaton
Interviewed Guest:
Sir Paul Fox
Interviewed Guest:
Michael Carlson
Interviewed Guest:
Marcus Binney
Interviewed Guest:
Deborah Bull
Interviewed Guest:
Edward Boateng

Last Word

Gerald Kaufman, Dick Bruna, Desmond Connell, Rita Barberá, Frank Delaney

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Julian Worricker on Labour MP Gerald Kaufman; illustrator Dick Bruna; Cardinal Desmond Connell, former Archbishop of Dublin; mayor of Valencia, Rita Barbera; writer Frank Delaney. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Roy Hattersley
Interviewed Guest:
Brian Selby
Interviewed Guest:
Rosie Millard
Interviewed Guest:
John Horgan
Interviewed Guest:
James Badcock
Interviewed Guest:
Ruth McCarthy
Interviewed Guest:
Simon Kovesi
Producer:
Neil George

Last Word

Stanley Bard, Norma McCorvey, Michael Ember, Peter Skellern

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Kate Silverton on hotelier Stanley Bard, campaigner Norma McCorvey, radio producer Michael Ember and singer-songwriter Peter Skellern. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kate Silverton
Interviewed Guest:
James Lough
Interviewed Guest:
Susan Swan
Interviewed Guest:
Sarah Weddington
Interviewed Guest:
Laurie Taylor
Interviewed Guest:
Ian Gardhouse
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Stilgoe
Producer:
Neil George

Last Word

King Bhumibol Adulyadej, Dario Fo, Jean Bloxam, Andrew Vicari, Don Buchla

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Matthew Bannister on the king of Thailand, playwright Dario Fo, racing driver Jean Bloxam, painter Andrew Vicari and musical inventor Don Buchla. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Paul Handley
Interviewed Guest:
Griff Rhys Jones
Interviewed Guest:
Dan Rebellato
Interviewed Guest:
Nick Tassoni
Interviewed Guest:
Michael Scott
Interviewed Guest:
Andrew Vaccari
Interviewed Guest:
Georgina Adam
Interviewed Guest:
Mark Vail
Interviewed Guest:
Geeta Dyal
Producer:
Neil George

Last Word

Sir Adrian Cadbury, Rico Rodriguez, Ieng Thirith, Margaret Harrison, Judy Carne

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Matthew Bannister on businessman Sir Adrian Cadbury, ska trombonist Rico Rodriguez, Khmer Rouge minister Ieng Thirith, Home Start founder Margaret Harrison and actress Judy Carne. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Neil George
Interviewed Guest:
David Katz
Interviewed Guest:
Robert Carmichael
Interviewed Guest:
Raj Gill-Harrison
Interviewed Guest:
Dominic Cadbury

Last Word

Sir George Christie, Leslie Thomas, Elena Baltacha, Sir William Benyon and Deborah Rogers

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Obituary. Matthew Bannister remembers Glyndebourne owner Sir George Christie, Virgin Soldiers author Leslie Thomas, literary agent Deborah Rogers and tennis player Elena Baltacha. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Christopher Cook
Interviewed Guest:
Frederick Forsyth
Interviewed Guest:
Tim Rice
Interviewed Guest:
Simon Mansfield
Interviewed Guest:
Jo Durie
Interviewed Guest:
Russell Fuller
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Benyon
Interviewed Guest:
Ian McEwan
Interviewed Guest:
Gail Rebuck
Producer:
Neil George