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Last Word

Bruce Tulloh, Emma Smith, Professor Peter Waddington, Dowager Countess of Harewood, Ronald Chesney

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Matthew Bannister on runner Bruce Tulloh, author Emma Smith, sociologist Peter Waddington, The Dowager Countess of Harewood and comedy writer Ronald Chesney. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Jojo Tulloh
Interviewed Guest:
Frank Gardner
Interviewed Guest:
Barney Jones
Interviewed Guest:
Valerie Groves
Interviewed Guest:
Kate Moss
Interviewed Guest:
David Lascelles
Interviewed Guest:
Anthony Hayward
Producer:
Neil George

Last Word

Dame Gillian Lynne, Peter Firmin, Reinhard Hardegen, Alan Longmuir

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Obituary series. Matthew Bannister on choreographer Dame Gillian Lynne, animator Peter Firmin, U-boat captain Reinhard Hardegen and Bay City Roller Alan Longmuir. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Peter Land
Interviewed Guest:
Emily Firmin
Interviewed Guest:
Dan Postgate
Interviewed Guest:
Iain Ballantyne
Interviewed Guest:
Caroline Sullivan

Last Word

Terry Wogan, Lord Lucan, Frank Finlay, Denise St Aubyn Hubbard, Maurice White

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Matthew Bannister on broadcaster Sir Terry Wogan, missing aristocrat Lord Lucan, actor Frank Finlay, sailor Denise St Aubyn Hubbard, Earth Wind and Fire founder Maurice White Show more

Contributors

Last Word

Mother Angelica, Hans-Dietrich Genscher, DJ Derek, Doreen Massey and Joe Medicine Crow

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 lives of TV nun Mother Angelica, German foreign minister Hans Dietrich Genscher, DJ Derek, geographer Doreen Massey and native American Joe Medicine Crow. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Joanna Bogle
Interviewed Guest:
Paul Burnell
Interviewed Guest:
David Owen
Interviewed Guest:
Hilary Wainwright
Interviewed Guest:
Emma Jackson
Interviewed Guest:
David Featherstone
Interviewed Guest:
Herman Viola

Last Word

Prince, Ray Fitzwalter, Victoria Wood, June Jolly, Phil Sayer

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Matthew Bannister analyses and celebrates the lives of rock star Prince, World In Action editor Ray Fitzwalter, comedian Victoria Wood, nurse June Jolly and announcer Phil Sayer. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Neil George
Interviewed Guest:
Fergus Dudley
Interviewed Guest:
Paul Gambaccini
Interviewed Guest:
Roger Corke
Interviewed Guest:
Vikki Stone
Interviewed Guest:
Margaretta Jolly
Interviewed Guest:
Sue Burr
Interviewed Guest:
Elinor Hamilton

Last Word

Amjad Sabri, Lorna Kelly, Jerome Bruner, Bob Holman, Scotty Moore

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Matthew Bannister on singer Amjad Sabri, auctioneer Lorna Kelly, psychologist Jerome Bruner, campaigner Bob Holman, guitarist Scotty Moore. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Anwar Akhtar
Interviewed Guest:
Robin Denselow
Interviewed Guest:
Chris Peregrin
Interviewed Guest:
Kathy Sylva
Interviewed Guest:
Michael Rosen
Interviewed Guest:
John Oates
Interviewed Guest:
Annette Holman
Interviewed Guest:
Terry Philpot
Interviewed Guest:
Iain Duncan Smith

Last Word

Bishop Edward Daly, Ahmed Zewail, Suzanne Wright, Duke of Westminster, Ivo Pitanguy

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Matthew Bannister on former bishop of Derry Edward Daly, chemist Ahmed Zewail, autism campaigner Suzanne Wright, the Duke of Westminster and plastic surgeon Ivo Pitanguy. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Malachi O'Doherty
Interviewed Guest:
Bengt Norden
Interviewed Guest:
Bob Wright
Interviewed Guest:
Robert Jobson
Interviewed Guest:
Rod Rohrich
Producer:
Paul Waters

Last Word

Edward Albee, James Cronin, Caroline Thomson OBE, Sir Frederick Holliday, Charmian Carr

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Matthew Bannister on playwright Edward Albee, physicist James Cronin, health administrator Caroline Thomson, zoologist Sir Frederick Holliday and actress Charmian Carr. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Matt Wolf
Interviewed Guest:
Alan Watson
Interviewed Guest:
Lorraine Mann
Interviewed Guest:
Matt Ridley
Interviewed Guest:
Jean Balfour
Producer:
Neil George

Last Word

Robert Vaughn, Sir Sigmund Sternberg, Carolyn Hardy OBE, Ewen Whitaker, Claude 'Curly' Putman

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Matthew Bannister on actor Robert Vaughn, astronomer Ewen Whitaker, gardener Carolyn Hardy, philanthropist Sir Sigmund Sternberg, singer Claude "Curly" Putman. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Robert Glenister
Interviewed Guest:
Angie Errigo
Interviewed Guest:
Charles Wood
Interviewed Guest:
Steve Connor
Interviewed Guest:
Prunella Scarlett
Interviewed Guest:
Jim Buttress
Interviewed Guest:
Marcus Braybrooke
Producer:
Neil George

Last Word

Andrew Sachs, Fidel Castro, Mose Allison, The Honourable Margaret Rhodes

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Matthew Bannister on actor Andrew Sachs, Cuban leader Fidel Castro, jazz singer Mose Allison and the Queen's cousin The Honourable Margaret Rhodes. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Neil George
Interviewed Guest:
Dirk Maggs
Interviewed Guest:
Anthoni Kapcia
Interviewed Guest:
Russell Davies
Interviewed Guest:
Tom Corby

Last Word

Lord Snowdon, Graham Taylor, Jill Saward, Peter Sarstedt, Clare Hollingworth

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Matthew Bannister on photographer Lord Snowdon, football manager Graham Taylor, sexual violence campaigner Jill Saward, musician Peter Sarstedt, war reporter Clare Hollingworth. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Hugo Vickers
Interviewed Guest:
Pat Murphy
Interviewed Guest:
Gavin Drake
Interviewed Guest:
Helen Austin
Interviewed Guest:
Raymond Singer
Producer:
Neil George

Last Word

Sir Nigel Rodley, Sir Cosmo Haskard, Louise Hulton, Pete Overend Watts

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Matthew Bannister on human rights lawyer Sir Nigel Rodley, bass player Pete Overend Watts, maternal health expert Louise Hulton and Falklands Governor Sir Cosmo Haskard. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Geoffrey Robertson
Interviewed Guest:
Tracy Ulltveit Moe
Interviewed Guest:
Clara Sandoval
Interviewed Guest:
Andrew Marston
Interviewed Guest:
Jimmy Innes
Interviewed Guest:
Zoe Matthews
Interviewed Guest:
Patrick Watts
Producer:
Neil George

Last Word

Jonathan Demme, Robert Taylor, Cathy Hopkins, Peter Farrer, Dorothy Torry

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Matthew Bannister on film director Jonathan Demme, computer pioneer Robert Taylor, St Helena campaigner Cathy Hopkins, tax inpsector Peter Farrer, BBC secretary Dorothy Torry. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Neil George

Last Word

Dick Gregory, Jeannie Rousseau, Wayne Lotter, Sean O'Callaghan, John Abercrombie

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Matthew Bannister on comedian Dick Gregory, intelligence agent Jeannie Rousseau, conservationist Wayne Lotter, IRA informer Sean O'Callaghan, guitarist John Abercrombie. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Robert Chalmers
Interviewed Guest:
Jeremy Orme
Interviewed Guest:
Jane Goodall
Interviewed Guest:
Sean Willmore
Interviewed Guest:
Chris McGimpsey

Last Word

Harold Pendleton, Glenn Barr, Iona Opie, Gary Flather QC OBE, Sir John Manduell

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Matthew Bannister on club owner Howard Pendleton, loyalist politician Glenn Barr, folklorist Iona Opie, lawyer Gary Flather and RNCM principal Sir John Manduell. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Nick Pendleton
Interviewed Guest:
Paul Jones
Interviewed Guest:
David Burnside
Interviewed Guest:
Michael Rosen
Interviewed Guest:
Michael Berkeley
Interviewed Guest:
Robert Griffiths
Interviewed Guest:
Denis Murray
Producer:
Neil George

Last Word

Maureen Baker, Richard Cousins, Bronwen Lady Astor Chatelaine of Cliveden, Meic Povey, Rick Hall

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Matthew Bannister on designer Maureen Baker, businessman Richard Cousins, model Lady Astor, writer Meic Povey, producer Rick Hall. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Jonathan Baker
Interviewed Guest:
Veronica Horwell
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Thompson
Interviewed Guest:
Peter Stanford
Interviewed Guest:
Branwen Cennard
Interviewed Guest:
Alison Hindell
Interviewed Guest:
Bob Harris

Last Word

Hugh Masekela, Ursula K Le Guin, Mary Lee Berners-Lee, John Barton, Mark E Smith

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Matthew Bannister on trumpeter Hugh Masekela, writer Ursula K Le Guin, computer pioneer Mary Lee Berners-Lee, theatre director John Barton and musician Mark E Smith. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Robin Denselow
Interviewed Guest:
Judith Adams
Interviewed Guest:
Thomas Lean
Interviewed Guest:
Paul Allen
Interviewed Guest:
Robert Chalmers

Last Word

Stan Tracey, General Alfonso Armada, Mary Eyre, Bob George, Mary Riggans

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Matthew Bannister on jazz pianist and composer Stan Tracey, Spanish general Alfonso Armada, hockey and tennis player Mary Eyre, flea expert Bob George, and actress Mary Riggans. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Clark Tracey
Interviewed Guest:
James Pearson
Interviewed Guest:
Annie Shaw
Interviewed Guest:
Helen Roy
Interviewed Guest:
Di Giles
Interviewed Guest:
Sheila Davson
Interviewed Guest:
Gregorio Alonso
Interviewed Guest:
Alasdair Fotheringham
Interviewed Guest:
Miles Jupp
Producer:
Neil George

Last Word

Roger Lloyd Pack, Prof Julian B Rotter, Hiroo Onoda, Rae Woodland, Ariel Sharon

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Obituary series. Matthew Bannister remembers actor Roger Lloyd Pack, psychologist Prof Julian B Rotter, opera singer Rae Woodland and former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
David Jason
Interviewed Guest:
Kenneth Cranham
Interviewed Guest:
Doffie Rotter
Interviewed Guest:
Claudia Hammond
Interviewed Guest:
Nina Horrocks-Hopayian
Interviewed Guest:
Gill Horrocks
Interviewed Guest:
David Rayvern Allen
Interviewed Guest:
Jeremy Bowen