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Last Word

Norman Moore, Diane Charlemagne, Professor David Cesarani, Colin Welland and Peter Donaldson

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Matthew Bannister on a conservationist, a singer, an historian, an actor, a newsreader Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
David Chelmick
Interviewed Guest:
Jacqueline Springer
Interviewed Guest:
Moby
Interviewed Guest:
Lawrence Goldman
Interviewed Guest:
Tony Hannan
Interviewed Guest:
Peter Jefferson
Producer:
Neil George

Last Word

Sir John Hurt, Margaret Pereira CBE, Sir Christopher Bland, Emma Tennant, Mary Tyler Moore

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Matthew Bannister on actors Sir John Hurt and Mary Tyler Moore, forensic scientist Margaret Pereira, BBC chairman Sir Christopher Bland, writer Emma Tennant. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Nick James
Interviewed Guest:
Jeremy Thomas
Interviewed Guest:
Trevor Rothwell
Interviewed Guest:
Peter Martin
Interviewed Guest:
Greg Dyke
Interviewed Guest:
Melvyn Bragg
Interviewed Guest:
Peggy Reynolds
Interviewed Guest:
Sara Maitland
Interviewed Guest:
Jennifer Armstrong
Producer:
Neil George

Last Word

Leonard Cohen, Lt Col Robert Montgomery MC, Janet Reno, Sir Jimmy Young

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Matthew Bannister on singer and songwriter Leonard Cohen, war hero Robert Montgomery, US attorney general Janet Reno, broadcaster Sir Jimmy Young. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Neil George
Interviewed Guest:
Arthur Smith
Interviewed Guest:
Barb Jungr
Interviewed Guest:
Stuart Maconie
Interviewed Guest:
Ken Bruce
Interviewed Guest:
Mike Smith
Interviewed Guest:
Phil Hughes
Interviewed Guest:
Paul Anderson
Interviewed Guest:
Jim Dorian

Last Word

Simon Hoggart, Prof Janet Rowley, Saul Zaentz, Terry Biddlecombe, Phil Everly

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Matthew Bannister remembers journalist and broadcaster Simon Hoggart, cancer researcher Prof Janet D Rowley, film producer Saul Zaentz, and champion jockey Terry Biddlecombe. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Alan Rusbridger
Interviewed Guest:
Andy Hamilton
Interviewed Guest:
Jeremy Hardy
Interviewed Guest:
David Thomson
Interviewed Guest:
Cornelius Lysaght
Interviewed Guest:
Emily Grossman
Interviewed Guest:
Francis Collins
Producer:
Neil George

Last Word

Billy Graham, Laura Lee, John Morris, John Bosco McAtasney, John Pitman

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Matthew Bannister looks back at the lives of evangelist Billy Graham, sex worker Laura Lee, composer John Morris, weaver John Bosco McAtasney and reporter John Pitman. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Harvey Thomas
Interviewed Guest:
Michael Goldfarb
Interviewed Guest:
Lucy Smyth
Interviewed Guest:
Mel Brooks
Interviewed Guest:
Bronwen Morris
Interviewed Guest:
Bronagh McAtasney
Interviewed Guest:
Esther Rantzen

Last Word

Jeremy Thorpe, Ian McLagan, Viktor Tikhonov, Trevor Pharo and Sabah

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Matthew Bannister on former Liberal leader Jeremy Thorpe, Faces keyboard player Ian McLagan, Soviet ice hockey coach Viktor Tikhonov, clown Trevor Pharo and Lebanese singer Sabah. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Iain Dale
Interviewed Guest:
Billy Bragg
Interviewed Guest:
Rafael Saakov
Interviewed Guest:
Gabe Polsky
Interviewed Guest:
Don Stacey
Interviewed Guest:
Martin Burton
Interviewed Guest:
Carine Torbey

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

Obituary series. Matthew Bannister on singer Dmitri Hvorostovsky, businessman Lewis Golden, painter Unity Spencer, piano tuner John Butler and pilot Joy Lofthouse. Show more

Contributors

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

Last Word

An Irish poet, a woman stockbroker, a Roma King and a Welsh rugby player

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Matthew Bannister remembers Irish poet Seamus Heaney, the New York stockbroker Muriel Siebert, the Roma King Florin Cioaba and the Welsh rugby player and commentator Cliff Morgan. Show more

Contributors

Last Word

Two broadcasters, a folk singer and a science journalist

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Matthew Bannister on two much-loved broadcasters: Sir David Frost and David Jacobs. Also, the folk singer Louisa Jo Killen and the science journalist David Dickson. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
John Birt
Interviewed Guest:
Greg Dyke
Interviewed Guest:
Pete Murray
Producer:
Neil George

Last Word

An inventor, an autogyro pilot, a photographer, a science fiction writer and a circus performer

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Matthew Bannister recalls inventor Ray Dolby, autogyro pilot Wing Cmdr Kenneth Wallis, photographer Lewis Morley, sci-fi writer Frederick Pohl and circus performer Lydia Gridneff. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Brian Aldiss
Producer:
Neil George

Last Word

An RAF air marshal, a cancer care centre founder, a chocolate maker, a singer and a broadcaster

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Matthew Bannister on Air Marshal Sir John Curtiss, cancer care centre founder Pat Pilkington, After Eight mint creator Brian Sollitt, singer Joan Regan and broadcaster Tom Vernon. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Neil George

Last Word

A Ghanaian poet, an addiction counsellor, a beat writers' muse and a special branch officer

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Matthew Bannister remembers Ghanaian poet and diplomat Kofi Awoonor, addiction counsellor Peter Kay, beat writers' muse Carolyn Cassady and special branch officer Ferguson Smith. Show more

Contributors

Last Word

Maria de Villota, General Vo Nguyen Giap, Dr Ruth Patrick, Kathleen Watkins, Phil Chevron

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Matthew Bannister remembers Formula One test driver Maria de Villota, Vietnamese General Vo Nguyen Giap, natural scientist Dr Ruth Patrick and art gallery curator Kathleen Watkins. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Neil George

Last Word

A sculptor, a comedian, a social worker and Yugoslavia's First Lady

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Obituary series. Matthew Bannister remembers sculptor Sir Anthony Caro, Yugoslavia's First Lady Jovanka Broz, comedian Felix Dexter and social work academic Olive Stevenson. Show more

Contributors

Last Word

A film director, a property developer, a radio operator, an actor and a rock legend

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Obituaries. Matthew Bannister remembers film director Antonia Bird, property developer Paul Reichmann, radio operator Robert Ford, actor Nigel Davenport and rock icon Lou Reed. Show more

Contributors

Last Word

A BBC political editor, a naturalist, a landscape architect, a Sultan and a union leader

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Matthew Bannister on former BBC political editor John Cole, desert expert Professor John Cloudsley-Thompson, landscape architect Georgina Livingston, and union leader Roy Grantham. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Neil George
Interviewed Guest:
Andrew Marr
Interviewed Guest:
Neil Kinnock
Interviewed Guest:
Peter Cloudsley
Interviewed Guest:
Roger Tabor
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Eyre
Interviewed Guest:
Ted Cullinan
Interviewed Guest:
Marion Rutherford
Interviewed Guest:
Derek Rutherford
Interviewed Guest:
Nicholas Jones
Interviewed Guest:
Shirley Williams
Interviewed Guest:
Kate McGeown

Last Word

A screenwriter, a champagne maker, a learning disabilities campaigner, a president, a Welsh poet and a music producer

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Matthew Bannister on novelist and screenwriter Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, champagne maker Henri Krug, learning disabilities campaigner Mabel Cooper, and Liberian president Moses Blah. Show more

Contributors

Last Word

A former Prime Minister, an IVF pioneer, a Corgi toy designer and a Muppets co-creator

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Obituary series. Matthew Bannister remembers Baroness Thatcher, IVF pioneer Sir Robert Edwards, Corgi toy designer Marcel Van Cleemput and Muppets co-creator Jane Henson. Show more

Contributors

Last Word

A conductor, a Hillsborough campaigner, an album cover designer, an immunologist and an ethnomusicologist

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Matthew Bannister on conductor Sir Colin Davis, Hillsborough campaigner Anne Williams, album designer Storm Thorgerson, immunologist Brigitte Askonas and musicologist Olive Lewin. Show more

Contributors

Last Word

Mark Shand, Mrs Pilkington Garimara, Derek Cooper, Wally Olins, Julian Wilson

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Matthew Bannister recalls conservationist Mark Shand, writer Mrs Pilkington Garimara, broadcaster Derek Cooper, brand consultant Wally Olins and racing correspondent Julian Wilson. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Dan Bucknall
Interviewed Guest:
Belinda Wright
Interviewed Guest:
Ian Henderson
Interviewed Guest:
Phillip Noyce
Interviewed Guest:
John Miller
Interviewed Guest:
Patrick Burgoyne
Interviewed Guest:
Jamie Camplin
Interviewed Guest:
Martin Sorrell
Interviewed Guest:
John McCririck
Interviewed Guest:
William Haggas
Producer:
Neil George