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Last Word

A writer, a lawyer, a motor racing team owner, an actress and an entrepreneur

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Aasmah Mir recalls crime writer Elmore Leonard, Zara co-founder Rosalia Mera, international lawyer Jacques Verges, motor-racing engineer John Coombs and actor Margaret Pellegrini. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Aasmah Mir
Producer:
Neil George

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

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 Buddhist leader, a cookery writer, a Motown stylist, an Australian criminal and a whisky distiller

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Aasmah Mir on Buddhist leader Choje Akong Rinpoche, Motown's Maxine Powell, food writer Marcella Hazan, Australian criminal Mark 'Chopper' Read and whisky distiller Charles Craig. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Aasmah Mir
Producer:
Neil George

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

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

Last Word

Bob Hoskins, U Win Tin, Ian McIntyre, Gailene Stock

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 actor Bob Hoskins, Burmese journalist and activist U Win Tin, BBC executive Ian McIntyre and Royal Ballet School principal Gailene Stock. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Gemma Craven
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Eyre
Interviewed Guest:
Nigel Cole
Interviewed Guest:
Karen Moline
Interviewed Guest:
Soe Win Than
Interviewed Guest:
George Fischer
Interviewed Guest:
Gillian Reynolds
Interviewed Guest:
Donald McLeod
Interviewed Guest:
Deborah Bull
Producer:
Neil George

Last Word

Maya Angelou, Malcolm Glazer, Tessa Watts, General Jaruzelski, Herb Jeffries

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Matthew Bannister on writer and activist Maya Angelou, businessman Malcolm Glazer, music video producer Tessa Watts, Polish leader Wojciech Jaruzelski and singer Herb Jeffries. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Boy George
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Branson
Interviewed Guest:
Bill Rice
Interviewed Guest:
Ursula Owen
Interviewed Guest:
John Romano
Interviewed Guest:
Michael Watts
Interviewed Guest:
Margaret Busby
Producer:
Neil George

Last Word

Rik Mayall, Dr Lorna Wing, Eric Hill, Billie Fleming, Alan Douglas

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Matthew Bannister on comedian-actor Rik Mayall, psychiatrist Dr Lorna Wing, children's writer and illustrator Eric Hill, cyclist Billie Fleming and record producer Alan Douglas. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Nigel Planer
Interviewed Guest:
Caroline Raphael
Interviewed Guest:
Robyn Steward
Interviewed Guest:
Carol Povey
Interviewed Guest:
Julia Eccleshare
Interviewed Guest:
Peter Samwell
Interviewed Guest:
David Barter
Producer:
Neil George

Last Word

Felix Dennis, Norman Willis, Josephine Pullein-Thompson, Gerry Conlon, Eli Wallach

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Matthew Bannister on publisher Felix Dennis, TUC leader Norman Willis, 'pony club' writer Josephine Pullein-Thompson, Guildford Four member Gerry Conlon, and actor Eli Wallach. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Marsha Rowe
Interviewed Guest:
James Tye
Interviewed Guest:
Nicholas Jones
Interviewed Guest:
Jilly Cooper
Interviewed Guest:
Vanessa Robertson
Interviewed Guest:
Chris Mullin
Interviewed Guest:
Gareth Pierce
Interviewed Guest:
Alastair Logan
Interviewed Guest:
Christopher Frayling
Interviewed Guest:
Michael Goldfarb
Producer:
Neil George

Last Word

Frederick Sanger, Doris Lessing, Ray Gosling, Jock Kane, Austin John Marshall

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Matthew Bannister remembers Nobel-winner Frederick Sanger, author Doris Lessing, broadcaster Ray Gosling, GCHQ whistleblower Jock Kane and record producer Austin John Marshall. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Brian Aldiss
Interviewed Guest:
Fay Weldon
Interviewed Guest:
Shirley Collins
Producer:
Neil George

Last Word

A priest, Walt Disney's daughter, a centenarian Labour campaigner, a footballer, an actor

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Matthew Bannister remembers N Ireland peacemaker Fr Alec Reid, Diane Disney Miller (daughter of Walt), 108-year-old Labour campaigner Hetty Bower and Busby Babe Bill Foulkes. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Harold Good
Interviewed Guest:
Mark Devenport
Interviewed Guest:
Brian Sibley
Interviewed Guest:
Margaret Dolan
Interviewed Guest:
Bernard Miller
Interviewed Guest:
Yvette Cooper
Interviewed Guest:
David Meeks
Interviewed Guest:
Ian Sharp
Producer:
Neil George

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 FM

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

Elizabeth Jane Howard, John Fortune, Vera Houghton, Sir Christopher Curwen, Harold Camping

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Julian Worricker on writer Elizabeth Jane Howard, satirist John Fortune, abortion law campaigner Vera Houghton, MI6 chief Sir Christopher Curwen and radio evangelist Harold Camping. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Hilary Mantel
Producer:
Neil George

Last Word

Clarissa Dickson Wright, Lord Ballyedmond, L'Wren Scott, Mohammed Fahim, Peter Callander

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Julian Worricker on TV chef Clarissa Dickson-Wright, entrepreneur Lord Ballyedmond, lyricist Peter Callander, Afghan politician Mohammed Fahim and fashion designer L'Wren Scott. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
John Scott
Interviewed Guest:
Dillie Keane
Interviewed Guest:
Jane Root
Interviewed Guest:
Mitch Murray
Interviewed Guest:
Lyse Doucet
Interviewed Guest:
Lisa Armstrong
Interviewed Guest:
John Campbell
Interviewed Guest:
Reg Empey
Producer:
Neil George

Last Word

Mickey Duff, John Tyson, Jill Sinclair, Adolfo Suarez, Oswald Morris

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Matthew Bannister recalls boxing promoter Mickey Duff, explorer John Tyson, ZTT records boss Jill Sinclair, Spanish prime minister Adolfo Suarez and cinematographer Oswald Morris. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Neil George
Interviewed Guest:
John McDonald
Interviewed Guest:
Barry Hearn
Interviewed Guest:
John Earl
Interviewed Guest:
Anne Dudley
Interviewed Guest:
Pierre Perrone
Interviewed Guest:
Gregorio Alonso
Interviewed Guest:
Paul Preston
Interviewed Guest:
Brian Tufano