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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

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

Jo Cox MP, Dave Swarbrick, Viktor Korchnoi, Wendy Leigh

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Obituary series. Reeta Chakrabarti on the MP Jo Cox, the musician Dave Swarbrick, the chess player Viktor Korchnoi and the writer Wendy Leigh. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Kate Proctor
Interviewed Guest:
Simon Nicol
Interviewed Guest:
Martin Carthy
Interviewed Guest:
Nigel Short
Interviewed Guest:
Roy Greenslade
Interviewed Guest:
Lesley-Ann Jones
Producer:
Neil George

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

John Noakes, Manuel Noriega, Pat Stewart, Rex Sanders, Gregg Allman

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Julian Worricker on TV presenter John Noakes; Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega; dancer Pat Stewart; navigator Wing Commander Rex Sanders; rock musician Gregg Allman. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Neil George
Interviewed Guest:
Peter Purves
Interviewed Guest:
Robert Chalmers
Interviewed Guest:
Arturo Wallace
Interviewed Guest:
Peter Eisner
Interviewed Guest:
Rachel Stewart
Interviewed Guest:
Veronica Clark
Interviewed Guest:
Paul Lashmar
Interviewed Guest:
Garth Cartwright

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

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

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 LW

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

Gabriel García Márquez, Edna Doré, Richard Hoggart, Gerardo D'Ambrosio, John Shirley-Quirk

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Remembering author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, actress Edna Dore, writer and cultural historian Richard Hoggart, Italian magistrate Gerardo D'Ambrosio and singer John Shirley-Quirk. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Gerald Martin
Interviewed Guest:
Michael Doré
Interviewed Guest:
Paul O'Grady
Interviewed Guest:
Paul Hoggart
Interviewed Guest:
Fred Inglis
Interviewed Guest:
Melvyn Bragg
Interviewed Guest:
David Willey
Interviewed Guest:
Ian Partridge
Interviewed Guest:
Andrew Green
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 LW

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 LW

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 LW

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

Andrew Kerr, Jean-Claude Duvalier, Dorothy Tyler MBE, Prof Karl Miller, Cosimo Matassa

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Matthew Bannister remembers Glastonbury founder Andrew Kerr, Haiti dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier, athlete Dorothy Tyler, literary editor Karl Miller and studio owner Cosimo Matassa. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Nick Baker
Interviewed Guest:
Thomas Crimble
Interviewed Guest:
Jacqueline Charles
Interviewed Guest:
Andy Kershaw
Interviewed Guest:
Mike Fleet
Interviewed Guest:
Andrew O'Hagan
Interviewed Guest:
John Sutherland
Interviewed Guest:
Roger Armstrong
Producer:
Neil George