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Last Word

Barry Norman, Gordon Wilson, Geri Allen, John Thompson, Jack O'Neill

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 critic and journalist Barry Norman, politician Gordon Wilson, jazz pianist Geri Allen, radio regulator John Thompson and surf pioneer Jack O'Neill. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Anthony Hayward
Interviewed Guest:
Trevor Taylor
Interviewed Guest:
Brian Taylor
Interviewed Guest:
Alyn Shipton
Interviewed Guest:
Tony Stoller
Interviewed Guest:
Drew Kampion
Producer:
Neil George

Book of the Week

Alyn Shipton - Nilsson: The Life of a Singer-Songwriter

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Despite music success and a new marriage, Harry Nilsson's drinking and drug-taking spiral out of control. Biography read by Kerry Shale. Show more

Book of the Week

Alyn Shipton - Nilsson: The Life of a Singer-Songwriter

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Having damaged his voice with drink and drugs Harry Nilsson turns to a bizarre alternative therapy. Biography read by Kerry Shale. Show more

Book of the Week

Alyn Shipton - Nilsson: The Life of a Singer-Songwriter

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

While Harry Nilsson's excessive lifestyle continues, he is shocked by the violent death of his friend John Lennon. Biography read by Kerry Shale. Show more

Book of the Week

Alyn Shipton - Nilsson: The Life of a Singer-Songwriter

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

A stroke of luck enables Harry Nilsson to give up his day job and focus on becoming a singer-songwriter. Biography read by Kerry Shale. Show more

Book of the Week

Alyn Shipton - Nilsson: The Life of a Singer-Songwriter

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Despite a poverty-stricken childhood and family problems, Harry shows promise at school. Biography of American musician Harry Nilsson, read by Kerry Shale. Show more

Last Word

Michele Ferrero, Lady Platt of Writtle, John McCabe, Louis Jourdan, Anne Naysmith and Lesley Gore.

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Julian Worricker talks about confectioner Michele Ferrero, engineer Lady Platt of Writtle, composer John McCabe, actor Louis Jourdan and pianist Anne Naysmith. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Antonio Carluccio
Interviewed Guest:
John Hooper
Interviewed Guest:
Vicky Platt
Interviewed Guest:
Marie-Noelle Barton
Interviewed Guest:
Alyn Shipton
Interviewed Guest:
Julian Lloyd Webber
Interviewed Guest:
Michael Freedland
Interviewed Guest:
Sally Mates
Interviewed Guest:
Charlotte Kasner
Producer:
Neil George

Front Row

Naughty Boy; Lovelace; Elmore Leonard

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Arts news with John Wilson, including Naughty Boy, Lovelace reviewed, Harry Nilsson's biographer and Front Row's 2002 interview with Elmore Leonard whose death was announced today. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
undefined Naughty Boy
Interviewed Guest:
Elmore Leonard
Interviewed Guest:
Alyn Shipton