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Last Word

Debbie Purdy, David Ryall, Willy Burgdorfer, Dame Mary Glen Haig, Graeme Goodall

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Julian Worricker on right-to-die campaigner Debbie Purdy, actor David Ryall, entomologist Willy Burgdorfer, fencer Dame Mary Glen Haig and music pioneer and producer Graeme Goodall. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Emma Glasbey
Interviewed Guest:
Charlie Ryall
Interviewed Guest:
Michael Frayn
Interviewed Guest:
Daniel Cameron
Interviewed Guest:
Kristin Payne
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Cohen
Interviewed Guest:
David Katz

Last Word

Cynthia Lennon, Anthony Scrivener, Martyn Goff, John Renbourn

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Obituaries. Julian Worricker on Cynthia Lennon, first wife of John; barrister Anthony Scrivener; the man behind the Booker prize, Martyn Goff; and folk guitarist John Renbourn. Show more

Contributors

Last Word

The Dowager Duchess of Devonshire, Oleg Ivanovsky, Jim Petrie, Dame Julia Polak and Bob Crewe

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Julian Worricker remembers the Dowager Duchess of Devonshire, scientists Dame Julia Polak and Oleg Ivanovsky, illustrator Jim Petrie and songwriter Bob Crewe. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Susan Hill
Interviewed Guest:
Peter Mandler
Interviewed Guest:
Bridget Flemming
Interviewed Guest:
Asif Siddiqi
Interviewed Guest:
Ian McMillan
Interviewed Guest:
Rosemary Friedman
Interviewed Guest:
Sarah Ranking
Interviewed Guest:
Spencer Leigh
Interviewed Guest:
Bob Gaudio
Producer:
Neil George

Last Word

Gerald Kaufman, Dick Bruna, Desmond Connell, Rita Barberá, Frank Delaney

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Julian Worricker on Labour MP Gerald Kaufman; illustrator Dick Bruna; Cardinal Desmond Connell, former Archbishop of Dublin; mayor of Valencia, Rita Barbera; writer Frank Delaney. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Roy Hattersley
Interviewed Guest:
Brian Selby
Interviewed Guest:
Rosie Millard
Interviewed Guest:
John Horgan
Interviewed Guest:
James Badcock
Interviewed Guest:
Ruth McCarthy
Interviewed Guest:
Simon Kovesi
Producer:
Neil George

The Film Review

Ricki and the Flash, Cartel Land, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC NewsLatest broadcast: on BBC News Channel HD

Jason Solomons reviews the week's film and DVD releases with Julian Worricker. The films under scrutiny are Ricki and the Flash, Cartel Land, and Me and Earl and the Dying Girl.

Last Word

Lindsay Kemp, John Calder, Hilary Lister, John Calcutt, Neil Simon

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Julian Worricker on dancer and choreographer Lindsay Kemp, publisher John Calder, sailor Hilary Lister, arts academic John Calcutt and playwright Neil Simon. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
David Haughton
Interviewed Guest:
Kate Bush
Interviewed Guest:
Bill Swainson
Interviewed Guest:
Pauline Rudd
Interviewed Guest:
Francis McKee
Interviewed Guest:
Matt Wolf

Last Word

Helmut Kohl, Anita Pallenberg, Professor Brian Bellhouse, Naseem Khan, Brian Cant

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Julian Worricker on Helmut Kohl, chancellor of Germany; Anita Pallenberg, muse to the Rolling Stones; scientist Brian Bellhouse; arts pioneer Naseem Khan; TV presenter Brian Cant. Show more

Contributors

The Film Review

Cafe Society, Sausage Party, Brotherhood

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC NewsLatest broadcast: on BBC News Channel HD

James King joins Julian Worricker to give his thoughts on some of the week's new releases, including Cafe Society, Sausage Party and Brotherhood.

Last Word

Lillian Ross, Jalal Talabani, Terry Downes, Sybil Flory, Hedley Jones

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Julian Worricker on journalist Lillian Ross, Iraqi president in the 2000s Jalal Talabani, boxer Terry Downes, seamstress Sybil Flory and musician and inventor Hedley Jones. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Eric Homberger
Interviewed Guest:
Ellin Stein
Interviewed Guest:
Jiyar Gol
Interviewed Guest:
John McDonald
Interviewed Guest:
Derek Flory
Interviewed Guest:
David Katz

Last Word

John Mahoney, Hannah Hauxwell, Professor Kenneth Richard Seddon OBE, Sir John Cotterell, Naomi Parker Fraley

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Julian Worricker on actor John Mahoney, farmer Hannah Hauxwell, chemist Ken Seddon, fundraiser Sir John Cotterell and feminist icon Naomi Parker Fraley. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Millicent Martin
Interviewed Guest:
Anna D. Shapiro
Interviewed Guest:
Olga Smirnova
Interviewed Guest:
Tom Welton
Interviewed Guest:
Harry Cotterell
Interviewed Guest:
Edward Harley
Interviewed Guest:
John Fraley
Interviewed Guest:
James J Kimble

Last Word

Ingvar Kamprad, Elizabeth Hawley, Robert Mann, Jon Castle, Dorothy Malone

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Obituary series, analysing and celebrating the life stories of people who have recently died. Ingvar Kamprad, Elizabeth Hawley, Robert Mann, Jon Castle and Dorothy Malone. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Bertil Torekull
Interviewed Guest:
Chris Bonington
Interviewed Guest:
Joanna Jolly
Interviewed Guest:
Nicholas Mann
Interviewed Guest:
John Sprange
Interviewed Guest:
Angie Errigo

Last Word

Geoffrey Howe, Sue Lloyd-Roberts, Joe Henson, Hugh Scully and Alexander Faris

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 politician Geoffrey Howe, journalist Sue Lloyd-Roberts, farmer and conservationist Joe Henson, TV presenter Hugh Scully and composer Alexander Faris. Show more

Contributors

Last Word

Kofi Annan, Janice Tchalenko, Hugh Synge, Helen MacLeod, Hettie Williams

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Julian Worricker on UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, ceramicist Janice Tchalenko, botanist Hugh Synge, harpist Helen MacLeod and schoolteacher Hettie Williams. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Jeremy Greenstock
Interviewed Guest:
Rosemary Hill
Interviewed Guest:
John Akeroyd
Interviewed Guest:
Donald Grant
Interviewed Guest:
David Davies

Last Word

Sir Peter Shaffer, Sir Denys Wilkinson, Peggy Spencer and Muhammad Ali

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Julian Worricker on playwright Sir Peter Shaffer, physicist Sir Denys Wilkinson, dancer Peggy Spencer and boxer Muhammad Ali. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Richard Eyre
Interviewed Guest:
Matt Wolf
Interviewed Guest:
John Conteh
Interviewed Guest:
Len Goodman
Interviewed Guest:
Angela Rippon
Interviewed Guest:
Anne Lingard
Interviewed Guest:
Frank Close