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Last Word - A train robber, an actress, an animator, a TV executive and a human rights activist

John Wilson on the train robber Bruce Reynolds, the actress Lady Elspet Gray, the animator Bob Godfrey, TV executive Sir Denis Forman and the human rights activist Stéphane Hessel.

On Last Word this week:

Bruce Reynolds, the man who masterminded the Great Train Robbery.

Lady Elspet Gray, who partnered her husband Brian Rix both in stage and screen farces, and running the Mencap charity.

Oscar winning animator Bob Godfrey, best known for Roobarb and Custard, is remembered by Wallace and Gromit creator Nick Park and cartoonist Steve Bell.

Sir Denis Forman, chairman of Granada Television, who oversaw World in Action, Coronation Street and The Jewel in the Crown.

And Stéphane Hessel, the former French Resistance fighter whose 2010 manifesto Time for Outrage inspired social protesters.

  • Broadcast on BBC Radio 4, 8:30PM Sun, 3 Mar 2013
  • Available until 12:00AM Thu, 1 Jan 2099
  • First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 4:00PM Fri, 1 Mar 2013
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  • Duration 28 minutes

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