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Last Word - A former Prime Minister, an IVF pioneer, a Corgi toy designer and a Muppets co-creator

Obituary series. Matthew Bannister remembers Baroness Thatcher, IVF pioneer Sir Robert Edwards, Corgi toy designer Marcel Van Cleemput and Muppets co-creator Jane Henson.

Following a week of tributes to Baroness Thatcher, Matthew Bannister gives the Last Word to the other Dennis - the man who was her driver for fourteen years. And we hear how her father's Methodist sermons shaped her philosophy.

Also the Nobel prize winning pioneer of IVF Sir Robert Edwards, Lord Winston pays tribute.

Marcel Van Cleemput who designed all the Corgi toys so popular with children in the sixties and seventies including the James Bond Aston Martin DB5, the Batmobile and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

And Jane Henson who worked with her husband Jim to create the Muppets.

  • Broadcast on BBC Radio 4, 8:30PM Sun, 14 Apr 2013
  • Available until 12:00AM Thu, 1 Jan 2099
  • First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 4:00PM Fri, 12 Apr 2013
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  • Duration 28 minutes

Credits

  1. Key talent Matthew Bannister

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