Last Word - Elizabeth Jane Howard, John Fortune, Vera Houghton, Sir Christopher Curwen, Harold Camping
Julian Worricker on writer Elizabeth Jane Howard, satirist John Fortune, abortion law campaigner Vera Houghton, MI6 chief Sir Christopher Curwen and radio evangelist Harold Camping.
Julian Worricker on
The award-winning novelist Elizabeth Jane Howard. Hilary Mantel reflects on the writer who she says helped us to do the necessary thing - open our eyes and our hearts.
Also the comedian and satirist John Fortune who found fame through his TV collaborations with John Bird and Rory Bremner.
Vera Houghton, a pioneer in the fields of abortion law reform and free birth control.
Sir Christopher Curwen, who was head of the Secret Intelligence Service, MI6, when Oleg Gordievsky - Britain's star source inside the KGB - was successfully exfiltrated from Moscow.
And the American radio evangelist, Harold Camping, who was the first major end-of-the-world forecaster of the internet age.
Producer: Neil George.