Radio 4’s obituary programme, marking the lives of significant figures who have died recently, presented by Matthew Bannister and broadcast every Friday at 16.00. The podcast episode is published on Friday evening.
Fri, 7 Mar 14
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Radio 4's obituary programme, telling the lives of significant figures who have died recently. This week Aasmah Mir marks the lives of flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucia, fire safety expert Dr Frank Rushbrook, artist Rose Finn-Kelcey, Major General Logan Scott-Bowden and film director Alain Resnais.
Fri, 28 Feb 14
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Radio 4's obituary programme, telling the lives of significant figures who have died recently. This week Aasmah Mir marks the lives of primatologist Alison Jolly, concert pianist Alice Herz-Sommer, astrononaut Valery Kubasov, short-story writer Mavis Gallant and director Harold Ramis.
Fri, 21 Feb 14
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Matthew Bannister on the footballer Sir Tom Finney, who played loyally for Preston and England. His friend Jimmy Armfield pays tribute. The comedian Sid Caesar who dominated American entertainment TV in the 1950s. The climber and broadcaster Ian McNaught-Davis, who took part in the live TV coverage of the ascent of the Old Man of Hoy - and went on to explain computers to BBC viewers. Sir Chris Bonington shares his memories. Els Borst, the Netherlands' first medically qualified Minister of Health, who brought in a new law on euthanasia. And the tennis player Louise Brough - who won many Grand Slams, including, in 1950, the Wimbledon singles, women's doubles and mixed doubles all in the same year.
Sun, 16 Feb 14
10 days remaining
Matthew Bannister on the influential sociologist Professor Stuart Hall. He was a pioneer of the discipline of cultural studies and coined the term "Thatcherism" in 1979. The French ballet dancer Jean Babilée, one of the greatest of his generation. Leslie Caron, who danced with him, pays tribute and admits she fell in love with him. Tony Crook, the racing driver who went on to run the Bristol Car company. Stirling Moss recalls his old adversary. And Shirley Temple Black, the child star who became a diplomat.
Fri, 7 Feb 14
1 day remaining
Radio 4's obituary programme, telling the lives of significant figures who have died recently. This week Matthew Bannister marks the lives of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, boxing administrator Jose Sulaiman, Motown records executive Anna Gordy Gaye, journalist Ron Hall and micro brewer Peter Austin.
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