Last Word

Last Word

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.

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Recent episodes (5)

  • Lynda Bellingham, Ben Bradlee, Geoffrey Perry, John Holt

    Fri, 24 Oct 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Available:
    30 days remaining

    Radio 4's obituary programme, telling the lives of significant figures who have died recently. This week Andrea Catherwood marks the lives of actress Lynda Bellingham, editor of the Washington Post, Ben Bradlee, war veteran Geoffrey Perry and reggae star John Holt.

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  • Sir Jocelyn Stevens, Jerrie Mock, John Moat, Shirley Baker, David Rayvern Allen

    Fri, 17 Oct 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Available:
    23 days remaining

    Radio 4's obituary programme, telling the lives of significant figures who have died recently. This week Matthew Bannister marks the lives of newspaper executive Sir Jocelyn Stevens, pilot Jerrie Mock, writer John Moat, photographer Shirley Baker and BBC producer and cricket writer David Rayvern Allen.

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  • Andrew Kerr, Jean-Claude Duvalier, Dorothy Tyler MBE, Prof Karl Miller, Cosima Matassa

    Fri, 10 Oct 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Available:
    16 days remaining

    Radio 4's obituary programme, telling the lives of significant figures who have died recently. This week Matthew Bannister marks the lives of Glastonbury festival co-founder Andrew Kerr, Haiti dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier, high jumper Dorothy Tyler, literary editor Karl Miller and music studio owner Cosimo Matassa.

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  • Christopher Hogwood, Major General Yitzhak Hofi, Sheila Tracy, Dame Kathleen Ollerenshaw, Lynsey de Paul

    Fri, 3 Oct 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Available:
    9 days remaining

    Radio 4's obituary programme, telling the lives of significant figures who have died recently. This week Matthew Bannister marks the lives of conductor Christopher Hogwood, Israeli General Yitzhak Hofi, broadcaster Sheila Tracy, mathematician Dame Kathleen Ollerenshaw and singer Lynsey de Paul.

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

    Fri, 26 Sep 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Available:
    2 days remaining

    Radio 4's obituary programme, telling the lives of significant figures who have died recently. This week Julian Worricker marks the lives of the Dowager Duchess of Devonshire, scientists Dame Julia Polak and Oleg Ivanovsky, illustrator Jim Petrie and songwriter Bob Crewe.

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