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 (4)

  • Elaine Stritch, Nadine Gordimer, Michael Scudamore and Lorin Maazel

    Fri, 18 Jul 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Available:
    24 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 actress Elaine Stritch, writer Nadine Gordimer, jockey and trainer Michael Scudamore and conductor Lorin Maazel.

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  • Alfredo Di Stefano, Eduard Shevardnadze, Ultra Violet, Chester Nez and Horace Silver

    Fri, 11 Jul 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Available:
    17 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 footballer Alfredo Di Stefano, Soviet Foreign Secretary Eduard Shevardnadze, artist Ultra Violet, code talker Chester Nez and jazz musician Horace Silver.

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  • Bobby Womack, Stephanie Kwolek, Dermot Healy, Viktor Sukhodrev, Delia Craig

    Fri, 4 Jul 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Available:
    10 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 soul singer Bobby Womack, the chemist Stephanie Kwolek, the writer Dermot Healy, the Soviet interpreter Viktor Sukhodrev and the conservationist Delia Craig.

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  • Felix Dennis, Norman Willis, Josephine Pullein-Thompson, Gerry Conlan, Eli Wallach

    Fri, 27 Jun 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Available:
    3 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 publisher Felix Dennis, TUC leader Norman Willis, 'pony club' writer Josephine Pullein-Thompson, miscarriage of justice victim Gerry Conlan and actor Eli Wallach.

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