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)

  • James Nesbitt MBE, Andrew McLaglen, Emilio Botin, Simin Behbahani, Sir Philip Dowson

    Fri, 19 Sep 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Available:
    28 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 Belfast detective James Nesbitt, film director Andrew McLaglen, Spanish banker Emilio Botin, Iranian poet Simin Behbahani and architect Sir Philip Dowson.

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  • The Reverend Ian Paisley, Sir Donald Sinden, Anthony Smith, Caroline Gooding.

    Fri, 12 Sep 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Available:
    21 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 former First Minister of NI the Reverend Ian Paisley, actor Sir Donald Sinden, adventurer Anthony Smith and disability rights campaigner Caroline Gooding.

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  • Joan Rivers, Sir David Mitchell, Werner Franz, Candida Lycett Green and Sandy Wilson

    Fri, 5 Sep 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Available:
    14 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 comedian Joan Rivers, Tory MP Sir David Mitchell, Hindenburg survivor Werner Franz, conservationist Candida Lycett Green and composer and lyricist Sandy Wilson.

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  • Richard Attenborough, Helen Bamber, BKS Iyengar, Sam Galbraith, Bill Kerr

    Fri, 29 Aug 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Available:
    7 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 film director Lord Attenborough, human rights campaigner Helen Bamber, yoga guru BKS Iyengar, neurosurgeon and Labour MSP Sam Galbraith and Australian actor and comedian Bill Kerr.

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