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)

  • Gabriel García Márquez, Edna Doré, Richard Hoggart, Gerardo D'Ambrosio, John Shirley-Quirk

    Fri, 18 Apr 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Available:
    29 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 author Gabriel García Márquez, actress Edna Doré, writer & cultural historian Richard Hoggart, Italian magistrate Gerardo D'Ambrosio and singer John Shirley-Quirk.

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  • Sue Townsend, Lord Kimball, Peaches Geldof, Professor Lorna Casselton and Mickey Rooney

    Fri, 11 Apr 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Available:
    22 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 author Sue Townsend, countryside campaigner Lord Kimball, TV presenter Peaches Geldof, fungal biologist Lorna Casselton and film star Mickey Rooney.

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  • Margo MacDonald, Frankie Knuckles, Lorna Arnold, Kate O'Mara, Ahmad Tejan Kabbah

    Fri, 4 Apr 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Available:
    15 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 Scottish politician Margo MacDonald, house music DJ Frankie Knuckles, nuclear historian Lorna Arnold, actress Kate O'Mara and Sierra Leone's former President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah.

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  • Mickey Duff, John Tyson, Jill Sinclair, Adolfo Suarez, Oswald Morris

    Fri, 28 Mar 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Available:
    8 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 boxing promoter Mickey Duff, explorer John Tyson, ZTT Records boss Jill Sinclair, Spanish Prime Minister Adolfo Suarez and cinematographer Oswald Morris.

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  • Clarissa Dickson-Wright, Lord Ballyedmond, L'Wren Scott, Mohammed Fahim and Peter Callander

    Fri, 21 Mar 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Available:
    1 day remaining

    Radio 4's obituary programme, telling the lives of significant figures who have died recently. This week Julian Worricker marks the lives of TV chef Clarissa Dickson-Wright, entrepreneur Lord Ballyedmond, lyricist Peter Callander, Afghan politician Mohammed Fahim and fashion designer L'Wren Scott.

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