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  1. 01/08/2014

    Obituary series, analysing and celebrating the lives of people who have recently died.

    First broadcast: 01 Aug 2014

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  2. 25/07/2014

    Obituary series, analysing and celebrating the lives of people who have recently died.

    First broadcast: 25 Jul 2014

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  3. Elaine Stritch, Nadine Gordimer, Michael Scudamore and Lorin Maazel

    Matthew Bannister on an actress, a writer, a jockey and a conductor.

    First broadcast: 18 Jul 2014

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

    Matthew Bannister on a footballer, a Georgian politician, an artist and a code talker.

    First broadcast: 11 Jul 2014

  5. Bobby Womack, Stephanie Kwolek, Dermot Healy, Viktor Sukhodrev, Delia Craig

    Julian Worricker on a singer, a chemist, a writer, an interpreter and a conservationist.

    First broadcast: 04 Jul 2014

  6. Felix Dennis, Norman Willis, Josephine Pullein-Thompson, Gerry Conlon, Eli Wallach

    Matthew Bannister on a publisher, a TUC leader, an author and one of the Guildford Four.

    First broadcast: 27 Jun 2014

  7. Gerry Goffin, Freydis Sharland, Alexander Shulgin, Francis Matthews

    Matthew Bannister remembers a songwriter, a pilot, a chemist and an actor.

    First broadcast: 20 Jun 2014

  8. Rik Mayall, Dr Lorna Wing, Eric Hill, Billie Fleming, Alan Douglas

    Matthew Bannister remembers a comedian, a psychiatrist, a children's writer and a cyclist.

    First broadcast: 13 Jun 2014

  9. Lady Mary Soames, Gordon Willis, Clyde Snow, Count Suckle

    Obituaries for Churchill's daughter, a cinematographer, a forensic scientist and a DJ.

    First broadcast: 06 Jun 2014

  10. Maya Angelou, Malcolm Glazer, Tessa Watts, General Jaruzelski, Herb Jeffries

    Matthew Bannister on a writer, a businessman, a music video producer and a Polish leader.

    First broadcast: 30 May 2014

  11. Sir Jack Brabham, Prof Louise Wilson, Dick Douglas, Harry Stopes-Roe and Mary Stewart

    Matthew Bannister on a racing driver, a fashion professor, an MP, a humanist, a novelist.

    First broadcast: 23 May 2014

  12. Prof Colin Pillinger, Antony Hopkins, Bev Evans, Sir Ben Gill and Stan Kelly-Bootle

    Matthew Bannister on a space scientist, a musician, a farmers' leader, a computer pioneer.

    First broadcast: 16 May 2014

  13. Sir George Christie, Leslie Thomas, Elena Baltacha, Sir William Benyon and Deborah Rogers

    Matthew Bannister remembers Glyndebourne's owner, an author, a Tory MP and a tennis player

    First broadcast: 09 May 2014

  14. Bob Hoskins, U Win Tin, Ian McIntyre, Gailene Stock

    Matthew Bannister on an actor, a Burmese activist, a BBC executive and a ballet teacher.

    First broadcast: 02 May 2014

  15. Mark Shand, Mrs Pilkington Garimara, Derek Cooper, Wally Olins, Julian Wilson

    Matthew Bannister on a conservationist, a writer, a broadcaster and a branding consultant.

    First broadcast: 25 Apr 2014

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

    Julian Worricker remembers an author, an actress, a commentator, a magistrate and a singer

    First broadcast: 18 Apr 2014

  17. Sue Townsend, Lord Kimball, Peaches Geldof, Prof Lorna Casselton, Mickey Rooney

    Matthew Bannister on an author, an MP, a TV presenter, a fungal biologist and a film star.

    First broadcast: 11 Apr 2014

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

    Matthew Bannister remembers a politician, a DJ, a historian, an actress and a president.

    First broadcast: 04 Apr 2014

  19. Mickey Duff, John Tyson, Jill Sinclair, Adolfo Suarez, Oswald Morris

    Matthew Bannister on a boxing promoter, an explorer, a music exec and a cinematographer.

    First broadcast: 28 Mar 2014

  20. Clarissa Dickson Wright, Lord Ballyedmond, L'Wren Scott, Mohammed Fahim, Peter Callander

    Julian Worricker remembers a chef, an entrepreneur, a lyricist, a statesman and a designer

    First broadcast: 21 Mar 2014

  21. Tony Benn, James Ellis, Peter Rona, Marion Thorpe, Bob Crow

    Julian Worricker on a politician, an actor, an oceanographer, a pianist and a union leader

    First broadcast: 14 Mar 2014

  22. Paco de Lucia, Frank Rushbrook, Rose Finn-Kelcey, Logan Scott-Bowden, Alain Resnais

    Aasmah Mir remembers a guitarist, a firefighter, an artist, a soldier and a director.

    First broadcast: 07 Mar 2014

  23. Alison Jolly, Alice Herz-Sommer, Valery Kubasov, Mavis Gallant, Harold Ramis

    Aasmah Mir remembers a primatologist, a pianist, a cosmonaut, a writer and a director.

    First broadcast: 28 Feb 2014

  24. Sir Tom Finney CBE, Sid Caesar, Ian McNaught-Davis, Els Borst, Louise Brough

    Matthew Bannister on a footballer, a comedian, a climber, a politician and a tennis player

    First broadcast: 21 Feb 2014

  25. Prof Stuart Hall, Jean Babilée, Tony Crook, Shirley Temple Black

    Matthew Bannister remembers a sociologist, a dancer, a car maker and a child star.

    First broadcast: 14 Feb 2014

  26. Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jose Sulaiman, Anna Gordy Gaye, Ron Hall, Peter Austin

    Matthew Bannister recalls an actor, a journalist, a Motown exec and a boxing administrator

    First broadcast: 07 Feb 2014

  27. Pete Seeger, Kathryn Findlay, Sir Robert Scholey, Sir Run Run Shaw

    A singer and activist, an architect, a British Steel chairman and a movie mogul.

    First broadcast: 31 Jan 2014

  28. Lord McAlpine, Jocelyn Hay, Amiri Baraka, Sir Christopher Chataway, Claudio Abbado

    Matthew Bannister on a Tory fundraiser, a broadcasting campaigner, a poet and a runner.

    First broadcast: 24 Jan 2014

  29. Roger Lloyd Pack, Prof Julian B Rotter, Hiroo Onoda, Rae Woodland, Ariel Sharon

    Remembering an actor, a psychologist, an opera singer and a former Israeli prime minister.

    First broadcast: 17 Jan 2014

  30. Simon Hoggart, Prof Janet Rowley, Saul Zaentz, Terry Biddlecombe, Phil Everly

    A journalist, a cancer researcher, a film producer, a jockey, and an Everly Brother.

    First broadcast: 10 Jan 2014

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