On Last Word this week:
The internationally renowned tenor Anthony Rolfe Johnson, who gave up farming to take up music lessons at the age of 29.
George Steinbrenner, the colourful owner of the New York Yankees baseball team, who fired one manager five times.
Luis Corvalan, the leader of the Chilean Communist Party for thirty years who was imprisoned under Pinochet and then lived in exile in Moscow.
Lady Healey, wife of the former Chancellor Denis Healey and a respected biographer.
And tales of late night drinking and poker with the snooker legend Alex "Hurricane" Higgins from his former driver and friend.