On Last Word this week:
Professor Tony Judt the leading historian and political thinker who wrote eloquently about his struggle with motor neurone disease
The Hollywood actress Patricia Neal who suffered a series of strokes and was nursed back to health by her husband Roald Dahl
The Glasgow union leader Jimmy Reid who led a "work in" to save the Clyde shipyards from closure
And the jazz and swing drummer Jack Parnell, a star of the Ted Heath Band and conductor of the music for the Muppets.
Producer: Neil George.