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Patricia Stephens Due, James Whitaker, Josh Gifford, Jim Riordan, Whitney Houston

28 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 17 February 2012

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the American civil rights activist Patricia Stephens Due who went to prison after entering a "whites only" lunch counter in Florida.

The tabloid royal correspondent James Whitaker, who broke the news of Princess Diana's eating disorder

The racehorse trainer Josh Gifford who stood by jockey Bob Champion when he contracted cancer and gave him his fairy tale Grand National win on Aldaniti

The Communist party member and writer Jim Riordan who was once called up to play football for Spartak Moscow

And Whitney Houston in her own words and music.


5 items
  • Patricia Stephens Due

    Civil rights activist who has died aged aged 72.

  • James Whitaker

    Royal correspondent who has died aged 71.

  • Josh Gifford

    Jockey and successful racehorse trainer who has died aged 70.

  • Jim Riordan

    The academic, writer and footballer for the Soviet Union, who has died aged 75.

  • Whitney Houston

    Best-selling singer and actress who has died aged 48.


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