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Derek Jameson, Griselda Blanco, Allan Horsfall, Terry Nutkins and Joe South

28 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 14 September 2012

Matthew Bannister on

The rags to riches story of the tabloid editor and broadcaster Derek Jameson.

The killing career of the Colombian drug baron Griselda Blanco - known as the Cocaine Godmother and The Black Widow

The gay rights pioneer Allan Horsfall, founder of the Campaign for Homosexual Equality

And the naturalist Terry Nutkins - who, as a teenager, went to live in a remote part of Scotland with Gavin Maxwell - and had two of his fingers bitten off by an otter.

  • Derek Jameson

    Last Word spoke to his wife Ellen, to Bob Satchwell, who was Derek’s deputy editor at the News of the World and to Anthony Cherry who produced Derek’s Radio 2 breakfast show.

    Born 29 November 1929; died 12 September 2012 aged 82.

  • Griselda Blanco

    Matthew spoke to Alfred Spelman who made a documentary about her, and to Robert Palombo, the DEA investigator who brought Griselda Blanco to justice.

    Born 15 February 1943; died 3 September 2012 aged 69.

  • Terry Nutkins

    Last Word spoke to Terry’s friend, the TV producer Marshall Corwin.

    Born 12 August 1946; died 6 September 2012 aged 66.

  • Allan Horsfall

    Matthew spoke to his fellow campaigners Paul Temperton and Peter Tatchell.

    Born 20 October 1927; died 27 August 2012 aged 84.

  • Joe South

    Born 28 February 1940; died 5 September 2012 aged 72.



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