An astronomer, a sitar player, a surgeon, an engineer, a singer and a newsreader

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The sitar player and composer Ravi Shankar who found fame in the West after collaborations with George Harrison and Yehudi Menuhin.

Joseph Murray - the American surgeon who carried out the world's first successful human organ transplant

The astronomer Sir Patrick Moore - Murray Lachlan Young pays tribute in verse.

The bicycle designer Alex Moulton

And the influential folk singer Ian Campbell - he's recalled by Dave Pegg of Fairport Convention and Mike Harding.

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Sun 16 Dec 2012 20:30

Ravi Shankar

Matthew spoke to world music journalist and lecturer Jameela Siddiqi, to jazz guitarist John Mclaughlin and to Simon Broughton who is the Editor of Song Lines Magazine. Born 7 April 1920; died 11 December 2012 aged 92.

Joseph Murray

Matthew spoke to his former colleague Professor Sir Roy Calne and to the immunologist Leslie Brent. Born 1 April 1919; died 26 November 2012 aged 93.

Sir Patrick Moore

The poet Murray Lachlan Young pays tribute in verse. Born 4 March 1923; died 9 December 2012 aged 89.

Alex Moulton

Last Word spoke to his great nephew Sean Moulton, to his friend the cycling historian Tony Hadland and to the industrial designer Sir James Dyson. Born 9 April 1920; died 9 December 2012 aged 92.

Ian Campbell

Last Word spoke to the musician Dave Pegg and to musician and Radio 2 presenter Mike Harding. Born 10 June 1933; died 24 November 2012 aged 79.

Kenneth Kendall

Born 7 August 1924; died 14 December 2012 aged 88.