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

Duration:
28 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 14 December 2012

Matthew Bannister on

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.

  • 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.

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