An architect, a fox hunter, a publisher, a star of musicals, a pioneering sociologist and the last surviving Andrews Sister

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The landscape architect John Hopkins - who led the development of the Olympic Park in East London.

Lizbeth Webb, the West End and radio star of the 1940s, who gave up showbusiness to raise her family.

Peter Carson, the editor in chief who turned round the fortunes of Penguin Books
We have a tribute from one of his authors: Professor Mary Beard.

Mary McIntosh, the pioneering sociologist, feminist and campaigner for gay and lesbian rights

And Migs Greenall, fearless horsewoman who married into the Greenall Whitley brewing family and rode out with the leading hunts in Leicestershire.

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Sun 3 Feb 2013 20:30

John Hopkins

Last Word spoke to his colleague and friend Peter Neal with whom he wrote a book on horticulture and to Dame Tessa Jowell. Born 6 December 1953; died 21 January 2013 aged 59.

Lizbeth Webb

Last Word spoke to her son Rory Campbell and to music writer and broadcaster Edward Seckerson. Born 30 January 1926; died 17 January 2013 aged 86.

Peter Carson

Professor Mary Beard pays tribute. Born 3 October 1938; died 9 January 2013 aged 74.

Mary McIntosh

Matthew spoke to her son Duncan Barrett, her former partner Elizabeth Wilson and her friend and fellow sociologist Professor Carol Smart. Born 13 March 1936; died 5 January 2013 aged 76.

Migs Greenall

Last Word spoke to her son Sir Peter Daresbury and her friend Michael Clayton. Born 1 August 1917, died 10 January 2013 aged 95.

Patty Andrews

Born 16 February 1920; died 30 January 2013 aged 92.