An interior designer, a theatre director, a cricketer, a prima ballerina and a musician

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The designer Jocasta Innes who wrote "The Pauper's Cookbook" and "Paint Magic", introducing a generation to stippling and rag rolling. Her daughter Daisy Goodwin shares her memories.

The theatre director and poet Patrick Garland: his friend Alan Bennett pays tribute.

The cricketer Mike Denness, an elegant batsman who captained Kent and England and started an international row as a match referee.

Maria Tallchief - the native American ballet dancer who was a muse to her husband George Ballanchine.

And the singer and songwriter Richie Havens who opened the Woodstock festival when other acts were stuck in traffic. Tom Findlay of Groove Armada recalls working with him recently.

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Jocasta Innes

Last Word spoke to her daughter, Daisy Goodwin.

Born 21 May 1934; died 20 April 2013 aged 78.

Patrick Garland

Matthew spoke to Alan Bennett.

Born 10 April 1935; died 20 April 2013 aged 78.

Mike Denness

Last Word spoke to cricketer and correspondent Mike Selvey and to John Shepherd, a West Indian cricketer who toured with him.

Born 1 December 1940; died 19 April 2013 aged 72.

Maria Tallchief

Matthew spoke to her daughter Elise Paschen and to Clement Crisp, dance critic for the Financial Times. 

Born 24 January 1925; died11 April 2013 aged 88.

Richie Havens

Last Word spoke to Tom Findlay of Groove Armada, who worked with him quite recently. 

Born 21 January 1941; died 22 April 2013 aged 72.


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