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An archaeologist, a psychoanalyst, a former Lord Advocate, a writer and an aboriginal singer

28 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 28 June 2013

Professor Mick Aston, the archaeologist best known for his work on the TV programme Time Team. His colleagues Sir Tony Robinson and Phil Harding pay tribute.

Betty Joseph, the psychoanalyst who analysed the process of psychoanalysis.

Lord Fraser of Carmyllie, the Scottish Conservative politician, who as Lord Advocate presided over the investigation of the Lockerbie bombings.

Michael Baigent, the co-writer of a book called Holy Blood Holy Grail which suggested that Jesus was married to Mary Magdalene and had a child by her.

And the aboriginal singer Mr Yunupingu who brought indigenous music to a world wide audience.

  • Professor Mick Aston

    Matthew spoke to Mick’s Time Team colleagues Tony Robinson and Phil Harding. 

    Born 1 July 1946; died 24 June 2013 aged 66.
  • Betty Joseph

    Matthew spoke to her friends and colleagues, Priscilla Roth and Dr David Taylor. 

    Born 7 March 1917; died 4 April 2013 aged 96.
  • Lord Fraser of Carmyllie

    Matthew spoke to the BBC’s Scottish political correspondent, Brian Taylor. 

    Born 29 May 1945; died 22 June 2013 aged 68.

  • Michael Baigent (pictured)

    Matthew spoke to his friend Nick Campion, to the historian Dr Helen Nicholson and to the Freemason Nigel Brown, Grand Secretary of the United Grand Lodge of England. 

    Born 27 February 1948; died 17 June 2013 aged 65.
  • Mr Yunupingu

    Last Word spoke to fellow musician Lou Bennett and to BBC correspondent Phil Mercer. 

    Born 17 September 1956; died 2 June 2013 aged 56.


Philip Sellars



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