A computer pioneer, a Hungarian politician, a choral director, an animator and a Native American tribal executive

Douglas Engelbart, pioneer of the Internet and inventor of the computer mouse.

John D Wilson, the animator behind the title sequence of the film 'Grease', whose other credits include The Lady and the Tramp.

The man credited with helping bring down the Iron Curtain, Hungarian politician Gyula Horn. He was the country's last Communist Foreign Minister.

Marjorie Anderson, American Chippewa tribal executive, and the first woman to lead the Mille Lacs tribal band in Minnesota. She was in charge when the band successfully sued to retain hunting and fishing rights that were promised in 19th century treaties.

Richard Marlow, Director of Music at Trinity College, Cambridge, for 40 years. He was a pioneer in bringing women's voices to the fore in cloistered choirs.

Bernie Nolan, lead singer with the Nolans, who went on to act in Brookside and found a new audience in the talent show 'Popstar to Operastar'.

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Douglas Carl Engelbart

Aasmah spoke to William H. Dutton, Professor of Internet Studies from the University of Oxford. 

Born 30 January 1925; died 2 July 2013 aged 88.

Richard Marlow

Last Word spoke to Mezzo soprano Catherine King and to actor and comedian Alexander Armstrong who both sang in Trinity College Choir, and also to Organ Scholar Stephen Barlow who studied under him.

Born 26 July 1939; died 16 June 2013 aged 73.


Gyula Horn

Aasmah spoke to Martin Rady, Professor of Central European History at University College London and to Peter Pallai, former head of the BBC office in Budapest . 

Born 5 July 1932; died 19 June 2013 aged 80.

John D Wilson

Aasmah spoke to Jez Stewart, animation curator at the British Film Institute.

Born 7 August 1919; died 20 June 2013 aged 93.

Marjorie Anderson

Aasmah spoke to Tadd Johnson who used to be legal counsel for the Mille Lac Band. 

Born 21 April 1932; died 29 June aged 81.

Bernie Nolan (pictured)

Born 17 October 1960; died 4 July 2013 aged 52.


Role Contributor
PresenterAasmah Mir
ProducerNeil George