Two broadcasters, a folk singer and a science journalist

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Two much-loved broadcasters.

We review the influential career of Sir David Frost with two former Directors general of the BBC: Lord Birt and Greg Dyke.

And Pete Murray recalls his friendly on air rivalry with the TV and radio presenter David Jacobs.

We also remember the folk singer from Newcastle Lou Killen, who had a sex change operation late in life and became Louisa Jo Killen

And the journalist David Dickson who set up a website to bring scientific knowledge to the developing world.

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Sun 8 Sep 2013 20:30

Sir David Frost

Last Word spoke to Lord Birt, to Gerald Kaufman and to Greg Dyke.

Born 7 April 1939; died 31 August 2013 aged 74.

David Dickson

Matthew spoke to his friends, the journalists Luisa Massarani and Ehsan Masood.

Born 30 August 1947; died 31 July 2013 aged 65.

Louisa Jo Killen

Matthew spoke to her friends, fellow musicians Sam Lee and Sandra Kerr.

Born 10 January 1934; died 13 August 2013 aged 79.  

David Jacobs (pictured)

Matthew spoke to Radio 2 producer Alan Boyd and to presenter Pete Murray.

Born 19 May 1926; died 2 September 2013 aged 87.


Role Contributor
PresenterMatthew Bannister
Interviewed GuestJohn Birt
Interviewed GuestGreg Dyke
Interviewed GuestPete Murray
ProducerNeil George
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