Paul Ausseresses, Olivia Robertson, Noel Woodall, Hugh de Wardener, Junior Murvin

Matthew Bannister on

The French General Paul Aussaresses who admitted to taking part in summary executions and torture during the Algerian War of Independence.

Olivia Robertson, the flamboyant Archpriestess of the Fellowship of Isis, who worked to bring feminine influence into religion in her castle in Ireland.

Noel Woodall, the car number plate expert whose passion became a billion pound industry.

Professor Hugh de Wardener, the pioneering kidney specialist who treated inmates in a Japanese prisoner of war camp.

And reggae singer Junior Murvin, best known for his song Police and Thieves.

Producer: Laura Northedge.

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Sun 8 Dec 2013 20:30

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General Paul Aussaresses

Writer and presenter James Maw interviewed the general for Radio 4 in 2008.

Matthew spoke to the French journalist Agnes Poirier.

Born 7 November 1918; died 4 December 2013 aged 95.

Olivia Robertson

Matthew spoke to her nieces Anna Currey and Cressida Pryor.

Born 13 April 1917; died 14 November 2013 aged 96.

Noel Woodall

Quentin Willson pays tribute.

Born 24 December 1930; died 29 September 2013 aged 82.

Prof Hugh de Wardener

Matthew spoke to his daughter Gabrielle de Wardener and to his colleague and friend Dr Robert Schrier.

Born 8 October 1915; died 29 September 2013 aged 97.

Junior Murvin

Last Word spoke to music writer David Katz.

Born 1946; died 2 December 2013


Role Contributor
PresenterMatthew Bannister
Interviewed GuestAgnes Poirier
Interviewed GuestAnna Currey
Interviewed GuestCressida Pryor
Interviewed GuestQuentin Willson
Interviewed GuestGabrielle de Wardener
Interviewed GuestRobert Schrier
Interviewed GuestDavid Katz
ProducerLaura Northedge