Elizabeth Jane Howard, John Fortune, Vera Houghton, Sir Christopher Curwen, Harold Camping
Julian Worricker on
The award-winning novelist Elizabeth Jane Howard. Hilary Mantel reflects on the writer who she says helped us to do the necessary thing - open our eyes and our hearts.
Also the comedian and satirist John Fortune who found fame through his TV collaborations with John Bird and Rory Bremner.
Vera Houghton, a pioneer in the fields of abortion law reform and free birth control.
Sir Christopher Curwen, who was head of the Secret Intelligence Service, MI6, when Oleg Gordievsky - Britain's star source inside the KGB - was successfully exfiltrated from Moscow.
And the American radio evangelist, Harold Camping, who was the first major end-of-the-world forecaster of the internet age.
Producer: Neil George.
Elizabeth Jane Howard
Julan spoke to broadcaster Jim Naughtie and writer Hilary Mantel
Born 26 March 1923; died 2 January 2014, aged 90
Julian spoke to his friend Rory Bremner
Born 30 June 1939; died 31 December 2013, aged 74
Last Word spoke to Lord Steel and Julian spoke to friend and fellow activist Dianne Munday
Born 18 October 1914; died 30 November 2013, aged 99
Sir Christopher Curwen
Julian spoke to Oleg Gordievsky, former KGB double-agent and Nigel West, military historian and author
Born 9 April 1929; died 18 December 2013, aged 84
Column from author Ted Harrison
Born 19 July 1921; died 15 December 2013, aged 92
|Interviewed Guest||Hilary Mantel|