Tony Benn, James Ellis, Peter Rona, Marion Thorpe, Bob Crow

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On Last Word with Julian Worricker:

Two prominent figures of the political left, Tony Benn and Bob Crow. Ruth Winstone, who edited Tony Benn's diaries for publication, pays tribute to the former Cabinet minister and Labour MP. And you'll hear from a close colleague of the general secretary of the RMT union and from a man who was critical of him in print but who says privately you couldn't meet a nicer and more sincere bloke.

The actor, James Ellis, who portrayed Bert Lynch in 'Z Cars' for sixteen years. Sir Kenneth Branagh recalls how James helped launch his career.

The oceanographer, Doctor Peter Rona, who helped to pioneer the scientific exploration of the deep-sea floor.

And the pianist, Marion Thorpe, who co-founded the Leeds International Piano Competition.

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28 minutes

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Sun 16 Mar 2014 20:30

Tony Benn

Julian spoke to Ruth Winstone who edited his diaries.

Born 3 April 1925; died 14 March 2014 aged 88.

James Ellis

Last Word spoke to his son Toto and to fellow actor Sir Kenneth Branagh.

Born 15 March 1931; died 8 March 2014 aged 82.

Peter Rona

Julian spoke to Dr Bramley Murton of the National Oceanography Centre.

Born 17 August 1934; died 19 February 2014 aged 79.

Marion Thorpe

Julian spoke to Dame Fanny Waterman, co-founder of the Leeds International Piano Competition and to political commentator Iain Dale.

Born 18 October 1926; died 6 March 2014 aged 87.

Bob Crow

Julian spoke to the President of the RMT, Peter Pinkney and to Dick Murray, former Transport Editor at the Evening Standard.

Born 13 June 1961; died 11 March 2014 aged 52.


Role Contributor
PresenterJulian Worricker
Interviewed GuestRuth Winstone
Interviewed GuestKenneth Branagh
Interviewed GuestToto Ellis
Interviewed GuestBramley Murton
Interviewed GuestFanny Waterman
Interviewed GuestIain Dale
Interviewed GuestPeter Pinkney
Interviewed GuestDick Murray
ProducerSimon Tillotson
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