Gabriel García Márquez, Edna Doré, Richard Hoggart, Gerardo D'Ambrosio, John Shirley-Quirk

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Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel prize-winning Colombian author, best known for 'One Hundred Years of Solitude'.

The television, stage and film actress, Edna Doré, who played Mo Butcher in 'Eastenders'.

Richard Hoggart, writer and cultural commentator, whose book 'The Uses of Literacy' was regarded as hugely influential in the immediate post-war era.

Gerardo D'Ambrosio, the magistrate, who led investigations into terror attacks, financial malpractice and systematic corruption in his native Italy.

John Shirley-Quirk, the bass-baritone singer whose talents proved an inspiration to Benjamin Britten.

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Gabriel García Márquez

Julian spoke to his biographer, Professor Gerald Martin.

Born 6 March 1927; died 17 April 2014 aged 87.

Edna Doré

Julian spoke to her son, Michael Doré and to presenter and comedian Paul O’Grady.

Born 31 May 1921; died 11 April 2014 aged 92.

Richard Hoggart (pictured)

Last Word spoke to his son, Paul Hoggart, to his biographer Fred Inglis and to broadcaster Melvyn Bragg.

Born 24 September 1918; died 10 April 2014 aged 95.

Gerardo D'Ambrosio

Julian spoke to BBC Rome Correspondent, David Willey.

Born 29 November 1930; died 30 March 2014 aged 83.

John Shirley-Quirk

Julian spoke to fellow singer Ian Partridge and to music journalist and broadcaster Andrew Green.

Born 28 August 1931; died 7 April 2014 aged 82.


Role Contributor
PresenterJulian Worricker
Interviewed GuestGerald Martin
Interviewed GuestMichael Doré
Interviewed GuestPaul O'Grady
Interviewed GuestPaul Hoggart
Interviewed GuestFred Inglis
Interviewed GuestMelvyn Bragg
Interviewed GuestDavid Willey
Interviewed GuestIan Partridge
Interviewed GuestAndrew Green
ProducerNeil George