Prof Colin Pillinger, Antony Hopkins, Bev Evans, Sir Ben Gill and Stan Kelly-Bootle

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Professor Colin Pillinger, the space scientist who led the failed Beagle 2 mission to investigate life on Mars.

Antony Hopkins, the composer and award winning presenter of Radio 3's Talking About Music.

Bev Evans, the teacher who set up a website offering free resources for teaching children with learning difficulties.

Sir Ben Gill, who led the National Farmers Union during the BSE and Foot and Mouth crises.

And Stan Kelly-Bootle, the computer pioneer who was also a Scouse folk singer.

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Professor Colin Pillinger (pictured)

Matthew spoke to Dr Paul Abel of the University of Leicester who presents The Sky at Night and to the impressionist and amateur astronomer Jon Culshaw.

Born 9 May 1943; died 7 May 2014 aged 70.

Antony Hopkins

Matthew spoke to his friend and musical collaborator, John Turner.

Born 21 March 1921; died 6 May 2014 aged 93.

Bev Evans

Matthew spoke to her husband, Paul Evans and to Ann Mroz, Editor of TES Magazine.

Born 15 April 1967; died 18 March 2014 aged 46.

Sir Ben Gill

Matthew spoke to Anna Hill, presenter of Farming Today, to his colleague Tim Bennett who is Chair of the Food Standards Agency and to his friend and colleague Lord Curry.

Born 1 January 1950; died 8 May 2014 aged 64.

Stan Kelly-Bootle

Matthew spoke to his friend Bill Leece.

Born 15 September 1929; died 16 April 2014 aged 84.


Role Contributor
PresenterMatthew Bannister
Interviewed GuestPaul G Abel
Interviewed GuestJon Culshaw
Interviewed GuestJohn Turner
Interviewed GuestPaul Evans
Interviewed GuestAnn Mroz
Interviewed GuestAnna Hill
Interviewed GuestTim Bennett
Interviewed GuestDonald Curry
Interviewed GuestBill Leece