Gerry Goffin, Freydis Sharland, Alexander Shulgin, Francis Matthews
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The lyricist Gerry Goffin - who, with his wife Carole King, wrote some of the biggest hits of the sixties and seventies. They include Will You Love Me Tomorrow, You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman and Up On The Roof.
Also: the pioneering woman pilot Freydis Sharland, who delivered aircraft during the war and once flew a Tempest from the UK to Pakistan.
Alexander Shulgin - the American chemist known as the Godfather of psychedelic drugs.
And the actor Francis Matthews best known for playing the suave spy Paul Temple on TV - and providing the voice of the puppet Captain Scarlet.
Gerry Goffin (pictured)
Matthew spoke live in the studio to Radio 2 presenter Bob Harris.
Born 11 February 1939; died 19 June 2014 aged 75.
Matthew spoke to Pauline Vahey of the British Women’s Pilots Association and to Tamsin Greig and Rich Leaf who knew her.
Born 22 September 1920; died 24 May 2014 aged 93.
Last Word spoke to filmmaker Etienne Sauret who made a documentary about his life.
Born 17 June 1925; died 2 June 2014 aged 88.
Last Word spoke to his son Damian Matthews and to actors Wendy Craig and Honor Blackman who worked with him.
Born 2 September 1927; died 14 June 2014 aged 86.
|Interviewed Guest||Bob Harris|
|Interviewed Guest||Damien Matthews|
|Interviewed Guest||Wendy Craig|
|Interviewed Guest||Honor Blackman|
|Interviewed Guest||Pauline Vahey|
|Interviewed Guest||Tamsin Greig|
|Interviewed Guest||Richard Leaf|
|Interviewed Guest||Etienne Sauret|