A geophysicist, a pro-life campaigner, a former Ford UK chief executive, a composer and an actor

Matthew Bannister on

Joe Farman - the geophysicist who discovered a hole in the ozone layer.

The pro life campaigner Dr Margaret White

The former Chief Executive of Ford UK Sir Terence Beckett, who oversaw the development of the Cortina and the Transit van.

The versatile British composer Steve Martland

And Arnold Peters who played Jack Woolley in the Archers. June Spencer - who plays his wife Peggy -tells us that his Alzheimer's storyline was very poignant as life mirrored art.

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28 minutes

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Sun 19 May 2013 20:30

Paul Shane

Born 19 June 1940; died 16 May 2013 aged 72.

Joe Farman CBE

Matthew spoke to Agnieszka Fryckowska, Commander-in-Chief at the British Antarctic Survey's Halley station, and to one of the scientists who shared the discovery of the hole in the ozone layer, John Shanklin.

Born 7 August 1930; died 11 May 2013 aged 82.

Dr Margaret White

Matthew spoke to her daughter, Elizabeth McKean.

Born 18 May 1919; died 17 April 2013 aged 93.

Sir Terence Beckett

Matthew spoke to the car journalist Giles Chapman and to the Director General of the CBI, John Cridland.

Born 13 December 1923; died 2 May 2013 aged 89.

Marcella Pattyn

Matthew spoke to the concierge of the Beguinage, Hubert Vromont and to the Medieval theologist Dr Saskia Murk Jansen.

Born 1920; died 14th April 2013 aged 93.

Steve Martland

Last Word spoke to band member Chris Caldwell.

Born 10 October 1959; died 6 May 2013 aged 53.

Arnold Peters

Matthew spoke to the actress who played his wife in The Archers, June Spencer.

Born 3 June 1925; died 11 May 2013 aged 87.


Role Contributor
ProducerJulian May
PresenterMatthew Bannister