Frederick Sanger, Doris Lessing, Ray Gosling, Jock Kane, Austin John Marshall

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Frederick Sanger, the only Briton - and one of only four people in the world - to win the Nobel Prize twice. His work underpinned the Human Genome Project.

Also another Nobel prize winner - the prolific novellist Doris Lessing. We have tributes from Brian Aldiss and Faye Weldon.

The broadcaster and gay rights campaigner Ray Gosling who made quirky and distinctive programmes for BBC Radio.

Jock Kane, who blew the whistle on security breaches at GCHQ.

And the record producer Austin John Marshall, best known for his work with his wife, the folk singer Shirley Collins. She pays tribute.

Producer: Neil George.

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Frederick Sanger

Last Word spoke to Professor Sir John Walker and to Dr Emily Grossman, an expert in molecular biology.

Born 13 August 1918; died 18 November 2013 aged 95.

Doris Lessing (pictured)

Last Word spoke to her friends, the writers Brian Aldiss and Fay Weldon.

Born 22 October 1919; died 17 November 2013 aged 94.

Ray Gosling

Last Word spoke to his former producers Helen Boaden and Alastair Wilson.

Born 5 May 1939; died 19 November 2013 aged 74.

Jock Kane

Matthew spoke to investigative journalist Duncan Campbell.

Born 7 April 1921; died 27 September 2013 aged 92.

Austin John Marshall

Matthew spoke to the writer and folk singer Shirley Collins and to journalist Robin Denselow.

Born 30 March 1937; died 3 November 2013 aged 76.


Role Contributor
PresenterMatthew Bannister
Interviewed GuestBrian Aldiss
Interviewed GuestFay Weldon
Interviewed GuestShirley Collins
ProducerNeil George