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Prof Stuart Hall, Jean Babilée, Tony Crook, Shirley Temple Black

Obituaries. Matthew Bannister on sociologist Professor Stuart Hall, ballet dancer Jean Babilée, Bristol car maker Tony Crook and child star turned diplomat Shirley Temple Black.

Matthew Bannister on

The influential sociologist Professor Stuart Hall. He was a pioneer of the discipline of cultural studies and coined the term "Thatcherism" in 1979.

The French ballet dancer Jean Babilée, one of the greatest of his generation. Leslie Caron - who danced with him - pays tribute and admits she fell in love with him.

Tony Crook, the racing driver who went on to run the Bristol Car company. Stirling Moss recalls his old adversary.

And Shirley Temple Black - the child star who became a diplomat.

Producer Simon Tillotson.

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28 minutes

Professor Stuart Hall

Matthew spoke to Professor John Clarke who studied with him at Birmingham University and worked with him at the Open University.
Born 3 February 1932; died 10 February 2014 age 82.

Jean Babilée

Matthew spoke to Hollywood star Leslie Caron.
Born 3 February 1923; died 30 January 2014 aged 90.

Tony Crook

Matthew spoke to Steve Cropley, Editor-in-chief of Autocar Magazine and to former racing driver Sir Stirling Moss.
Born 16 February 1920; died 21 January 2014 aged 93.

Shirley Temple Black

Last word hears from film historian and broadcaster, Matthew Sweet.
Born 23 April 1928; died 10 February 2014 aged 85.


Role Contributor
Presenter Matthew Bannister
Interviewed Guest Leslie Caron
Interviewed Guest Stirling Moss
Producer Simon Tillotson


  • Fri 14 Feb 2014 16:00
  • Sun 16 Feb 2014 20:30

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