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Margo MacDonald, Frankie Knuckles, Lorna Arnold, Kate O'Mara, Ahmad Tejan Kabbah

Matthew Bannister on Scottish politician Margo MacDonald, DJ Frankie Knuckles, nuclear historian Lorna Arnold, actress Kate O'Mara and Sierra Leone's president Ahmad Tejan Kabbah.

Matthew Bannister on

Margo Macdonald, the leading Scottish politician who fell out with the SNP and became an independent MSP. She also presented programmes here on Radio 4.

The American DJ Frankie Knuckles who was known as "The Godfather of House Music";

Lorna Arnold, the official historian of Britain's nuclear industry;

Kate O'Mara, the actress best known for her roles in Dynasty and Howard's Way;

and the former President of Sierra Leone, Ahmad Tejan Kabbah, who negotiated an end to the country's bloody civil war.

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28 minutes

Margo MacDonald

Matthew spoke to the BBC's Scotland political editorĀ Brian Taylor in a live interview.

Born 19 April 1943; diedĀ 4 April 2014 aged 70.

Frankie Knuckles

Last Word spoke to Radio 1 presenter and club DJ, Annie Mac.

Born 18 January 1955; died 31 March 2014 aged 59.

Lorna Arnold

Last Word spoke to Rosie Holdsworth of the Oxford Research Group and to Professor Brian Cathcart of Exeter University.

Born 7 December 1915; died 25 March 2014 aged 98.

Kate O'Mara (pictured)

Cultural commentator Matthew Sweet looks back on her life and career.

Born 10 August 1939; died 30 March 2014 aged 74.

Ahmad Tejan Kabbah

Matthew spoke to Umaru Fofana, BBC Correspondent for Sierra Leone and to the Secretary of State for International Development, Clare Short.

Born 16 February 1932; died 13 March 2014 aged 82.


Role Contributor
Presenter Matthew Bannister
Interviewed Guest Brian Taylor
Interviewed Guest Annie Macmanus
Interviewed Guest Rosie Holdsworth
Interviewed Guest Brian Cathcart
Interviewed Guest Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest Umaru Fofana
Interviewed Guest Clare Short
Producer Neil George


  • Fri 4 Apr 2014 16:00
  • Sun 6 Apr 2014 20:30