Sue Townsend, Lord Kimball, Peaches Geldof, Prof Lorna Casselton, Mickey Rooney

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The writer Sue Townsend, best known for creating Adrian Mole at the age of 13 and three quarters.

Lord Kimball, a leading campaigner on countryside issues who fought against the ban on fox hunting.

Peaches Geldof, the socialite, columnist and TV presenter who was found dead at the age of 25.

Professor Lorna Casselton, one of the world's leading experts on fungal biology and Foreign Secretary of the Royal Society

And the film star Mickey Rooney who had one of Hollywood's longest careers.

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Sue Townsend

Matthew spoke to former John Tydeman, former Head of BBC Radio Drama and to ‘In Touch’ presenter Peter White.

Born 2 April 1946; died 10 April 2014 aged 68.

Lord Kimball

Last Word spoke to his friends Lord Mancroft and Lord Gardiner and to Michael Clayton, former Editor of Horse and Hound.

Born 18 October 1928; died 26 March 2014 aged 85.

Peaches Geldof

Matthew spoke to freelance journalist Daisy Buchanan and to Katie Hind, Showbiz Editor of the Sunday People newspaper.

Born 13 March 1989; died 7 April 2014 aged 25.

Professor Lorna Casselton

Last Word spoke to her friend and colleague, Professor Nick Talbot.

Born 18 July 1938; died 14 February 2014 aged 75.

Mickey Rooney

Born 23 September 1920; died 6 April 2014 aged 93.


Role Contributor
PresenterMatthew Bannister
Interviewed GuestJohn Tydeman
Interviewed GuestPeter White
Interviewed GuestBenjamin Mancroft
Interviewed GuestGerald Gardiner
Interviewed GuestMichael Clayton
Interviewed GuestDaisy Buchanan
Interviewed GuestKatie Hind
Interviewed GuestNick Talbot
ProducerNeil George