Maya Angelou, Malcolm Glazer, Tessa Watts, General Jaruzelski, Herb Jeffries

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the writer, actress and activist Maya Angelou who rose above a childhood of abuse and oppression to become one of America's leading literary figures.

Malcolm Glazer, the American businessman who controversially took over Manchester United.

Tessa Watts, the music business executive who produced many leading pop videos. Boy George pays tribute.

General Wojciech Jaruzelski, the Polish Prime Minister who imposed martial law in 1981, but subsequently presided over the end of Communist rule in the country.

And the singer and actor Herb Jeffries who appeared in movies as an African American but later claimed he was white.

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Maya Angelou (pictured)

Last Word spoke to her UK Editor, Ursula Owen and to her friend the publisher Margaret Busby.

Born 4 April 1928; died 28 May 2014 aged 86.

Malcolm Glazer

Matthew spoke live to journalists John Romano and to Bill Rice

Born 15 August 1928; died 28 May 2014 aged 85.

Tessa Watts

Last Word spoke to her ex-husband Michael Watts, to Boy George and to Sir Richard Branson.

Born 25 October 1945; died 13 May 2014 aged 68.

General Jaruzelski

Matthew spoke to Professor Richard Butterwick –Pawlikowski, UCL professor of Polish-Lithuanian History.

Born 6 July 1923; died 25 May 2014 aged 90.

Herb Jeffries

Born 24 September 1913; died 25 May 2014 aged 100.


Role Contributor
PresenterMatthew Bannister
Interviewed GuestBoy George
Interviewed GuestRichard Branson
Interviewed GuestBill Rice
Interviewed GuestUrsula Owen
Interviewed GuestJohn Romano
Interviewed GuestMichael Watts
Interviewed GuestMargaret Busby
Interviewed GuestRichard Butterwick Pawlikowski
ProducerNeil George