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Richard Attenborough, Helen Bamber, BKS Iyengar, Sam Galbraith, Bill Kerr

Obituaries. Matthew Bannister remembers film director Lord Attenborough, human rights campaigner Helen Bamber, yoga guru BKS Iyengar and neurosurgeon and Labour MSP Sam Galbraith.

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The film director and actor Lord Attenborough. After a week of tributes, we bring you a highly personal interview in which he talks movingly about his family - and we cast light on his role in the development of London's Capital Radio.

Also: human rights campaigner Helen Bamber who was inspired to devote her life to helping victims of torture by her experiences of working at the Belsen concentration camp after the war.

The yoga guru BKS Iyengar who inspired millions of devotees around the world.

And the neurosurgeon Sam Galbraith, who survived a lung transplant and became a Labour MP and MSP.

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28 minutes

Richard Attenborough

Matthew Bannister spoke to Nigel Walmsley, former Managing Director of Capital Radio.

Born 29 August 1923 - died 24 August 2014 - aged 90

Helen Bamber

Matthew Bannister spoke to TJ Birdi, Executive Director of the Helen Bamber Foundation.

Born 01 May 1925 - died 21 August 2014 - aged 89

BKS Iyengar

Matthew Bannister spoke to Silvia Prescott, former teacher who trained under BKS Iyengar.

Born 14 December 1918 - died 20 August 2014 - aged 95

Sam Galbraith

Matthew Bannister spoke to Brian Wilson, former Labour minister and close friend

Born 18 October 1945 - died 18 August 2014 - aged 68

Bill Kerr

South African-born Australian and British stage, television and film actor.

Born 10 June 1922 – died 28 August 2014 – aged 92 


Role Contributor
Presenter Matthew Bannister
Producer Laura Northedge