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Sir Philip Carter, Andrew Lesnie, Margaret Harrison, Tom McCabe MSP, Claire Gordon

Matthew Bannister talks about Everton FC chairman Philip Carter, cinematographer Andrew Lesnie, anti-nuclear campaigner Margaret Harrison, MSP Tom McCabe and actress Claire Gordon.

Matthew Bannister on:-

Sir Philip Carter the chairman of Everton football club who presided over a successful period in the club's fortunes.

Andrew Lesnie the cinematographer who won an Oscar for his work on the Lord of the Rings.

Anti-nuclear campaigner Margaret Harrison who helped to start the protest camp at Faslane.

Tom McCabe, the Labour MSP who brought in the smoking ban in Scotland.

Claire Gordon, the actress known as Britain's answer to Brigitte Bardot who married the author of the Henry Root letters.

And Ben E King, the singer best known for his hit single Stand By Me.

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28 minutes

Sir Philip Carter

Matthew spoke to BBC Merseyside reporter Mike Hughes; to former Everton footballer Graeme Sharp and to former Everton manager Howard Kendall.

Born 8 May 1927; died 23 April 2015 aged 87.

Andrew Lesnie (pictured)

Matthew spoke to Ian Christie, Professor of Film and Media History at Birkbeck University of London.

Born 1956; died 27 April 2015 aged 59.

Margaret Harrison

Matthew spoke to her daughter and son in law, Anne and Eric McArthur and to fellow political activist Bruce Kent.

Born 5 May 1918; died 15 April 2015 aged 96.

Tom McCabe MSP

Last Word spoke to the BBC’s political editor for Scotland, Brian Taylor.

Born 8 April 1954; died 19 April 2015 aged 61.

Claire Gordon

Last Word spoke to the author Terence Blacker who knew her.

Born 16 January 1941; died 13 April 2015 aged 74.

Ben E King

Born 28 September 1938; died 1 May 2015 aged 76.


Role Contributor
Presenter Matthew Bannister
Interviewed Guest Mike Hughes
Interviewed Guest Graeme Sharp
Interviewed Guest Howard Kendall
Interviewed Guest Ian Christie
Interviewed Guest Anne McArthur
Interviewed Guest Eric McArthur
Interviewed Guest Bruce Kent
Interviewed Guest Brian Taylor
Interviewed Guest Terence Blacker


  • Fri 1 May 2015 16:00
  • Sun 3 May 2015 20:30