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BB King, Kenan Evren, Sir Maurice Flanagan, Maya Plisetskaya, Wally Kahn

Matthew Bannister on blues guitarist BB King, Turkish president Kenan Evren, Emirates Airline founder Sir Maurice Flanagan, ballerina Maya Plisetskaya and glider pilot Wally Kahn.

Matthew Bannister on

B.B. King whose blues guitar took him from the cotton fields of Mississippi to international stardom.

Kenan Evran the Turkish general who took power in a military coup in 1980 and was later sentenced to life imprisonment.

Sir Maurice Flanagan who took Emirates Airlines from a two plane cargo operation to a multi billion dollar business.

The Soviet ballet star Maya Plisetskaya

And the glider pilot Wally Kahn who campaigned to make Lasham - an ex RAF base in Hampshire - into a world beating gliding club.

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28 minutes

B.B. King (pictured)

Matthew spoke live in the studio to Garth Cartwright a music journalist who interviewed Mr King.

Born 16 September 1925; died 14 May 2015 aged 89.

Kenan Evren

Matthew spoke to Daniel Dombey who is Turkey correspondent for the Financial Times.

Born 17 July 1917; died 9 May 2015 aged 97.

Sir Maurice Flanagan KBE

Matthew spoke to Murdo Morrison, editor of Flight International magazine.

Born 17 November 1928; died 7 May 2015 aged 86.

Maya Plisetskaya

Last Word spoke ballet critic Clement Crisp and to Vitali Vitaliev, a Ukrainian journalist and former interpreter for Russian Ministry of Culture.

Born 20 November 1925; died 2 May 2015 aged 89.

Wally Kahn MBE

Matthew spoke to his friend and fellow glider flyer, Michael Bird.

Born 24 May 1926; died 15 March 2015 aged 88.


Role Contributor
Presenter Matthew Bannister
Interviewed Guest Garth Cartwright
Interviewed Guest Daniel Dombey
Interviewed Guest Murdo Morrison
Interviewed Guest Clement Crisp
Interviewed Guest Vitali Vitaliev
Interviewed Guest Michael Bird


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