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Nova Pilbeam, Reverend Owen Chadwick, Jon Vickers, Yoichiro Nambu, Nick Ryman

Matthew Bannister on ecclesiastical historian Rev. Owen Chadwick, tenor Jon Vickers, physicist Yoichiro Nambu, actress Nova Pilbeam, stationer and wine maker Nick Ryman

Matthew Bannister on

The Reverend Owen Chadwick, the distinguished ecclesiastical historian who was vice Chancellor of Cambridge University during student protests in the 1970s and chaired an influential commission on Church and State.

Also Jon Vickers the operatic tenor best known for playing muscular roles like Samson, Otello and Peter Grimes.

Yoichiro Nambu, the theoretical physicist who won the Nobel Prize for his ground-breaking work on sub atomic particles.

Nova Pilbeam, the leading lady in early Hitchcock films who later turned her back on stage and screen.

And Nick Ryman who made his fortune by building up the family stationery firm and then moved to France to become a successful wine maker.

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28 minutes

Nova Pilbeam

Film writer Matthew Sweet pays tribute

Born November 15 1919; died July 17 2015, aged 95.

Rev Owen Chadwick

Matthew spoke to his colleague and friend, Sir David Harrison

Born May 20 1916; died July 17 2015, aged 99.

Jon Vickers

Matthew spoke with Sir John Tooley, former general director of the Royal Opera House

Born October 29, 1926; died July 10 2015, aged 88.

Yoichiro Nambu

Matthew spoke to former student and friend, Madhusree Mukerjee, and to Professor John Ellis,Theoretical Physicist at King's College London

Born January 18 1921; died July 5 2015, aged 94.

Nick Ryman

Matthew spoke with his son Hugh Ryman.

Born November 15 1931; died July 14 2015, aged 83.


Role Contributor
Presenter Matthew Bannister
Producer Paula McGinley