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Cilla Black, Michael Kidson, APJ Abdul Kalam, Evelyn Gillan, George Cole

Matthew Bannister discusses singer and TV presenter Cilla Black, teacher Michael Kidson, Indian president APJ Abdul Kalam, campaigner Evelyn Gillan and actor George Cole.

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The singer and TV presenter Cilla Black - we go behind the scenes to discover the secret of her success on Saturday night TV.

Michael Kidson who taught history at Eton for thirty years, delighting his pupils by his maverick behaviour.

The Indian scientist and reluctant politician APJ Abdul Kalam, known as the "People's President".

The Scottish public health campaigner Evelyn Gillan who targeted domestic violence and fought for minimum pricing for alcohol.

And the actor George Cole, best known for playing Arthur Daley in the TV series Minder.

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Cilla Black

Friend Sir John Madejski and Colman Hutchinson, former producer of Blind Date and Surprise Surprise, talk about the late singer and TV presenter. 

Born May 27 1943; died August 2 2015, aged 72



Michael Kidson

Former pupils David Ker and Johnnie Boden pay tribute to the former Eton schoolmaster

Born August 24, 1929; died June 20 2015, aged 85


Dr APJ Abdul Kalam

The BBC's former India correspondent talks about the scientist and reluctant politician who became president of India. 

Born 15 October 1931; died 27 July 2015, aged 83


Dr Evelyn Gillan

Evelyn's partner, Tom Proudfoot and journalist Lesley Riddoch pay homage to the former chief executive of Alcohol Focus Scotland who was a key advocate for alcohol minimum pricing in Scotland.

Born 4 August 1959; died 14 July, aged 55

George Cole

Film historian at Birkbeck University of London Ian Christie talks about the actor who is famous for playing Arthur Daley in Minder and Flash Harry in the St Trinian films. 

Born 22 April 1925; died 5 August 2015, aged 90


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Presenter Matthew Bannister
Producer Dianne McGregor

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