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Khaled al-Asaad, Jazz Summers, Jack Gold, Manual Contreras, Dawn Wofford

Lucy Ash on Syrian archaeologist Khaled al-Asaad, music manager Jazz Summers, TV and film director Jack Gold, show jumper Dawn Wofford and Pinochet general Manuel Contreras.

Presenter Lucy Ash remembers:

Khaled Al-Asaad, the Syrian archaeologist beheaded by Islamic State who was famous for his in depth knowledge and love of the ancient city of Palmyra;

Jazz Summers, the maverick music manager who took Wham! to China and had a reputation as a hard man;

Jack Gold, multi-BAFTA winning TV director of the Naked Civil Servant and Goodnight Mr Tom;
Manuel Contreras, the army general who ran Chile's brutal secret police during Pinochet's dictatorship;

And Dawn Wofford, the showjumping champion who won her first competition at the age of three.

Producer: Neil George.

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28 minutes

Khaleed al-Asaad

Lucy spoke to Amr Al Azm , associate professor of Middle East history and anthropology at Shawnee State University in Ohio who knew Mr al-Asaad.

Born 1932; died 18 August 2015 aged 82. 

Jazz Summers

Lucy spoke to music journalist Tim Ingham and to singer Lisa Stansfield.

Born 15 March 1944; died 14 August 2015 aged 71.

Dawn Wofford

Last Word spoke to her daughter, Valerie Coburn.

Born 23 May 1936; died 12 July 2015 aged 79.

General Manuel Contreras

Lucy spoke to the Jane Chambers, journalist in Santiago.

Born 4 May 1929; died 7 August 2015 aged 86.

Jack Gold (pictured)

Last Word spoke to Julian Pettifer who worked with him on Tonight and to actress Sheila Hancock.

Born 28 June 1930; died 9 August 2015 aged 85.


Role Contributor
Presenter Lucy Ash