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Brian Sewell, Jackie Collins, Ted Smith CBE, PJ Kavanagh, Yogi Berra

Matthew Bannister talks about art critic Brian Sewell, novelist Jackie Collins, conservationist Ted Smith, poet and actor PJ Kavanagh and baseball player Yogi Berra.

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Brian Sewell, the art critic with the distinctive voice, outspoken opinions and love of dogs.

Jackie Collins who sold millions of copies of her sex and showbusiness novels,

Ted Smith, the conservationist who built up the UK's network of Wildlife Trusts.

PJ Kavanagh, the poet who also played a Nazi loving priest in the TV comedy Father Ted.

And Yogi Berra the top baseball player also known for his mangling of the English language.

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28 minutes

Brian Sewell

Matthew spoke to his friend, publisher Naim Attallah.

Born 15 July 1931; died 19 September 2015 aged 84.

Jackie Collins (pictured)

Matthew spoke to her friend, broadcaster Gloria Hunniford.

Born 4 October 1937; died 19 September 2015 aged 77.

Ted Smith CBE

Matthew spoke to Sir David Attenborough and to Stephanie Hillborne OBE, Chief Executive of the Wildlife Trust.

Born 24 August 1920; died 13 September 2015 aged 95.

PJ Kavanagh

Matthew spoke to Michael Schmidt, Professor of poetry at University of Glasgow.

Born 6 January 1931; died 26 August 2015 aged 84.

Yogi Berra

Born 12 May 1925; died 22 September 2015 aged 90.


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Presenter Matthew Bannister


  • Fri 25 Sep 2015 16:00
  • Sun 27 Sep 2015 20:30