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General John Galvin, Joan Leslie, Michael Meacher, Howard Kendall, Jerry Parr and Coleridge Goode

Matthew Bannister talks about US general Jack Galvin, actress Joan Leslie, MP Michael Meacher, football manager Howard Kendall and bodyguard Jerry Parr.

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General Jack Galvin who was NATO's Supreme Allied Commander in Europe as the Cold War ended. Generals Colin Powell and David Petraeus pay tribute.

Joan Leslie - the Hollywood star who made forty films in ten years.

Michael Meacher - the former Environment minister once described by Neil Kinnock as "Tony Benn's vicar on earth." The Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn joins us.

Howard Kendall - Everton football club's most successful manager. Gary Lineker remembers playing under him.

Jerry Parr - the secret service agent who saved President Ronald Reagan's life when he was shot.

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General John Galvin

Matthew spoke to General David Petraeus.

Born 12 May 1929; died 25 September aged 86

Joan Leslie (Pictured)

Matthew spoke to her daughter, Patrice Caldwell and to film journalist Michael Freedland.

Born 26 January 1925; died 12 October aged 90

Michael Meacher

Matthew spoke to the Leader of the Labour party, Jeremy Corbyn.

Born 4 November 1939; died 21 October 2015 Aged 75

Howard Kendall

Last Word spoke to sports journalist James Mossop and to Gary Lineker who was brought to Everton FC by Howard Kendall.

Born 22 May 1946; died 17 October 2015 Aged 69

Jerry Parr

Born 16 September 1930; died 9 October 2015 aged 85

Coleridge Goode

Born 29 November 1914; died 2 October 2015 aged 100


Role Contributor
Presenter Matthew Bannister
Interviewed Guest Colin Powell
Interviewed Guest David Petraeus
Interviewed Guest Jeremy Corbyn
Interviewed Guest Gary Lineker