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Eric Tomlinson, Elsie Tu, Peter Dickinson, Lillian Vernon and Lemmy

Julian Worricker on recording engineer Eric Tomlinson, campaigner Elsie Tu, author Peter Dickinson, businesswoman Lillian Vernon, musician and Motorhead frontman Lemmy.

Recording engineer, Eric Tomlinson, who worked on the score for Star Wars and added music to Charlie Chaplin's silent films.

Elsie Tu, social campaigner, legislator and educationalist in Hong Kong.

Author, Peter Dickinson, who twice received the prestigious Carnegie medal for his work.

Entrepreneur, Lillian Vernon, whose catalogue business was the first company owned by a woman to be listed on the US Stock Exchange.

Motorhead frontman, Lemmy, who's credited with introducing punk sounds into heavy metal.

Producer: Maire Devine

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28 minutes

Eric Tomlinson

Julian spoke to friends and fellow recording engineers; Alan Snelling and Chris Malone.

Born 8 January 1931, died 24 November 2015 aged 84

Elsie Tu CBE

Julian spoke to Senior Policy Advisor to World Health Organization; Judith Mackay. 

Born 2 June 1913; died 8 December 2015 aged 102 

Peter Dickinson OBE (Pictured)

Julian spoke to his son John Dickinson and Children's Books editor for The Guardian; Julia Eccleshare.

Born 16 December 1927; died 16 December 2015 aged 88

Lillian Vernon

Julian spoke to her son Fred Hochberg.

Born 18 March 1927; died 14 December 2015 aged 88


Julian spoke to friend and Hawkwind founder; Dave Brock and Editor of Metal Hammer magazine; Alexander Milas.

Born 24 December 1945; died 28 December 2015 aged 70


Role Contributor
Presenter Julian Worricker
Producer Maire Devine


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