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Alex Timpson, Lord Avebury, Douglas Slocombe, Umberto Eco, Pascal Bentoiu

Matthew Bannister talks about foster mother Alex Timpson, cinematographer Douglas Slocombe, author Umberto Eco and parliamentarian Lord Avebury.

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Alex Timpson, who fostered ninety children over thirty years and helped shape the ethos of the family key cutting and shoe repair business.

Douglas Slocombe, the Oscar nominated cinematographer who shot films from Kind and Hearts and Coronets to Indiana Jones.

Umberto Eco the Italian academic and best selling author whose works include "The Name Of The Rose".

And the liberal peer Lord Avebury who, as Eric Lubbock, won a famous by election victory in Orpington and devoted his life to campaigning for human rights.

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28 minutes

Lord Avebury

Born 29 September 1928; Died 14 February 2016. Aged 87

Douglas Slocombe

Born 10 February 1913; Died 22 February 2016. Aged 103

Alex Timpson

Born 25 April 1946; Died 5 January 2016. Aged 69

Umberto Eco

Born 5 January 1932; Died 19 February 2016. Aged 84

Pascal Bentoiu

Born 22 April 1927; Died 21 February 2016. Aged 88


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Presenter Matthew Bannister