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Tony Warren, Louise Rennison, Lord Chorley, George Kennedy, John Chilton

Reeta Chakrabarti on TV writer Tony Warren, writer Louise Rennison, conservationist Lord Chorley, actor George Kennedy, and jazz musician John Chilton

Reeta Chakrabarti on
Tony Warren, who created the long-running TV soap Coronation Street, embedding a working-class north of England cast of characters in the national consciousness.
Louise Rennison, comedian and author of young adult fiction, whose frank and funny books won her a loyal following amongst teenage girls.
Lord Chorley, a parliamentarian and conservationist, whose many public roles included former chairman of the National Trust.
George Kennedy, the versatile American character actor, who won an Oscar for his role in the film Cool Hand Luke.
And John Chilton, the trumper

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28 minutes

Tony Warren MBE

Last Word spoke to television writer; Daran Little.

Born 8 July 1936; died 1 March 2016 Aged 79

Louise Rennison

Last Word spoke to Author; Holly Bourne and director of the Hay Festival; Peter Florence.

Born 11 October 1951; died 29 February 2016 Aged 64

Lord Chorley

Last Word spoke to an old family friend who knew Lord Chorley from childhood; Hella Pick and director of the National Trust; Peter Nixon.

Born 14 August 1930; died 21 February 2016 Aged 85 

George Kennedy

Last Word spoke to film critic; Kim Newman.

Born 18 February 1925; died 28 February 2016 Aged 91

John Chilton

Last Word spoke to broadcaster, Russell Davis.

Born 16 July 1932; died 25 February 2016 Aged 83


Role Contributor
Presenter Reeta Chakrabarti