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Paul Daniels, Anita Brookner, Sylvia Anderson, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Cliff Michelmore

Matthew Bannister on broadcaster Cliff Michelmore, Thunderbirds producer Sylvia Anderson, composer Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, author Anita Brookner and magician Paul Daniels.

Matthew Bannister on

Cliff Michelmore who brought a relaxed informality to presenting TV programmes like Tonight and 24 Hours, without losing intelligence or authority.

Sylvia Anderson who - with her husband Gerry - produced TV puppet series like Thunderbirds and Stingray. She was also the voice of Lady Penelope.

Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, the composer and former Master of the Queen's Music who made his home in a remote part of Orkney.

The author Anita Brookner who won the Booker prize for her novel Hotel du Lac.

And the magician Paul Daniels,, whose catch phrase was "You'll like this - not a lot - but you'll like it.".

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28 minutes

Paul Daniels

Matthew spoke to Paul's son, Gary Daniels.

Born 6 April 1938; died 17 March 2016, aged 77

Anita Brookner CBE

Last Word spoke to Telegraph journalist; Mick Brown and Dr Sarah Symmons.
Born 16 July 1928; died 10 March 2016, aged 87

Sylvia Anderson (pictured)

Matthew spoke to Sylvia's daughter Dee Anderson.

Born 27 March 1927; died 15 March 2016, aged 88

Sir Peter Maxwell Davies CBE

Matthew spoke to composer, Judith Weir.

Born 8 September 1934; died 14 March 2016, aged 81

Cliff Michelmore CBE

Matthew spoke to Broadcaster, Julian Pettifer.
Born 11 December 1919; died 16 March 2016, aged 96


Role Contributor
Presenter Matthew Bannister
Producer Wietske Wynniatt-Husey