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Mother Angelica, Hans-Dietrich Genscher, DJ Derek, Doreen Massey and Joe Medicine Crow

Matthew Bannister on the lives of TV nun Mother Angelica, German foreign minister Hans Dietrich Genscher, DJ Derek, geographer Doreen Massey and native American Joe Medicine Crow.

Matthew Bannister on

The American broadcasting nun Mother Angelica who founded the Eternal Word Television Network and dispensed traditional Catholic advice to viewers.

The German Foreign Minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher, one of the principal architects of his country's re-unification.

Derek Serpell-Morris, who gave up his job as an accountant to become DJ Derek, playing reggae and ska and claiming to be Britain's oldest DJ.

Doreen Massey who changed the way we think about geography

and Joe Medicine Crow, the native American historian who was a direct link back to Custer's last stand.

Producer: Neil George
Interviewed guest: Joanna Bogle
Interviewed guest: Paul Burnell
Interviewed guest: Lord Owen
Interviewed guest: Hilary Wainwright
Interviewed guest: Emma Jackson
Interviewed guest: Dr David Featherstone
Interviewed guest: Herman Viola.

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28 minutes

Mother Angelica

Last Word spoke to Joanna Bogle, a presenter on EWTN and to Paul Burnell, former Editor of the Catholic Universe newspaper.

Born 20 April 1923; died 27 March 2016 aged 92.

Hans-Dietrich Genscher

Matthew spoke to Lord Owen.

Born 21 March 1927; died 31 March 2016 aged 89.

Derek Serpell-Morris (DJ Derek)

Born 18 December 1941; died c.11 July 2015 aged 74.

Doreen Massey

Last Word spoke to her friend Hilary Wainwright and to sociologist Emma Jackson and Dr David Featherstone who was one of Doreen’s PHD students.

Born 3 January 1944; died 11 March 2016 aged 72.

Joe Medicine Crow

Matthew spoke to his friend, the academic Herman Viola.

Born 7 October 1913; died 3 April 2016 aged 102.


Role Contributor
Presenter Matthew Bannister
Interviewed Guest Joanna Bogle
Interviewed Guest Paul Burnell
Interviewed Guest David Owen
Interviewed Guest Hilary Wainwright
Interviewed Guest Emma Jackson
Interviewed Guest David Featherstone
Interviewed Guest Herman Viola


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