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Lord Peston, Ruth Prideaux, Patricio Aylwin, Professor Sir David Mackay, Gareth Thomas

Matthew Bannister on economist Lord Peston, cricket coach Ruth Prideaux, Chilean President Patricio Aylwin, physicist Professor Sir David Mackay, actor Gareth Thomas

Matthew Bannister on

The economist Lord Peston who advised the Labour governments of the 60s and 70s. His son Robert Peston and Lord Hattersley pay tribute.

The women's cricket coach Ruth Prideaux who steered England to victory at the 1993 World Cup.

The Chilean President Patricio Aylwin who is credited with restoring democracy after nearly 17 years of military dictatorship.

The physicist Professor Sir David Mackay, known as 'the cleverest man in Cambridge' and a debunker of myths about climate change.

And the actor Gareth Thomas best known for his leading role in the TV series Blake's Seven.

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28 minutes

Lord Peston

Matthew spoke to friend, Lord Hattersley and Lord Peston’s son, Robert Peston.

Born 19 March 1931; died 23 April 2016 Aged 85

Ruth Prideaux

Matthew spoke to former cricketers Baroness Rachael Heyhoe Flint and Barbara Daniels.

Born 12 July 1930; died 7 April 2016 Aged 82

Patricio Aylwin

Matthew spoke to BBC’s correspondent in Chile, Gideon Long.

Born 26 November 1918; died 19 April 2016 Aged 97

Professor Sir David Mackay

Matthew spoke to friend and colleague, Dr Alan Blackwell and journalist and environmental activist, Mark Lynas.

Born 22 April 1967; died 14 April 2016 Aged 48

Gareth Thomas (Pictured)

Matthew spoke to friend, Roy Gould.

Born 12 February 1945; died 13 April 2016 Aged 71


Role Contributor
Presenter Matthew Bannister
Interviewed Guest Robert Peston
Interviewed Guest Roy Hattersley


  • Fri 29 Apr 2016 16:00
  • Sun 1 May 2016 20:30