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Carla Lane, Sir Denys Henderson, Jane Fawcett, Alan Devereux and Buster Cooper

Matthew Bannister on comedy writer Carla Lane, ICI chairman Sir Denys Henderson, Victorian buildings conservationist Jane Fawcett, Archers actor Alan Devereux.

Matthew Bannister on

Carla Lane who wrote hit TV comedies including The Liver Birds, Bread and Butterflies. Wendy Craig pays tribute.

The ICI Chairman Sir Denys Henderson, who fought off a takeover bid from Lord Hanson and split the company into two parts.

Jane Fawcett, the former debutante who worked with the code-breakers at Bletchley Park and then fought to conserve many of Britain's greatest Victorian buildings.

And Alan Devereux who for nearly fifty years played Sid Perks in the Archers.

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28 minutes

Carla Lane (pictured)

Last Word spoke to her son Carl Hollins and to actress Wendy Craig.

Born 5 August 1928; died 31 May 2016 aged 87.

Sir Denys Henderson

Matthew spoke to Martin Adeney, former Vice-President of public affairs for ICI.

Born 11 October 1932; died 21 May 2016 aged 83.

Jane Fawcett

Matthew spoke to her son, James Fawcett and to Michael Smith who wrote ‘The Debs of Bletchley Park’.

Born 4 March 1921; died 21 May 2016 aged 95.

Alan Devereux

Matthew spoke to radio critic and Archers fan, Gillian Reynolds.

Born 2 March 1941; died 29 May 2016 aged 75.

George “Buster” Cooper

Last Word spoke to fellow jazz musician Digby Fairweather.

Born 4 April 1929; died 13 May 2016 aged 87. 


Role Contributor
Interviewed Guest Carl Hollins
Interviewed Guest Wendy Craig
Interviewed Guest Martin Adeney
Interviewed Guest James Fawcett
Interviewed Guest Michael Smith
Interviewed Guest Gillian Reynolds
Interviewed Guest Digby Fairweather
Presenter Matthew Bannister