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Sir Peter Shaffer, Sir Denys Wilkinson, Peggy Spencer and Muhammad Ali

Julian Worricker on playwright Sir Peter Shaffer, physicist Sir Denys Wilkinson, dancer Peggy Spencer and boxer Muhammad Ali.

Julian Worricker on:

The playwright Sir Peter Shaffer, most famous for 'The Royal Hunt of the Sun, 'Equus' and 'Amadeus'...

The physicist, Sir Denys Wilkinson, considered an expert on the electromagnetic properties of nuclear isotopes...

The dancer, Peggy Spencer - also a choreographer, adjudicator and dance event organiser...

And the man voted the sportsman of the last century, heavyweight boxer and civil rights campaigner, Muhammad Ali.

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28 minutes

Peter Shaffer

Julian spoke to director Sir Richard Eyre and to the London theatre critic of The International New York Times, Matt Wolf.

Born 15 May 1926; died 6 June 2016 aged 90.

Denys Wilkinson

Julian spoke to his friend and former colleague, Professor Frank Close.

Born 5 September 1922; died 22 April 2016 aged 93.

Peggy Spencer

Last Word spoke to Len Goodman, Angela Rippon and to her friend and former colleague, Anne Lingard.

Born 24 September 1920; died 25 May 2016 aged 95.

Muhammad Ali

Julian spoke to fellow boxer John Conteh.

Born 17 January 1942; died 3 June 2016 aged 74.


Role Contributor
Presenter Julian Worricker
Interviewed Guest Richard Eyre
Interviewed Guest Matt Wolf
Interviewed Guest John Conteh
Interviewed Guest Len Goodman
Interviewed Guest Angela Rippon
Interviewed Guest Anne Lingard
Interviewed Guest Frank Close