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Dr Sylvia Meek, Sam King MBE, Chips Moman, Ethel Bush GM, Harry Rabinowitz

Matthew Bannister talks about parasitologist Sylvia Meek, conductor Harry Rabinowitz, police officer Ethel Bush, Southwark mayor Sam King and record producer Chips Moman.

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The parasitologist Sylvia Meek who led the fight to reduce deaths from malaria.

Harry Rabinowitz who conducted the music for many films and TV series, including the English Patient and Upstairs Downstairs.

Ethel Bush who was one of the two first policewomen to be awarded the George Medal for bravery.

Sam King, the RAF veteran from Jamaica who later travelled to Britain on the Empire Windrush and became Mayor of Southwark.

And Chips Moman, the record producer who worked with Elvis Presley, Aretha Franklin and Willie Nelson.

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28 minutes

Dr Sylvia Meek

Last Word spoke to her sister, Caroline Brown and to Dr James Tibenderana of the Malaria Consortium.

Born 8 October 1954; died 11 May 2016 aged 61.

Sam King MBE

Matthew spoke to his son Michael King and to his friend, Arthur Torrington from the Windrush Foundation.

Born 20 February 1926; died 17 June 2016 aged 90.

“Chips” Moman

Last Word spoke to music broadcaster Bob Harris.

Born 12 June 1937; died 13 June 2016 aged 79.

Ethel Bush GM

Last Word spoke to Helen King, Assistant Commissioner at The Metropolitan Police and to MET historian, Joan Lock.

Born 10 March 1916; died 18 May 2016 aged 100.

Harry Rabinowitz

Born 26 March 1916; died 21 June 2016 aged 100.


Role Contributor
Presenter Matthew Bannister
Interviewed Guest Caroline Brown
Interviewed Guest James Tibenderana
Interviewed Guest Michael King
Interviewed Guest Arthur Torrington
Interviewed Guest Bob Harris
Interviewed Guest Helen King
Interviewed Guest Joan Lock