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Sydney Schanberg, Beatrice de Cardi, Lord Evans of Temple Guiting, Alvin Toffler, Jimmy Gilbert

Matthew Bannister on journalist Sydney Schanberg, archaeologist Beatrice de Cardi, publisher Lord Evans of Temple Guiting, futurist Alvin Toffler, comedy producer Jimmy Gilbert.

Matthew Bannister on

The American journalist Sydney Schanberg who won the Pulitzer prize for his reporting on Cambodia. His story was turned into the film "The Killing Fields".

The archaeologist Beatrice de Cardi, once described as "a cross between Miss Marple and Indiana Jones".

The publisher Lord Evans of Temple Guiting, who, as Matthew Evans, led Faber and Faber to great success. His friend Melvyn Bragg pays tribute.

The futurist Alvin Toffler best known for his 1970 book "Future Shock".

And the comedy producer Jimmy Gilbert who brought us "The Frost Report", "Last of the Summer Wine" and "Fawlty Towers".

Producer: Dianne McGregor.

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28 minutes

Sydney Schanberg (pictured)

Matthew spoke to his friend and former colleague at the New York Times, Charles Kaiser.

Born 17 January 1934; died 9 July 2016 aged 82.

Beatrice de Cardi OBE

Last Word spoke to her friend Dr Derek Kennet, who is an expert in Arabian archaeology and to fellow archaeologist, Harriet Crawford.

Born 5 June 1914, died 5 July 2016 aged 102.

Alvin Toffler

Matthew spoke to fellow Futurist and fan, Ray Hammond.

Born 4 October 1928; died 27 June 2016 aged 87.

Lord Evans of Temple Guiting

Last Word spoke to his friend, the broadcaster Melvyn Bragg and to writer and editor, Robert McCrum.

Born 7 August 1941; died 6 July 2016 aged 74.

Jimmy Gilbert

Matthew spoke to his son, Colin Gilbert.

Born 15 May 1923; died 7 July 2016 aged 93.



Role Contributor
Presenter Matthew Bannister
Producer Dianne McGregor
Interviewed Guest Charles Kaiser
Interviewed Guest Derek Kennet
Interviewed Guest Ray Hill
Interviewed Guest Robert McCrum
Interviewed Guest Melvyn Bragg
Interviewed Guest Colin Gilbert


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