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Abdul Sattar Edhi, Professor Suzanne Corkin, Bernardo Provenzano, Garry Marshall

Matthew Bannister on humanitarian Abdul Sattar Edhi, neuroscientist Suzanne Corkin, mafia boss Bernardo Provenzano, comedy director Garry Marshall.

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Abdul Sattar Edhi. Known as Pakistan's "Angel of Mercy", he built up a foundation which brought healthcare, orphanages and women's shelters to the poorest people in his country.

Dr. Suzanne Corkin - the neuroscientist who spent years studying a patient known as "H.M." An operation on his brain had left him with profound amnesia.

Bernardo Provenzano - the Sicilian mafia boss nicknamed "The Tractor" because he mowed down all his enemies.

And Garry Marshall the comedy writer and director who brought us "Happy Days" and "Pretty Woman."

Producer: Neil George.

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Abdul Sattar Edhi (pictured)

Matthew spoke to Ziad Zafar from the World Service Urdu section.

Born c1926; died 8 July 2016 aged c90.

Professor Emerita Suzanne Corkin

Matthew spoke to her friend and former colleague, Professor Margaret M. Keane.

Born 18 May 1937; died 24 May 2016 aged 79.

Bernardo Provenzano

Matthew spoke to Italy scholar, Professor John Dickie.

Born 31 January 1933; died 13 July 2016 aged 83.

Garry Marshall

Born 13 November 1934; died 19 July 2016 aged 81.

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Matthew Bannister
Producer Neil George
Interviewed Guest Ziad Zafar
Interviewed Guest Margaret M Keane
Interviewed Guest John Dickie

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