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Gary S Paxton, Sally Beauman, Thomas Sutherland, Frank Dickens, Marni Nixon

Matthew Bannister on Lebanon hostage Thomas Sutherland, singer, songwriter and producer Gary S Paxton, author Sally Beauman, cartoonist Frank Dickens and 'voice ghost' Marni Nixon.

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Thomas Sutherland the Scottish-born American professor who was held hostage for more than six years in Lebanon. We hear from his fellow hostage Terry Anderson.

The singer, songwriter and producer Gary S Paxton. He brought us the Monster Mash and thousands of other songs and lived up to his nickname "His Weirdness"

Sally Beauman, who was given a reported million pound advance for her best selling novel Destiny, but transcended the bonk buster genre.

Frank Dickens, the cartoonist who satirised office life in the Bristow comic strip and often liked to strip naked himself.

And Marni Nixon, whose singing voice was dubbed over Hollywood movie stars when they couldn't hit the high notes.

Producer: Paul Waters.

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28 minutes

Thomas Sutherland

Matthew spoke to one of his fellow hostages, Terry Anderson.

Born 3 May 1931; died 23 July 2016 aged 85.

Gary S Paxton

Matthew spoke to music critic, Josh Clark.

Born 18 May 1939; died 17 July 2016 aged 77.

Sally Beauman (pictured)

Matthew spoke to fellow authors Linda Grant and Lisa Appignanesi.

Born 25 July 1944; died 7 July 2016 aged 71.

Frank Dickens

Matthew spoke to his friend and former colleague at the Evening Standard, Rick Brookes.

Born 9 December 1931; died 8 July 2016 aged 84.

Marni Nixon

Born 22 February 1930; died 24 July 2016 aged 86.



Role Contributor
Presenter Matthew Bannister
Interviewed Guest Terry Anderson
Interviewed Guest Josh Clark
Interviewed Guest Linda Grant
Interviewed Guest Lisa Appignanesi
Interviewed Guest Rick Brookes
Producer Paul Waters