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Bob Kiley, Professor Paul Robertson, Elizabeth Spillius, Shahram Amiri, Tony Chater, Arthur Hiller

Julian Worricker on nuclear scientist Shahram Amiri, musician Paul Robertson, psychoanalyst Elizabeth Spillius, public servant Bob Kiley, newspaper editor Tony Chater.

Julian Worricker on:

Shahram Amiri, the Iranian nuclear scientist whose disappearance in 2009 provoked allegations that he was either a spy or a double agent

The violinist Professor Paul Robertson, who for almost 40 years was the leader of the renowned Medici Quartet

The social anthropologist and psychoanalyst Elizabeth Spillius who brought the ideas of Melanie Klein to a new audience

Bob Kiley, the former CIA agent who was recruited by Ken Livingstone to run public transport in London

And determined Marxist, Tony Chater, who edited the Morning Star newspaper for 21 years.

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28 minutes

Bob Kiley (Pictured)

Julian spoke to Ken Livingstone, former Mayor of London. 

Born 16 September 1935; died 9 August 2016 aged 80. 

Professor Paul Robertson

Julian spoke to his close friend, Martin Redfern. 

Born 1 November 1 1952, died 26 July 2016, aged 63.

Elizabeth Spillius

Julian spoke to her former colleagues Edna O’Shaughnessy and Jean La Fontayne. 

Born 3 March 1924, died 4 July 2016, aged 92

Shahram Amiri

Julian spoke to Majid Afshar of the BBC’s Persian Service. 

Born 8 November 1977, died 3 August 2016, aged 38.

Tony Chater

Julian spoke to John Haylett, who succeeded Tony as Morning Star editor. 

Born  21 December 1929, died 2 August 2016 aged 86.

Harry Hiller

Born 13 November 1923, died 17 August 2016 aged 92.


Role Contributor
Presenter Julian Worricker