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Barry Myers, Eileen Younghusband, Robin Spark, Keith McDougall, Prince Buster

Matthew Bannister on commercials director Barry Myers, WAAF filter officer Eileen Younghusband, artist Robin Spark, countryman Keith McDougall, ska star Prince Buster.

Matthew Bannister on

Barry Myers who directed some of the best known commercials of the 1970s and 80s, including ads for Hovis, Olympus Cameras and Cadbury's Flake.

Eileen Younghusband, who worked as a filter officer during the Second World War, spotting the approaching aircraft and V2 rockets launched against Britain by the Nazis.

The Edinburgh based artist Robin Spark, who had a troubled relationship with his mother, the writer Muriel Spark.

Keith MacDougall, the Norfolk countryman who balanced a passion for shooting with a commitment to conservation.

And Prince Buster the Jamaican musician who was one of the pioneers of Ska.

Produced by Neil George.

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28 minutes

Barry Myers

Last Word spoke to fellow director, Theo Delaney.

Born 1 June 1937; died 17 August 2016 aged 79.

Eileen Younghusband

Matthew spoke to her friend, Hugh Turnbull.

Born 4 July 1921; died 2 September 2016 aged 95.

Robin Spark

Matthew spoke to the Editor of the Scottish Review of Books, Alan Taylor and Duncan Thompson, former director of the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.

Born 9 July 1938; died 6 August 2016 aged 78.

Keith McDougall

Matthew spoke to agricultural journalist Michael Pollitt and to Michael Hope of Songbird Survival.

Born 21 January 1934; died 22 August 2016 aged 82.

Prince Buster (pictured)

Last Word spoke to fellow musician Levi Roots and to music writer, David Katz.

Born 24 May 1938; died 8 September 2016 aged 78.

Credits

Role Contributor
Interviewed Guest Hugh Turnbull
Interviewed Guest Michael Hope
Interviewed Guest Levi Roots
Interviewed Guest David Katz
Interviewed Guest Alan Taylor
Interviewed Guest Duncan Thompson
Presenter Matthew Bannister
Producer Neil George

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