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Edward Albee, James Cronin, Caroline Thomson OBE, Sir Frederick Holliday, Charmian Carr

Matthew Bannister on playwright Edward Albee, physicist James Cronin, health administrator Caroline Thomson, zoologist Sir Frederick Holliday and actress Charmian Carr.

Matthew Bannister on

American playwright Edward Albee, who won three Pullitzer prizes but not for his best known work "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?".

Physicist James Cronin who won the Nobel Prize for his work on the asymmetry between matter and anti matter.

Health administrator Caroline Thomson, who persuaded the people of the Scottish Highlands to confront the challenges of HIV and AIDS.

Zoologist and academic Sir Frederick Holliday. He was vice chancellor of Durham University and campaigned to save the UK's otter population.

Actress Charmian Carr best known for playing the teenager Liesl in the film "The Sound of Music."

Produced by Neil George.

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28 minutes

Edward Albee (pictured)

Matthew spoke to Matt Wolf, London theatre critic for the International New York Times.

Born 12 March 1928; died 16 September 2016 aged 88.

James Cronin

Matthew spoke to his friend and former colleague, Emeritus Professor of Physics Alan Watson.

Born 29 September 1931; died 25 August 2016 aged 84.

Caroline Thomson OBE

Matthew spoke to her friend, Lorraine Mann.

Born 30 November 1952; died 16 August 2016 aged 63.

Sir Frederick Holliday

Matthew spoke to his friend Lord Ridley and to Dr Jean Balfour, former Chair of Countryside Commission for Scotland.

Born 22 September 1935; died 5 September 2016 aged 80.

Charmian Carr

Born 27 December 1942; died 17 September 2016 aged 73.


Role Contributor
Presenter Matthew Bannister
Interviewed Guest Matt Wolf
Interviewed Guest Alan Watson
Interviewed Guest Lorraine Mann
Interviewed Guest Matt Ridley
Interviewed Guest Jean Balfour
Producer Neil George