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Sir Neville Marriner, Father Gabriele Amorth, Beryl Crockford, Professor Louis Herman, Rod Temperton

Matthew Bannister on conductor Sir Neville Marriner, exorcist Father Gabriele Amorth, rower Beryl Crockford, psychologist Professor Louis Herman and songwriter Rod Temperton.

Matthew Bannister on

Sir Neville Marriner the conductor who founded the Academy of St Martin in the Fields and led them to become the world's most recorded orchestra.

Father Gabriele Amorth, the Catholic Church's leading exorcist who said he'd tackled over a hundred cases of demonic possession.

Beryl Crockford, one of the first two British women to become rowing world champions.

Professor Louis Herman the American psychologist who caused a sensation by communicating with dolphins.

Rod Temperton, a member of the band Heatwave who wrote a string of hits for Michael Jackson including the title track of his album Thriller.

Producer: Neil George.

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28 minutes

Sir Neville Marriner CH, CBE (pictured)

Last Word spoke to music writer and broadcaster, Norman Lebrecht and to cellist Steven Isserlis.

Born 15 April 1924; died 2 October 2016 aged 92.

Father Gabriele Amorth

Matthew spoke to John Hooper, Italy and Vatican correspondent of The Economist and to fellow exorcist Father Fortea, who was trained by Father Amorth.

Born 1 May 1925; died 16 September 2016 aged 91.

Beryl Crockford

Matthew spoke to British Rowing Chairman Annamarie Phelps CBE and to Chris Dodds, Rowing Historian for the River Rowing Museum, Henley on Thames.

Born 26 June 1950; died 11 September 2016 aged 66.

Professor Louis Herman

Matthew spoke to his friend and colleague Adam Pack, Professor of Psychology at the University of Hawaii AT Hilo and The Dolphin Institute.

Born 16 April 1930; died 3 August 2016 aged 86. 

Rod Temperton

Born 9 October 1947; death announced 5 October 2016. He was 68.


Role Contributor
Presenter Matthew Bannister
Interviewed Guest Norman Lebrecht
Interviewed Guest Steven Isserlis
Interviewed Guest John Hooper
Interviewed Guest Father Fortea
Interviewed Guest Annamarie Phelps
Interviewed Guest Chris Dodds
Interviewed Guest Adam Pack
Producer Neil George


  • Fri 7 Oct 2016 16:00
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