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Raine, Countess Spencer, James "Jimmy" Perry, Stylianos Pattakos, Howard Davies, Bobby Vee

Matthew Bannister on Raine, Countess Spencer, comedy writer Jimmy Perry, Greek general Stylianos Pattakos, theatre director Howard Davies and singer Bobby Vee.

Matthew Bannister on

Raine Countess Spencer. The daughter of Barbara Cartland and step mother of Princess Diana who nicknamed her "Acid Raine".

Jimmy Perry who drew on his own life to co-write classic TV comedies including Dad's Army and Hi De Hi.

General Stylianos Pattakos, a leading figure in the military junta that took power in Greece in 1967.

The theatre director Howard Davies, acclaimed for his productions of twentieth century American classics and for the premiere of Les Liaisons Dangereuses.

And Bobby Vee - the sixties pop idol whose many chart hits included Rubber Ball and Take Good Care of My Baby.

Producer: Neil George.

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Raine, Countess Spencer

Last word spoke to her friend Angela Rippon and journalist David Vincent.

Born 9 September 1929; died 21 October 2016 aged 87.

James "Jimmy" Perry

Matthew spoke to Dr. Simon Morgan-Russell, Dean of the Honors College at Bowling Green State University.

Born 20 September 1923; died 23 October 2016 aged 93.

Stylianos Pattakos

Matthew spoke to Dr. Alexandros Nafpliotis, Historian of International Relations.

Born 8 November 1912; died 8 October 2016 aged 103.

Howard Davies

Matthew spoke to the drama historian Daniel Rosenthal.

Born 26 April 1945; died 25 October 2016 aged 71.

Bobby Vee

Born 30 April 1943; died 24 October 2016 aged 73.


Role Contributor
Presenter Matthew Bannister
Producer Neil George
Interviewed Guest Angela Rippon
Interviewed Guest David Vincent
Interviewed Guest Simon Morgan-Russell
Interviewed Guest Alexandros Nafpliotis
Interviewed Guest Daniel Rosenthal