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Andrew Sachs, Fidel Castro, Mose Allison, The Honourable Margaret Rhodes

Matthew Bannister on actor Andrew Sachs, Cuban leader Fidel Castro, jazz singer Mose Allison and the Queen's cousin The Honourable Margaret Rhodes.

Matthew Bannister on

Andrew Sachs, the actor who was so much more than Manuel in Fawlty Towers. We hear about his acclaimed radio career.

Also the Cuban leader Fidel Castro - brutal dictator or benevolent champion of his people?

The jazz and blues singer Mose Allison, whose songs were covered by the Who, the Clash, Bonnie Raitt and Van Morrison.

And The Honourable Margaret Rhodes, the Queen's cousin, who became a celebrity after writing her memoirs of life in the royal household.

Producer: Neil George.

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28 minutes

Andrew Sachs (pictured)

Matthew spoke to writer and director Dirk Maggs who worked with him many times.

Born 7 April 1930; died 23 November 2016 aged 86.

Fidel Castro

Matthew spoke to Professor Anthoni Kapcia, Director of the Centre for Cuban Research at Nottingham University.

Born 13 August 1926; died 25 November 2016 aged 90.

Mose Allison

Matthew spoke to journalist and broadcaster, Russell Davies.

Born 11 November 1927; died 15 November 2016 aged 89.

Margaret Rhodes

Matthew spoke to Tom Corby who co-wrote her memoirs.

Born 9 June 1925; died 25 November 2016 aged 91.


Role Contributor
Presenter Matthew Bannister
Producer Neil George
Interviewed Guest Dirk Maggs
Interviewed Guest Anthoni Kapcia
Interviewed Guest Russell Davies
Interviewed Guest Tom Corby