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John Berger, Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher, Henry Heimlich, Patsy Crampton, Brian Widlake and George Michael

Julian Worricker on writer John Berger, actors Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher, surgeon Henry Heimlich, linguist Patsy Crampton, journalist Brian Widlake, singer George Michael.

Julian Worricker on:

The writer and art critic John Berger

Mother and daughter actresses, Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher

The surgeon who came up with the life-saving heimlich manoeuvre, Henry Heimlich

The linguist Patsy Crampton, who worked at the Nuremberg trials before going on to translate more than 200 children's books

Broadcaster Brian Widlake, well known for the Money Programme and the World at One

And one of the biggest names in popular music, George Michael.

Producer: Neil George.

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28 minutes

John Berger

Julian spoke to the BBC’s Arts Editor, Will Gompertz.

Born 5 November 1926; died 2 January 2017 aged 90.

Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds

Film critic Karen Krizanovich pays tribute.

Carrie was born 21 October 1956 and died 27 December 2016 aged 60;

Debbie was born 1 April 1932 and died 28 December 2016 aged 84.

Henry Heimlich

Julian spoke to Jason Schmidt who is making a film about him.

Born 3 February 1920; died 17 December 2016 aged 96.

Patsy Crampton

Julian spoke to her godson, Rupert van der Post.

Born 12 December 1925; died 1 December 2016 aged 90.

Brian Widlake

Julian spoke to Brian’s former colleague, Valerie Singleton.

Born in 1931; died 1 January 2017 aged 85.

George Michael

Born 25 June 1963; died 25 December 2016 aged 53.


Role Contributor
Presenter Julian Worricker
Producer Neil George
Interviewed Guest Will Gompertz
Interviewed Guest Karen Krizanovich
Interviewed Guest Rupert Van der Post
Interviewed Guest Valerie Singleton