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Sir John Hurt, Margaret Pereira CBE, Sir Christopher Bland, Emma Tennant, Mary Tyler Moore

Matthew Bannister on actors Sir John Hurt and Mary Tyler Moore, forensic scientist Margaret Pereira, BBC chairman Sir Christopher Bland, writer Emma Tennant.

Matthew Bannister on Sir John Hurt, the actor whose outstanding roles included Quentin Crisp, the Elephant Man and Caligula.

Margaret Pereira, the pioneering forensic scientist who was known as "Miss Murder" by the press.

Sir Christopher Bland who chaired LWT, the BBC and BT.

Emma Tennant, the author from an aristocratic background whose work included sequels to classic novels.

And Mary Tyler Moore, the American TV star whose sitcom made her a role model for independent career women.

Producer: Neil George.

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28 minutes

Sir John Hurt

Matthew spoke to Nick James, editor of Sight & Sound and to producer Jeremy Thomas who worked with him.

Born 22 January 1940; died 27 January 2017 aged 77.

Margaret Pereira CBE

Last Word spoke to her former colleagues, Dr Trevor Rothwell and Peter Martin.

Born 22 April 1928; died 22 December 2016 aged 88.

Sir Christopher Bland

Last Word spoke to former BBC DG, Greg Dyke and to broadcaster, Lord Bragg.

Born 29 May 1938; died 28 January 2017 aged 78.

Emma Tennant

Last Word spoke to Professor Peggy Reynolds of Queen Mary University of London and to fellow writer Sara Maitland.

Born 20 October 1937; died 20 January 2017 aged 79.

Mary Tyler Moore

Matthew spoke to Jennifer Armstrong who wrote a book about the Mary Tyler Moore Show.

Born 29 December 1936; died 25 January 2017 aged 80. 


Role Contributor
Interviewed Guest Nick James
Interviewed Guest Jeremy Thomas
Interviewed Guest Trevor Rothwell
Interviewed Guest Peter Martin
Interviewed Guest Greg Dyke
Interviewed Guest Melvyn Bragg
Interviewed Guest Peggy Reynolds
Interviewed Guest Sara Maitland
Interviewed Guest Jennifer Armstrong
Presenter Matthew Bannister
Producer Neil George