Darcus Howe, Andy Coogan, Dr Sylvia Moody, Yevgeny Yevtushenko, Peter Shotton
Matthew Bannister on
the Black Power activist and journalist Darcus Howe. He was a leading campaigner for equal rights in the 1970s and 80s.
Athletics coach Andy Coogan who spent three and a half years as a prisoner of the Japanese during the second world war.
Dr Sylvia Moody, the clinical psychologist who pioneered greater understanding of dyslexia in adults.
The Russian poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko who became a star in the West during the 1960s.
Peter Shotton - who was at school with John Lennon, played the washboard in the Quarrymen and made his fortune from a chain of American-style diners.
Last Word spoke to Diane Abbott MP, to his friend Farrukh Dhondy and to Robin Bunce who co-wrote his biography.
Born 26 February 1943; died 1 April 2017 aged 74.
Matthew spoke to journalist Graham Ogilvy who ghost-wrote Andy’s memoirs.
Born 1 April 1917; died 20 March 2017 aged 99.
Dr Sylvia Moody
Matthew spoke to her former colleague, Brian Hagan.
Born 29March 1941; died 23rd February 2017 aged 75.
Matthew spoke to his friend and translator, Robin Milner Gulland.
Born 18 July 1932; died 1 April 2017 aged 84.
Matthew spoke to his friend Rod Davies, a fellow member of the Quarrymen.
Born 4 August 1941; died 24 March 2017 aged 75.
|Interviewed Guest||Diane Abbott|
|Interviewed Guest||Farrukh Dondy|
|Interviewed Guest||Robin Bunce|
|Interviewed Guest||Graham Ogilvy|
|Interviewed Guest||Brian Hagan|
|Interviewed Guest||Robin Milner Gulland|
|Interviewed Guest||Rod Davies|