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John Noakes, Manuel Noriega, Pat Stewart, Rex Sanders, Gregg Allman

Julian Worricker on TV presenter John Noakes; Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega; dancer Pat Stewart; navigator Wing Commander Rex Sanders; rock musician Gregg Allman.

Julian Worricker on:

The broadcaster, John Noakes, who was famous for his daredevil exploits on Blue Peter for thirteen years....

Manuel Noriega, who flirted with the Americans as leader of Panama, and ended up being jailed by them....

The dancer for whom one photograph of her on railings on Blackpool promenade shot her to fame, Pat Stewart....

Wing Commander Rex Sanders, lead navigator on a series of top secret missions over the Soviet Union...

And the American rock musician, Gregg Allman, whose band created the sound known as Southern Rock.

Producer: Neil George.

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28 minutes

John Noakes

Last Word spoke to fellow presenter, Peter Purves and to journalist Robert Chalmers.

Born 6 March 1934; died 28 May 2017 aged 83.

Manuel Noriega

Julian spoke to Arturo Wallace, a reporter for the BBC Spanish service and to Peter Eisner, former correspondent for the Washington Post who wrote Noriega’s Memoirs.

Born 11 February 1934; died 29 May 2017 aged 83.

Pat Stewart

Julian spoke to her daughter, Rachel Stewart and to author Veronica Clark.

Born 25 November 1933; died 7 May 2017 aged 83.

Wing Commander Rex Sanders

Julian spoke to Dr Paul Lashmar who interviewed Mr Sanders for his book ‘Spy Flights of the Cold War’.

Born 14 December 1922; died 10 May 2017 aged 94.     

Gregg Allman

Julian spoke to music journalist, Garth Cartwright.

Born 8 December 1947; died 27 May 2017 aged 69.


Role Contributor
Presenter Julian Worricker
Producer Neil George
Interviewed Guest Peter Purves
Interviewed Guest Robert Chalmers
Interviewed Guest Arturo Wallace
Interviewed Guest Peter Eisner
Interviewed Guest Rachel Stewart
Interviewed Guest Veronica Clark
Interviewed Guest Paul Lashmar
Interviewed Guest Garth Cartwright


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