Main content

Adnan Khashoggi, Countess Mountbatten, Adam West, Kailash Puri, Vin Garbutt, Helen Dunmore

Matthew Bannister on arms dealer Adnan Khashoggi, Countess Mountbatten of Burma, actor Adam West, agony aunt Kailash Puri, folk singer Vin Garbutt.

Matthew Bannister on

Arms dealer Adnan Khashoggi, known for his lavish life style, he acted as a middle man between governments and arms suppliers.

Countess Mountbatten, godmother to Prince Charles, she was badly wounded in the IRA bomb attack which killed her father, Earl Mountbatten of Burma, and her son Nicholas.

Adam West, the actor best known for playing Batman on TV.

Kailash Puri, the Indian born writer who became an agony aunt to thousands of Punjabi readers.

And Vin Garbutt, the folk singer known as "The Teesside Troubadour."

Producer: Neil George.

Available now

28 minutes

Adnan Khashoggi

Born 25 July 1935; died 6 June 2017 aged 81.

Matthew spoke to the writer and broadcaster Robin Leach and to journalist Chris Maume.

Countess Mountbatten of Burma

Born 14 February 1924; died 13 June 2017 aged 93.    

Adam West

Born 19 September 1928; died 9 June 2017 aged 88.

Last Word spoke to the journalist Robert Chalmers.

Kailash Puri

Born 17 April 1925; died 9 June 2017 aged 92.

Last Word spoke to her son, Shammy Puri and to Professor Emeritus Eleanor Nesbitt of the University of Warwick, who helped Kailash write her autobiography and got to know her well.

Vin Garbutt

Born 20 November 1947, died 6 June 2017 aged 69.

Matthew spoke to his friend and former colleague, broadcaster Mike Harding.

Helen Dunmore

Born 12 December 1952; died 5 June 2017 aged 64.

Credits

Role Contributor
Interviewed Guest Robin Leach
Interviewed Guest Chris Maume
Interviewed Guest Robert Chalmers
Interviewed Guest Shammy Puri
Interviewed Guest Eleanor Nesbitt
Interviewed Guest Mike Harding
Presenter Matthew Bannister
Producer Neil George

Broadcasts