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Lord Joffe, Michael Bond, Ann Louise Gilligan, Carla Fendi, John Avildsen

Matthew Bannister on lawyer and humanitarian Lord Joffe, writer Michael Bond, campaigner Ann Louise Gilligan, businesswoman Carla Fendi and film director John Avildsen.

Matthew Bannister on

Lord Joffe, the lawyer who defended Nelson Mandela at the infamous Rivonia trial. He went on to co-found the Allied Dunbar insurance company and sat as a Labour peer in the House of Lords.

Michael Bond who created Paddington Bear, the Herbs and the guinea pig Olga Da Polga.

Ann Louise Gilligan the former nun who campaigned for her same sex marriage to be recognised in Irish law.

Carla Fendi, one of five sisters who turned their family business in Rome into a global fashion brand.

And John Avildsen who directed two Rocky films and the Karate Kid.

Producer: Neil George.

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28 minutes

Lord Joffe

Born 12 May 1932; died 18 June 2017 aged 85.

Matthew spoke to his close friends Adelaide and Paul Joseph.

Michael Bond

Born 13 January 1926; died 27 June 2017 aged 91.

Matthew spoke to Julia Eccleshare, Children’s Director of the Hay Festival.

Ann Louise Gilligan

Born 27 July 1945; died 14 June 2017 aged 71.

Matthew spoke to Ellen O'Malley-Dunlop, Chairperson of the National Women's Council, who knew her well.

Carla Fendi

Born 12 July 1937, died 19 June 2017 aged 79.

Matthew spoke to journalist and fashion critic, Suzy Menkes.

John Avildsen

Born 21 December 1935; died 16 June 2017 aged 81.

Last Word spoke to the film writer, Angie Errigo.


Role Contributor
Presenter Matthew Bannister
Interviewed Guest Adelaide Joseph
Interviewed Guest Paul Joseph
Interviewed Guest Julia Eccleshare
Interviewed Guest Ellen O'Malley-Dunlop
Interviewed Guest Suzy Menkes
Interviewed Guest Angie Errigo
Producer Neil George