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Chuck Blazer, Maryam Mirzakhani, Bryan Avery, Peter McHugh, Martin Landau

Matthew Bannister on FIFA official Chuck Blazer, mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani, architect Bryan Avery, journalist Peter McHugh, actor Martin Landau.

Matthew Bannister on

Chuck Blazer who embezzled millions of dollars from the international football organisation FIFA, then turned whistle blower to incriminate his former colleagues.

Maryam Mirzakhani, the Iranian mathematician who became the first woman to win the prestigious Fields Medal.

The architect Bryan Avery who designed the drama school RADA and the London Imax cinema.

Peter McHugh, the former Fleet Street journalist who helped to turn round the fortunes of TV-am and then became director of programmes at GMTV.

And Martin Landau the versatile Hollywood actor who won an Oscar for playing Bela Lugosi in Tim Burton's film Ed Wood.

Producer: Neil George.

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28 minutes

Chuck Blazer

Last Word spoke to journalist Andrew Jennings and to Paul Martin, sports politics correspondent.

Born 26 April 1945; died 12 July 2017 aged 72.

Maryam Mirzakhani

Matthew spoke to Prof Curtis T McMullen of Harvard University, and to Prof Jo Boaler of Stanford University, who both knew her well.

Born 3 May 1977; died 14 July 2017 aged 40.

Bryan Avery

Matthew spoke to his friend and fellow architect, Prof Richard Weston.

Born 2 January 1944; died 4 July 2017 aged 73.

Peter McHugh

Last Word spoke to his friends, presenter John Stapleton and former BBC Director General, Greg Dyke.

Born 25 October 1946; died 22 May 2017 aged 70.

Martin Landau

Last Word spoke to the film critic, Angie Errigo.

Born 20 June 1928; died 15 July 2017 aged 89.


Role Contributor
Presenter Matthew Bannister
Interviewed Guest Andrew Jennings
Interviewed Guest Paul Martin
Interviewed Guest Curtis T McMullen
Interviewed Guest Jo Boaler
Interviewed Guest Richard Weston
Interviewed Guest Angie Errigo
Interviewed Guest John Stapleton
Interviewed Guest Greg Dyke
Producer Neil George