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Barbara Cook, Sister Ruth Pfau, Richard Gordon, Prof UR Rao

Kate Silverton on singer Barbara Cook; Blanche Blackwell, Ian Fleming's muse; Sister Ruth Pfau, the 'Mother Teresa' of Pakistan; Richard Gordon, Doctor In The House author.

Kate Silverton on the "Broadway Diva" Barbara Cook, the American singer and actress who first came to prominence in the 1950s as the lead in the original Broadway musicals Plain and Fancy and Candide; Sister Ruth Pfau 'Mother Teresa' of Pakistan for her work in combating the spread of leprosy; Richard Gordon the anesthetist,whose medical work inspired him to write Dr in The House novels which were made into films and a TV series; Prof. U.R. Rao, Pioneer of India's Space Programme, who brought knowledge to millions of people through digital communications via the many satellites he launched into space.

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28 minutes

Barbara Cook

Kate spoke to journalist and theatre critic David Benedict

Born 25 October 1927; died 08 August 2017 age 89

Sister Ruth Pfau

Kate spoke to the CEO of the Marie Adelaide Leprosy Centre, Mervyn Lobo

Born 9 September 1929; died 10 August 2017 age 87

Richard Gordon

Kate spoke to director Ian Talbot OBE

Born 15 September 1921; died 11 August 2017 age 95

Prof U R Rao

Kate spoke to Spoorthy Raman, Managing Editor of Gubbi Labs

Born 10 March 1932; died 24 July 2017 age 85

Dr G

Kate spoke to double bass player and friend Michael Hohnen

Born 22 January 1971; died 25 July 2017 age 46


Role Contributor
Interviewed Guest David Benedict
Interviewed Guest Mervyn Lobo
Interviewed Guest Ian Talbot
Interviewed Guest Michael Hohnen
Interviewed Guest Spoorty Rahman
Presenter Kate Silverton