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David Shepherd, Nancy Hatch Dupree, Gordon Williams, Pat Albeck, Harry Dean Stanton

Matthew Bannister on artist David Shepherd, archivist Nancy Hatch Dupree, writer Gordon Williams, designer Pat Albeck and actor Harry Dean Stanton.

Matthew Bannister on

David Shepherd, the artist who painted trains, aeroplanes and elephants and worked tirelessly to conserve wild animals.

Nancy Hatch Dupree, the American born adventurer and writer who devoted her life to creating an archive of Afghan culture and history.

Gordon Williams, the Booker prize shortlisted author whose novel The Siege of Trencher's farm became the controversial film Straw Dogs.

Pat Albeck the designer known as "the queen of the tea towel" who produced popular fabric designs for John Lewis and the National Trust.

Harry Dean Stanton, the gaunt, hollow-eyed actor best known for films like "Paris, Texas" and "Repo Man".

Image of David Shepherd courtesy of the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation.

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28 minutes

David Shepherd

Matthew spoke to Sally Case, Trusts and Foundations Manager at the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation 

Born 25 April 1931; died 19 September 2017, aged 86   

Nancy Hatch Dupree

Matthew spoke to Emma Graham-Harrison, who was a good friend of Nancy’s

Born 3 October 1927; died 10 September 2017, aged 89

Gordon Williams

Matthew spoke to writer David Taylor

Born 20 June 1934; died 20 August 2017, aged 83

Pat Albeck

Matthew spoke to her son Matthew Rice, a designer, painter and architectural writer

Born 17 March 1930; died 1 September 2017, aged 87

Harry Dean Stanton

Last Word spoke to film critic Angie Errigo

Born 14 July 1926; died 15 September 2017, aged 91


Role Contributor
Presenter Matthew Bannister
Interviewed Guest Sally Case
Interviewed Guest Emma Graham-Harrison
Interviewed Guest David Taylor
Interviewed Guest Matthew Rice
Interviewed Guest Angie Errigo