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Tony Booth, Liliane Bettencourt, William G Stewart, Tom Petty

Matthew Bannister on actor Tony Booth, heiress Lilliane Bettencourt, quizmaster William G Stewart and musician Tom Petty.

Matthew Bannister on

The actor Tony Booth, best known for playing Alf Garnett's left wing son-in-law in the TV comedy Till Death Us Do Part - and notorious for his womanising and heavy drinking. His daughter Cherie Blair shares her memories.

Lillian Bettencourt who was the richest woman in the world - as heiress to the L'Oreal cosmetics group. She was also
embroiled in a bitter court battle over how her fortune should be divided.

William G. Stewart, best known as the host of the long running TV quiz "Fifteen to One", He was also a respected producer and director.

And the rock star Tom Petty - best known for hits like "Free Fallin'" and "I Won't Back Down".

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Tony Booth

Matthew spoke to his daughter, Cherie Blair.

Born 9 October 1931; died 25 September 2017, aged 85.

Liliane Bettencourt

Matthew spoke to Thomas A Sancton, author of The Bettencourt Affair.

Born 21 October 1922; died 21 September 2017, aged 94.

William G Stewart

Matthew spoke to his wife Laura Stewart, and his friend and colleague Lord Michael Grade.

Born 15 July 1933; died 21 September 2017, aged 84.

Tom Petty

Matthew spoke to writer David Hepworth.

Born 20 October 1950; died 2 October 2017, aged 66.

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Role Contributor
Presenter Matthew Bannister
Interviewed Guest Cherie Blair
Interviewed Guest Thomas A Sancton
Interviewed Guest Laura Stewart
Interviewed Guest Michael Grade
Interviewed Guest David Hepworth

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