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Daphne Caruana Galizia, Fats Domino, Rodney Bickerstaffe, Geoffrey Schild, Rosemary Leach

Matthew Bannister on journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, musician Fats Domino, union leader Rodney Bickerstaffe, virologist Geoffrey Schild and actress Rosemary Leach.

Matthew Bannister on

The campaigning Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia who was killed by a car bomb after exposing corruption in politics and business.

Fats Domino - the rock and roll pioneer who was second only to Elvis in record sales.

Rodney Bickerstaffe, the trade union leader who campaigned for the minimum wage.

Geoffrey Schild, the virologist who laid the foundations for the creation of a universal flu vaccine.

And Rosemary Leach, the actress best known for roles in Jewel In The Crown on TV, A Room With A View on film and 84 Charing Cross Road on stage.

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28 minutes

Daphne Caruana Galizia

Last Word spoke to her sister Corinne Vella, and journalist Mario Xuereb.

Born 26 August 1964; died 16 October 2017, aged 53.

Fats Domino

Last Word spoke to music journalist Garth Cartwright.

Born 26 February 1928; died 24 October 2017, aged 89.

Rodney Bickerstaffe

Last Word spoke to Nick Jones, former BBC political correspondent. 

Born 6 April 1945; died 3 October 2017, aged 72.

Geoffrey Schild

Last Word spoke to virologist Professor John Oxford.

Born 28 November 1935; died 3 August 2017, aged 81.

Rosemary Leach

Last Word spoke to her husband, Colin Starkey.

Born 18 December 1935; died 21 October 2017, aged 81.


Role Contributor
Presenter Matthew Bannister
Interviewed Guest Garth Cartwright
Interviewed Guest Colin Starkey
Interviewed Guest Nick Jones
Interviewed Guest Corinne Vella
Interviewed Guest Mario Xuereb
Interviewed Guest John Oxford