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Obituary series. Matthew Bannister on police commissioner Lord Imbert, children's author Pat Hutchins, actor Rodney Bewes, murderer Charles Manson and pop star David Cassidy.

Matthew Bannister on

Lord Imbert, the Commissioner who tried to change the culture of the Metropolitan Police. He invited TV cameras to observe his officers at work, leading to a controversial film of them subjecting a rape victim to aggressive questioning.

Pat Hutchins, the children's author and illustrator who created the book "Rosie's Walk" and presented the TV series "Rosie and Jim".

Rodney Bewes, the actor best known for playing Bob in the Likely Lads.

Charles Manson, one of the most notorious murderers of the 20th century.

And David Cassidy, the singer and actor who was a heartthrob for millions of teenage girls in the 1970s.

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28 minutes

Lord Imbert

Last Word spoke to producer Roger Graef, retired police officer Commander John Grieve CBE QPM, and Cressida Dick CBE QPM, Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police.

Born 27 April 1933; died 13 November 2017, aged 84.

Pat Hutchins

Last Word spoke to her son Morgan Hutchins, and journalist Julia Eccleshare MBE.

Born 18 June 1942; died 8 November 2017, aged 75.

Rodney Bewes

Last Word spoke to his son Joe Bewes.

Born 27 November 1937; died 21 November 2017, aged 79.

Charles Manson

Last Word spoke to writer and journalist Michael Goldfarb.

Born 12 November 1934; died 19 November 2017, aged 83.

David Cassidy

Last Word spoke to Nina Myskow, former editor of Jackie Magazine.

Born 12 April 1950; died 21 November 2017, aged 67.


Role Contributor
Presenter Matthew Bannister
Interviewed Guest Morgan Hutchins
Interviewed Guest Julia Eccleshare
Interviewed Guest Roger Graef
Interviewed Guest John Grieve
Interviewed Guest Cressida Dick
Interviewed Guest Joe Bewes
Interviewed Guest Nina Myskow
Interviewed Guest Michael Goldfarb


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