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Maureen Baker, Richard Cousins, Bronwen Lady Astor Chatelaine of Cliveden, Meic Povey, Rick Hall

Matthew Bannister on designer Maureen Baker, businessman Richard Cousins, model Lady Astor, writer Meic Povey, producer Rick Hall.

Photo: Maureen Baker

Matthew Bannister on

Maureen Baker who designed clothes for Princess Anne, including her Tudor inspired wedding dress.

Richard Cousins - the Chief Executive who transformed the fortunes of the world's biggest catering company Compass Group.

Lady Astor - the model who was caught up in the Profumo Affair.

Meic Povey - the Welsh playwright who also created award winning films and TV dramas.

Rick Hall who produced classic recordings by soul stars like Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett and Candi Staton in the town of Muscle Shoals Alabama.

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Maureen Baker

Last Word spoke to her son Jonathan Baker, and fashion writer Veronica Horwell.

Born 26 May 1920; died 5 December 2017, aged 97.

Richard Cousins

Last Word spoke to Richard Thompson, Chairman of Surrey County Cricket Club.

Born 29 March 1959; died 31 December 2017, aged 58.

Bronwen, Lady Astor, Chatelaine of Cliveden

Last Word spoke to her biographer Peter Stanford.

Born 6 June 1930; died 28 December 2017, aged 87.

Meic Povey

Last Word spoke to Branwen Cennard, producer and script writer for S4C, and Alison Hindell, Head of BBC Radio Drama.

Born 27 November 1950; died 5 December 2017, aged 67.

Rick Hall

Last Word spoke to presenter Bob Harris.

Born 31 January 1932; died 2 January 2018, aged 85.


Role Contributor
Interviewed Guest Jonathan Baker
Interviewed Guest Veronica Horwell
Interviewed Guest Richard Thompson
Interviewed Guest Peter Stanford
Interviewed Guest Branwen Cennard
Interviewed Guest Alison Hindell
Interviewed Guest Bob Harris
Presenter Matthew Bannister