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Ingvar Kamprad, Elizabeth Hawley, Robert Mann, Jon Castle, Dorothy Malone

Obituary series, analysing and celebrating the life stories of people who have recently died. Ingvar Kamprad, Elizabeth Hawley, Robert Mann, Jon Castle and Dorothy Malone.

Photo: Dorothy Malone

Julian Worricker on:

Ingvar Kamprad, the Swedish entrepreneur who founded Ikea and changed the way we furnish our homes

Elizabeth Hawley, journalist turned chronicler, who documented every Himalayan climb from 1963

The musician, Robert Mann, who was the founding first violinist of the Juilliard Quartet

Jon Castle, the Greenpeace activist who captained the first Rainbow Warrior

Oscar-winning actress Dorothy Malone, famous for her role in Peyton Place.

Archive clips from: Outlook, BBC World Service 16/06/10; Profiles: Ingvar Kamprad: Design for Life, BBC 4 08/07/04; Crude Britannia: The Story of North Sea Oil, ep 3. BBC 4 02/07/09; Radio 4 News 10/07/85; Newsbeat, Radio 1 20/06/95.

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28 minutes

Ingvar Kamprad

Last Word spoke to journalist Bertil Torekull.

Born 30 March 1926; died 27 January 2018, aged 91.

Elizabeth Hawley

Last Word spoke to mountaineer Sir Chris Bonington and BBC journalist Joanna Jolly.

Born 9 November 1923; died 26 January 2018, aged 94.

Robert Mann

Last Word spoke to his son Nicholas Mann.

Born 19 January 1920; died 1 January 2018, aged 97.

Jon Castle

Last Word spoke to former Greenpeace activist John Sprange.

Born 7 December 1950; died 12 January 2018, aged 67. 

Dorothy Malone

Last Word spoke to film critic Angie Errigo.

Born 30 January 1925; died 19 January 2018, aged 92.


Role Contributor
Presenter Julian Worricker
Interviewed Guest Bertil Torekull
Interviewed Guest Chris Bonington
Interviewed Guest Joanna Jolly
Interviewed Guest Nicholas Mann
Interviewed Guest John Sprange
Interviewed Guest Angie Errigo