Sir Lawrence Byford, Sridevi Kapoor, Dame Beulah Bewley, Ernest Hecht, Lewis Gilbert
Matthew Bannister on publisher Ernest Hecht, film director Lewis Gilbert, doctor Dame Beulah Bewley, police officer Sir Lawrence Byford and Bollywood star Sridevi Kapoor.
Photo: Sridevi Kapoor
Matthew Bannister on
Ernest Hecht, who founded the Souvenir Press, which published books from Nobel prize winners like Pablo Neruda, academics like Noam Chomsky and best sellers on sexual techniques and toilet paper.
Lewis Gilbert who directed Alfie, Educating Rita and three James Bond movies.
Dame Beulah Bewley who carried out significant research into the effects of smoking on children and advanced the cause of women in medicine.
Sir Lawrence Byford, the Chief Inspector of Constabulary who examined the failings of the hunt for the Yorkshire Ripper.
Sridevi Kapoor who was often described as Bollywood's first female superstar.
Archive clips from: NEWS, Radio 4, 21.9.1984; THE REUNION, Radio 4, 26.08.2016; YORKSHIRE RIPPER INVESTIGATION, Radio 4, 19/01/1982
Sir Lawrence Byford
Last Word spoke to his son Mark Byford.
Born 10 August 1925; died 10 February 2018, aged 92
Last Word spoke to the Bollywood critic Anil Sinanan.
Born 13 August 1963; died 24 February 2018, aged 54
Dame Beulah Bewley
Last Word spoke to her daughter Susan Bewley.
Born 2 September 1929, died 20 January 2018, aged 88
Last Word spoke to Ernest's friends Barb Jungr and Anne Dolamore.
Born 21 September 1929, died 13 February 2018, aged 88
Last Word spoke to film critic of the Financial Times, Nigel Andrews.
Born 6 March 1920, died 23 February 2018, aged 97
|Interviewed Guest||Mark Byford|
|Interviewed Guest||Anil Sinanan|
|Interviewed Guest||Susan Bewley|
|Interviewed Guest||Barb Jungr|
|Interviewed Guest||Anne Dolamore|
|Interviewed Guest||Nigel Andrews|