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Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, Drue Heinz DBE, Ray Wilkins MBE, Eric Bristow, Steven Bochco

Matthew Bannister on anti-apartheid campaigner Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, philanthropist Drue Heinz, footballer Ray Wilkins, darts player Eric Bristow and TV writer Steven Bochco.

Photo: Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

Matthew Bannister on

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela who was one of the leading anti apartheid campaigners in South Africa, but also faced allegations of being involved in violence and fraud.

Drue Heinz, who used the money from her husband's canned food business to become a major supporter of writers and artists.

Ray Wilkins, the footballer who captained England and played for 12 different clubs including Chelsea and Manchester United.

Eric Bristow, five times world darts champion.

And Steven Bochco, the American TV writer and producer who brought us Hill Street Blues and LA Law.

Archive clips: Sport on Four, Radio 4 12/01/1985; Sporting Greats, BBC TV 30/03/1999; Woman's Hour, Radio 4 02/10/1986.

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Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

Last Word spoke to BBC News analyst and correspondent Milton Nkosi.

Born 26 September 1936; died 2 April 2018, aged 81.

Drue Heinz DBE

Last Word spoke to her close friend and former UK Arts Minister Lord Gowrie, poet Wendy Cope, and poet and publisher Daniel Halpern.

Born 8 March 1915; died 30 March 2018, aged 103. 

Ray Wilkins MBE

Last Word spoke to John Murray, senior commentator and BBC Football Correspondent.

Born 14 September 1956; died 4 April 2018, aged 61.

Eric Bristow

Last Word spoke to John Murray, senior commentator and BBC Football Correspondent.

Born 27 April 1957; died 5 April 2018, aged 60.

Steven Bochco

Last Word spoke to writer Michael Carlson.

Born 16 December 1943; died 1 April 2018, aged 74.


Role Contributor
Presenter Matthew Bannister
Interviewed Guest Milton Nkosi
Interviewed Guest Grey Gowrie
Interviewed Guest Wendy Cope
Interviewed Guest Daniel Halpern
Interviewed Guest John Murray
Interviewed Guest Michael Carlson