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Peter Mayer, Professor Celia Brackenridge OBE, Anthony Bourdain, Leslie Grantham, Teddy Johnson

Tina Daheley on publisher Peter Mayer, sports scientist Professor Celia Brackenridge, celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, actor Leslie Grantham and singer Teddy Johnson.

Photo: Leslie Grantham

Tina Daheley on Peter Mayer, the publisher who was given a fatwa for printing 'The Satanic Verses'.
Professor Celia Brackenridge, the sports scientist who campaigned for child protection in sport.
Anthony Bourdain, American TV chef and author of 'Kitchen Confidential'.
Leslie Grantham, the actor better known as 'Dirty Den' in EastEnders.
Singer Teddy Johnson, part of the double act with Pearl Carr, who represented the UK in the 1959 Eurovision Song Contest.

Archive clips from: Kaleidoscope, Radio 4 20/10/1985; View at the Top, Radio 4 03/09/1985; Bookshelf, Radio 4 02/06/1985; Woman's Hour, Radio 4 05/05/2008; Front Row, Radio 4 14/08/2000; Midweek, Radio 4 23/01/2002; Book of the Week, Radio 4 23/01/2002; A Cook's Tour, Radio 4 Extra 25/11/2010; Kitchen Confidential, Radio 4 Extra 28/05/17; The Gloria Hunniford Show, Radio 2 08/07/1991; Desmond Carrington's Icons of the 50s, Radio 2 18/01/2011; Desert Island Discs, Radio 4 09/04/1989.

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28 minutes

Peter Mayer

Born 28 March 1936; died 11 May 2018, aged 82.  

Last Word spoke to Andrew Franklin, Managing Director of Profile Books, and publisher and literary agent Clare Alexander.

Professor Celia Brackenridge OBE

Born 22 August 1950; died 23 May 2018, aged 67.

Last Word spoke to her partner Diana Woodward, and Anne Tiivas, Director of the NSPCC’s Child Protection in Sport Unit.

Anthony Bourdain

Born 25 June 1956; died 8 June 2018, aged 61.

Last Word spoke to food critic Tim Hayward.

Leslie Grantham

Born 30 April 1947; died 15 June 2018, aged 71.

Teddy Johnson

Born 4 September 1919; died 6 June 2018, aged 98.

Last Word spoke to BBC radio presenter Russell Davies.



Role Contributor
Presenter Tina Daheley
Interviewed Guest Andrew Franklin
Interviewed Guest Clare Alexander
Interviewed Guest Diana Woodward
Interviewed Guest Anne Tiivas
Interviewed Guest Tim Hayward
Interviewed Guest Russell Davies