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Joe Jackson, Paul Lamplugh OBE, Myrtle Allen, Daisy Kadibil, Paddy Feeny

Matthew Bannister on manager Joe Jackson, campaigner Paul Lamplugh, chef Myrtle Allen, escapee Daisy Kadibil and broadcaster Paddy Feeny.

Photo: Joe Jackson

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Joe Jackson who drilled his children into becoming the Jackson Five, but was accused of abusive and violent behaviour by his most successful son, Michael.

Paul Lamplugh, whose daughter Suzy was abducted and never found. He worked with his wife to campaign for greater safety for women working alone.

Myrtle Allen, the chef who pioneered farm-to-table cooking at her family home in Ireland and became the country's first woman to win a Michelin star.

Daisy Kadibil whose one thousand two hundred mile walk across Australia inspired the film Rabbit-Proof Fence.

And Paddy Feeny who presented Top of the Form and sport on the BBC World Service for more than thirty years.

Archive clips from: Woman's Hour, Radio 4 17/04/2006; The Best Dishes Ever, BBC Two 18/02/2016; Saturday Kitchen Best Bites, BBC Two 23/03/2014; The Best Dishes Ever, BBC Two 18/02/2016; MasterChef, BBC One 07/07/1991; Rabbit-Proof Fence, BBC One 26/12/2008; Top of the Form, Radio 4 22/12/1981.

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28 minutes

Joe Jackson

Born 26 July 1928; died 27 June 2018, aged 89.

Last Word spoke to cultural critic Margo Jefferson.

Paul Lamplugh OBE

Born 31 May 1931; died 12 June 2018, aged 87.

Last Word spoke to his daughter Lizzie Bingham.

Myrtle Allen

Born 13 March 1924; died 13 June 2018, aged 94.

Last Word spoke to her daughter Fern Allen, and food writer Charlotte Pike.

Daisy Kadibil

Born 1923; died 30 March 2018, aged 95.

Last Word spoke to Christine Olsen, screenwriter and co-producer of Rabbit-Proof Fence.

Paddy Feeny

Born 25 April 1931; died 10 June 2018, aged 87.

Last Word spoke to Mike Costello, BBC sports correspondent.


Role Contributor
Presenter Matthew Bannister
Interviewed Guest Margo Jefferson
Interviewed Guest Lizzie Bingham
Interviewed Guest Fern Allen
Interviewed Guest Charlotte Pike
Interviewed Guest Christine Olsen
Interviewed Guest Mike Costello