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Lord Carrington, Karen Finch, Claude Lanzmann, Harlan Ellison

Obituary series. Matthew Bannister on Tory politician Lord Carrington, textile conservator Karen Finch, film maker Claude Lanzmann, writer Harlan Ellison.

Photo: Lord Carrington

Matthew Bannister on

Lord Carrington, the Conservative Foreign Secretary who resigned after the Argentine invasion of the Falkland Islands.

Karen Finch, the textile conservator who restored the garments of Bonnie Prince Charlie and Marlene Dietrich among many others.

Claude Lanzmann, the French film maker best known for Shoah, the nine and a half hour documentary about the holocaust.

Harlan Ellison, the outspoken American science fiction writer who published 70 books, more than 400 short stories and countless essays.

Producer: Neil George.

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28 minutes

Lord Carrington

Born 6 June 1919; died 9 July 2018 aged 99.

Matthew spoke to his friend, the documentary maker Michael Cockerell.

Karen Finch

Born 8 May 1921; died 15 April 2018 aged 96.

Last Word spoke to her daughter, Katrina Finch and to Dr Philip Sykas of Manchester School of Art.

Claude Lanzmann

Born 27 November 1925; died 5 July 2018 aged 92.

Matthew spoke to Dr Daniel Lee of Sheffield University.

Harlan Ellison

Born 27 May 1934; died 27 June 2018 aged 84.

Last Word spoke to writer and broadcaster, Karen Krizanovich.


Role Contributor
Presenter Matthew Bannister
Interviewed Guest Michael Cockerell
Interviewed Guest Katrina Finch
Interviewed Guest Philip Sykas
Interviewed Guest Daniel Lee
Producer Neil George