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Oliver Knussen CBE, Barbara Harrell-Bond OBE, Sam Chisholm, Steve Ditko, Anna Sándor de Kénos

Julian Worricker on musician Oliver Knussen, anthropologist Barbara Harrell-Bond, media executive Sam Chisholm, artist Steve Ditko, Transylvanian aristocrat Anna Sandor de Kenos.

Pictured: Oliver Knussen

Julian Worricker on:

British composer and conductor, Oliver Knussen, described as a towering figure in contemporary music....

Barbara Harrell-Bond, who founded and then directed the Refugee Studies Centre at Oxford University....

The media executive, Sam Chisholm, who drove the development of multi-channel television in Britain....

Steve Ditko, the American artist and writer best known as co-creator of the Marvel Comics superheroes Spider-Man and Doctor Strange...

and the last Transylvanian aristocrat to have lived through the communist purges, Anna Sandor de Kenos.

Archive clips from: Jonathan Ross in Search of Steve Ditko, BBC Four, 16/09/07; Music Matters, Radio 3, 09/07/18; Horizon: Exodus, BBC Two, 06/03/95; Breakfast Time, BBC One, 05/01/89.

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28 minutes

Oliver Knussen CBE

Born 12 June 1952; died 8 July 2018, aged 66.

Last Word spoke to Sir Nicholas Kenyon CBE, Managing Director of the Barbican Centre.

Barbara Harrell-Bond OBE

Born 7 November 1932; died 11 July 2018, aged 85.

Last Word spoke to Professor Roger Zetter, Emeritus Professor and former Director of the Refugee Studies Centre; and Dr Laura Hammond of SOAS, her friend, colleague and former student.

Sam Chisholm

Born 8 October 1939; died 9 July 2018, aged 78.

Last Word spoke to Raymond Snoddy, journalist, television presenter, author and media commentator.

Steve Ditko

Born 2 November 1927; died 29 June 2018, aged 90.

Writer Michael Carlson pays tribute.

Anna Sándor de Kénos

Born 21 March 1921; died 18 May 2018, aged 97.

Last Word spoke to her friend, writer Dr Michael O'Sullivan.


Role Contributor
Presenter Julian Worricker
Interviewed Guest Nicholas Kenyon
Interviewed Guest Roger Zetter
Interviewed Guest Laura Hammond
Interviewed Guest Raymond Snoddy
Interviewed Guest Michael Carlson
Interviewed Guest Michael O'Sullivan