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Tony Bullimore, Aiko Herzig-Yoshinaga, Barry Chuckle, June Jacobs, Tommy Peoples

Matthew Bannister on yachtsman Tony Bullimore, campaigner Aiko Herzig-Yoshinaga, comedian Barry Chuckle, activist June Jacobs and fiddle player Tommy Peoples.

Pictured: Barry Chuckle

Matthew Bannister on

Tony Bullimore, the self styled "Del Boy of yacht racing" who was trapped under the hull of his boat for 4 days during a solo round the world race.

Aiko Herzig-Yoshinaga, the Japanese American woman who was interned in the USA during the World War Two and later fought for and won a presidential apology and compensation for her fellow inmates.

Barry Chuckle - one half of the Chuckle Brothers who entertained a generation of children on TV.

June Jacobs, the Jewish activist who caused controversy by meeting members of the Palestine Liberation Organisation.

Tommy Peoples, the award winning Irish fiddle player of the Bothy Band.

Producer: Paul Waters

Archive clips from: BBC News 20/06/73; ChuckleVision, BBC TV.

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28 minutes

Tony Bullimore

Born 15 January 1939; died 31 July 2018, aged 79.

Last Word spoke to Barry Pickthall, former Times yachting correspondent who sailed with Tony, and Roy Hackett, who was on the management committee of the Bamboo Club.

Aiko Herzig-Yoshinaga

Born 5 August 1924; died 18 July 2018, aged 93.

Last Word spoke to Peter Irons, who worked with Aiko on research into the treatment of Japanese-Americans.

Barry Chuckle

Born 24 December 1944; died 5 August 2018, aged 73.

Last Word spoke to Gail Renard, friend and ChuckleVision writer.

June Jacobs

Born 1 June 1930; died 22 July 2018, aged 88.

Last Word spoke to her friend, Rabbi Jeremy Gordon.

Tommy Peoples

Born 1948; died 3 August 2018, aged 70.

Last Word spoke to Paul Brady, who recorded an album with Tommy.


Role Contributor
Presenter Matthew Bannister
Interviewed Guest Barry Pickthall
Interviewed Guest Roy Hackett
Interviewed Guest Jeremy Gordon
Interviewed Guest Gail Renard
Interviewed Guest Peter Irons
Interviewed Guest Paul Brady
Producer Paul Waters