Aretha Franklin, VS Naipaul, Winston Ntshona, Nan Joyce
Obituary Series. Matthew Bannister on author VS Naipaul, activist Nan Joyce, actor Winston Ntshona and singer Aretha Franklin.
Pictured: Aretha Franklin
Matthew Bannister on
Sir VS Naipaul, the Nobel prize winning author of acclaimed books including "A House For Mr Biswas" and "A Bend in The River". He was a controversial figure who fell out with some of his fellow writers and was accused of cruelty in his relationships.
Nan Joyce, who campaigned for the rights of Ireland's travelling people.
Winston Ntshona,, the South African actor who won a Tony award for his Broadway performance in Athol Fugard's play "Sizwe Banze Is Dead" but was arrested by the apartheid government on his return home.
And the "Queen of Soul" Aretha Franklin.
Producer: Paul Waters
Archive clips from: African and Caribbean Writing: A House for Mr Biswas, Radio 4 03/05/1981; Desert Island Discs, Radio 4 05/07/1980; Profile, Radio 4 11/05/1984; Omnibus, Radio 1 21/04/1988; Paul Gambaccini: Aretha Franklin Interview, Radio 1 01/01/2000; Night Waves, Radio 3 19/03/2007.
Born 25 March 1942; died 16 August 2018, aged 76.
Last Word spoke to broadcaster and DJ Trevor Nelson.
Sir VS Naipaul
Born 17 August 1932; died 11 August 2018, aged 85.
Last Word spoke to Aatish Taseer, author of "The Way Things Were".
Born 6 October 1941; died 2 August 2018, aged 76.
Last Word spoke to actor and friend John Kani.
Born 1940; died 7 August 2018, aged 78.
Last Word spoke to publisher Anna Farmar.
|Interviewed Guest||Aatish Taseer|
|Interviewed Guest||Anna Farmar|
|Interviewed Guest||John Kani|
|Interviewed Guest||Trevor Nelson|