Sydney Brenner, Dan Robbins, Edda Tasiemka, Ian McDonald
Matthew Bannister on molecular biologist Sydney Brenner, artist Dan Robbins, archivist Edda Tasiemka and Ministry of Defence spokesman Ian McDonald.
Pictured: Sydney Brenner
Matthew Bannister on
Sydney Brenner, the Nobel Prize-winning biologist who worked with Francis Crick to map DNA.
Dan Robbins, the artist who invented painting by numbers.
Edda Tasiemka, the archivist who kept a comprehensive newspaper and magazine cuttings collection in her North London home.
Ian McDonald, the Ministry of Defence spokesman during the Falklands War who became a familiar face on TV and was known for his sonorous delivery.
Interviewed guest: Professor Jonathan Hodgkin
Interviewed guest: Larry Robbins
Interviewed guest: Robert Lacey
Interviewed guest: Ian Mather
Interviewed guest: Revel Barker
Producer: Paula McGinley
Born 13 January 1927; died 5 April 2019, aged 92.
Last Word spoke to his former colleague Professor Jonathan Hodgkin, Emeritus Professor of Genetics at the University of Oxford.
Born 29 March 1936; died 28 March 2019, aged 82.
Last Word spoke to Ian Mather, former defence correspondent for the Observer, and Revel Barker, former defence correspondent for the Sunday Mirror.
Born 5 August 1922; died 30 March 2019, aged 96.
Last Word spoke to Robert Lacey, historian and writer.
Born 26 May 1925; died 1 April 2019, aged 93.
Last Word spoke to his son Larry Robbins.