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Dr Henry Lynch, Judith Krantz, Lord Patel of Blackburn, Anthony Hedges

Matthew Bannister on medical researcher Dr Henry Lynch, author Judith Krantz, businessman Lord Patel and composer Anthony Hedges.

Pictured: Judith Krantz

Matthew Bannister on

Dr. Henry Lynch whose painstaking medical research revealed the causes of hereditary cancers.

Judith Krantz, the American author who made a huge commercial success from her sex and shopping novels.

Lord Patel, the Indian-born businessman who became a key figure in community relations in his adopted town of Blackburn.

Anthony Hedges, the British composer whose prolific output ranged from light music to symphonies and choral works.

Interviewed guest: Professor Patrick M Lynch
Interviewed guest: Penny Warren
Interviewed guest: Sarah Hughes
Interviewed guest: Jack Straw
Interviewed guest: Julia Langdon
Interviewed guest: Paul Conway
Interviewed guest: Colin Bayliss

Producer: Neil George

Archive clips from: Horizon, BBC Two 04/11/2000; Genetic Mutations as Causes of Cancer, Ecancer/Vimeo; Remembering Dr Henry Lynch, KETV NewsWatch 7 03/06/2019; Princess Daisy, directed by Waris Hussein, National Broadcasting Company/ Steve Krantz Productions 1983; Scruples, directed by Alan J. Levi, Lou Step Productions/Warner Bros. Television 1980; Judith Krantz, BBC Sound Archive 01/05/1979.

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Dr Henry Lynch

Born 4 January 1928; died 2 June 2019, aged 91.

Last Word spoke to his son Professor Patrick M Lynch and writer Penny Warren.

Judith Krantz

Born 9 January 1928; died 22 June 2019, aged 91.

Last Word spoke to journalist Sarah Hughes.  

Lord Patel of Blackburn

Born 7 June 1940; died 29 May 2019, aged 78.

Last Word spoke to politician Jack Straw and journalist Julia Langdon.

Anthony Hedges

Born 5 March 1931; died 19 June 2019, aged 88.

Last Word spoke to composer and music expert Paul Conway, and writer Colin Bayliss.