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Jacques Chirac, Sir Michael Edwardes, Cokie Roberts, Pat Cavendish O’Neill

Julian Worricker on former French president Jacques Chirac; Sir Michael Edwardes, chairman of British Leyland; TV journalist Cokie Roberts; racehorse trainer Pat Cavendish O'Neill.

Pictured: Jacques Chirac

Julian Worricker on:

Jacques Chirac, mayor of Paris for eighteen years, who served twice as French Prime Minister and twice as French president....

The man who took on the toughest of managerial assignments - running British Leyland in the late 1970s - Sir Michael Edwardes....

US television journalist and presenter, Cokie Roberts, credited with changing the role of women in the newsroom....

Pat Cavendish O'Neill, the racehorse trainer and breeder, who built up a menagerie of rescue animals in Kenya and South Africa.

Interviewed guest: Agnes Poirier
Interviewed guest: Nick Jones
Interviewed guest: Michael Goldfarb
Interviewed guest: Mark McGinness

Producer: Neil George

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Jacques Chirac

Born 29 November 1932; died 26 September 2019, aged 86.

Last Word spoke to journalist Agnes Poirier.

Sir Michael Edwardes

Born 11 October 1930; died 15 September 2019, aged 88.

Last Word spoke to former BBC Industrial Correspondent Nick Jones.

Cokie Roberts

Born 27 December 1943; died 17 September 2019, aged 75.

Last Word spoke to Michael Goldfarb, cultural commentator on American affairs. 

Pat Cavendish O’Neill

Born 30 June 1925; died 11 June 2019, aged 93.

Last Word spoke to writer Mark McGinness.