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Charles Jencks, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Irene Shubik, Raymond Leppard

Matthew Bannister on architectural historian Charles Jencks, ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, TV producer Irene Shubik and conductor Raymond Leppard.

Pictured: Charles Jencks

Matthew Bannister on

The architectural historian Charles Jencks, who was known as the godfather of postmodernism. He also involved leading architects in designing cancer treatment centres named after his wife Maggie. Lord Foster pays tribute.

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the fanatical leader of ISIS who was behind the killing and torture of thousands of victims.

Irene Shubik, the TV producer who created "Rumpole of the Bailey" and "The Jewel in the Crown".

Raymond Leppard, the conductor and arranger who revived interest in baroque Italian opera with acclaimed productions at Glyndebourne.

Interviewed guest: Dame Laura Lee DBE
Interviewed guest: Lord Norman Foster
Interviewed guest: Oliver Wainwright
Interviewed guest: Andrew Hosken
Interviewed guest: Judith Burnley
Interviewed guest: Sir Nicolas Kenyon

Producer: Neil George

Archive clips from: Desert Island Discs, Radio 4 06/07/2012; Look North, BBC One 29/12/11; Islamic State Leader, Wall Street Journal 05/07/2014; In Tune, Radio 3 15/11/2013; In Tune, Radio 3 13/12/2010; Rumpole of the Bailey, BBC One 1975; The Jewel in the Crown, Granada Television 1984; Edna, the Inebriate Woman, BBC One 21/10/1971.

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Charles Jencks

Born 21 June 1939; died 13 October 2019, aged 80.

Last Word spoke to Dame Laura Lee DBE, Chief Executive of Maggie’s Centres, architect Lord Norman Foster, and Oliver Wainwright, the Guardian's architecture and design critic.

Abu Bakr al Baghdadi

Born 1 July 1971; died 26 October 2019, aged 48.

Last Word spoke to BBC reporter Andrew Hosken.

Irene Shubik

Born 26 December 1929; died 26 September 2019, aged 89.

Last Word spoke to her friend, author Judith Burnley.

Raymond Leppard

Born 11 August 1927; died 22 October 2019, aged 92.

Last Word spoke to Sir Nicolas Kenyon, Managing Director of the Barbican Centre.