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Dame Jocelyn Barrow DBE, Keith Critchlow, Leonard ‘Nipper’ Read, John Prine

Matthew Bannister on artist and geometrist Keith Critchlow, campaigner Dame Jocelyn Barrow, detective Leonard 'Nipper' Read, singer John Prine.

Pictured: Dame Jocelyn Barrow

Matthew Bannister on

The artist, professor of architecture and expert on sacred geometry Keith Critchlow. He was a key figure in the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts and advised on the design of Islamic-influenced buildings all over the world.

Dame Jocelyn Barrow who was an educator and leading campaigner against racial discrimination. She was the first black woman to be a Governor of the BBC.

Leonard 'Nipper' Read, the respected detective who doggedly pursued the Kray twins.

John Prine, the American country singer known for writing songs which offer a wry commentary on the human condition.

Interviewed guest: Jon Allen
Interviewed guest: Ian Skelly
Interviewed guest: Baroness Valerie Amos
Interviewed guest: Professor Dick Hobbs
Interviewed guest: Bob Harris

Producer: Neil George

Archive clips from: Britain's Best Buildings, BBC Two 16/11/2002; Night Waves, Radio 3 07/12/2004; Analysis, Radio 4 28/10/1976; It’s a Fair Cop: Leonard ‘Nipper’ Read, Radio 4 07/12/1976; BBC News, BBC One 13/10/1969.

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28 minutes

Keith Critchlow

Born 16 March 1933; died 8 April 2020, aged 87.

Last Word spoke to architect Jon Allen and BBC presenter Ian Skelly.

Dame Jocelyn Barrow DBE

Born 15 April 1929; died 9 April 2020, aged 90.

Last Word spoke to Baroness Valerie Amos, director of SOAS.

Leonard ‘Nipper’ Read

Born 31 March 1925; died 7 April 2020, aged 95.

Last Word spoke to criminologist Professor Dick Hobbs.

John Prine

Born 10 October 1946; died 7 April 2020, aged 73.

Last Word spoke to BBC presenter Bob Harris.



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