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12 minutes ago, Joey Russ said:

Wish rockhopper was still here to do this, he made last word a lot more entertaining than anyone could ever try to do...

 

It's an unmissable show (imo) but there isn't that much discussion you can get out of it here, really.

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Today's Special: Mary Ellis; Shinobu Hashimoto; William McBride; Lincoln Brower; Mahendra Kaul.

 

 

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39 minutes ago, YoungWillz said:

Today's Special: Mary Ellis; Shinobu Hashimoto; William McBride; Lincoln Brower; Mahendra Kaul.

 

 

No Bernard Hepton.

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Last time on last word: Tony Bullimore, Aiko Herzig-Yoshinaga, Barry Chuckle, June Jacobs, Tommy Peoples

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This week: VS Naipaul; Nan Joyce; Winston Ntshona; Aretha Franklin.

 

 

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Did Hepton get fully snubbed? That's shocking given the names on offer of late.

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2 hours ago, Spade_Cooley said:

Harpist Helen MacLeod (who is still taking bookings on her website)

Eh, let's not harp on that too long.

 

As I am looking for names for my classical music theme team, maybe I should check out more harpists? You know, like Royal Harpist Catrin Finch.

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I am hoping Lindsay Kemp will be a shoe in next week

 

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This week: Lindsay Kemp; John Calder; Hilary Lister; John Calcutt; Neil Simon.

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Big fan of this line-up, ngl:

 

Burt Reynolds

Lord Peter Melchett 

Rita Borsellino

Ajit Wadekar

 

Reynolds' one features contributions from Karen Krizanovich, who gen-xers will remember as Sky Magazine's agony aunt in the mid-90s. Very excited for the Boresellino segment.

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6 minutes ago, Spade_Cooley said:

Big fan of this line-up, ngl:

 

Burt Reynolds

Lord Peter Melchett 

Rita Borsellino

Ajit Wadekar

 

Reynolds' one features contributions from Karen Krizanovich, who gen-xers will remember as Sky Magazine's agony aunt in the mid-90s. Very excited for the Boresellino segment.

The fact that Jacqueline Pearce is not in there is a travesty of the highest order. The BBC should show some loyalty to their own.

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Surprised that John McCain isn’t in there. You’d think that someone who had as big of an impact in politics as McCain would be a shoo in for this...

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If there were too many populist picks who got massive coverage elsewhere, it wouldn't be on Radio 4.

 

It's incredibly British.

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43 minutes ago, Spade_Cooley said:

 Karen Krizanovich, who gen-xers will remember as Sky Magazine's agony aunt in the mid-90s.

 

I've forgotten what a gen-xer is, but I remember her from somewhere.  I don't think it was Sky Magazine though.  She also went by Karen K in some columns.

 

To clarify - I don't dispute she was in Sky Magazine, I just don't remember ever reading it. 

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8 minutes ago, Toast said:

 

I've forgotten what a gen-xer is

 

Folk born in the late 60s or the 1970s ie the bit in-between baby boomers and millennials.

 

People who come up with these tags are all wankers and wrong uns, imo.

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On 07/09/2018 at 16:19, Bibliogryphon said:

The fact that Jacqueline Pearce is not in there is a travesty of the highest order. The BBC should show some loyalty to their own.

 

Panic over.

 

 

Lady Coleridge, the nurse and adventurer who explored the Congo river with Colonel John Blashford-Snell. He pays tribute.

 

Jalaluddin Haqqani, the Afghan warlord who was backed by the CIA to fight the Soviets but sided with the Taliban after the civil war.

Jacqueline Pearce, the actor best known for playing villains in "Blake's Seven" and "Dr Who".

Lord Thomas, the Chief Executive who introduced ethical banking at the Co-op.

And Stan Brock , the cowboy and pilot who provided free health care to thousands in the USA.

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This thread died a death. Oh well, on this week:

 

Aubrey Manning, zoologist and BBC nature broadcaster – BBC2’s Earthstory (we appear to have missed this?)

Max Levitas – Cable Street veteran

Babs Beverley

Janet Paisley – Scottish poet

Stan Lee

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Yeah, it would have been interesting to see what they did during last month's death drought.

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8 hours ago, gcreptile said:

Yeah, it would have been interesting to see what they did during last month's death drought.

 

21st Sept
Denis Norden - TV broadcaster
Diane Leather - first woman to run the sub-5 minute mile
Johnny Kingdom - nature broadcaster and DDT pal.
Fenella Fielding - legend

 

 

28th Sept
Chas Hodges - singer
MJ Long - Architect, British Library
Arthur Mitchell - ballet dancer
Rick Turner - archaeologist who found Lindow Man
Rachid Taha - singer

 

 

5th october
Charles Aznavour - singer
Charles Kao- Nobel Prize
Elizabeth de Mauny Wainwright
John Cunliffe - Postman Pat creator

 

 

12th October
Ray Galton - Hancock's Half Hour/Steptoe and Son creator
Prof Gerald Russell - psychiatrist who discovered bulimia.
Evelyn Anthony - British author
Sir Roger Gibbs -Wellcome Trust and Arsenal FC director
Montserrat Caballe - singer

 

 

19th October
Paul Allen - Microsoft
Mary Midgley - theologian
Leon Lederman - Nobel Prize
Roger Mainwood - Ethel and Ernest director

 

 

26th October
Anthea Bell - translator, Asterix
Captain Michael Howard - Nazi hunter
Baroness Hollis - Blair government minister and political biographist
Cicely Berry - RSC
Tony Hiller - songwriter

 

 

2nd November
Wanda Ferragamo - shoe manufacturer
Wim Kok - Dutch PM
Ntozake Shange - American playwright/feminist
Mohamed Sahnoun - Algerian diplomat apparently massively influential in Africa.
Keith Kilby - a pacifist.

 

 

9th November
Lord Heywood - former top civil servant and 2019 Pan Breed lock.
Pamela Lonsdale - Producer of Rainbow
Sangharakshita - controversial Buddhist leader
Tom Jago - distiller, Last Drop, created Johnnie Walker and Baileys Irish Cream.
Francis Lai - composer

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Am I the Last Word guy now? Blockbuster line up this week:

 

John Large, the man Greenpeace, the US, the UK, the Russians and the North Koreans all asked about for his nuclear specialism.

William Goldman, the great screenwriter

Dr Sarah Ntiro, the Rosa Parks of Uganda

Richard Baker, of Mary Mungo and Midge fame (heh)

Patsy Rodgers, musician and Irish King.

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Well, I always like to read the line-up, but just can't be bothered to check myself :P

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The Patsy Rodgers one was Great.

 

Welcomed tourists with an accordion and played cards for beef.

 

King maybe, Hero definite.

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Baroness Trumpington

Roy Bailey - folk singer and sociologist

Henry Stevens - police man who won the George Cross for beating up a thief who shot him

Bernardo Bertolucci

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Harry Leslie Smith's son has confirmed he will be on today's programme talking about his father.

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