Pictured: Herbert Kretzmer
Matthew Bannister on
Herbert Kretzmer, the journalist turned lyricist, best known for writing the lyrics for the musical Les Misérables.
James Nash, the flamboyant adventurer who came under fire as a Colonial Officer in the Middle East during the last days of the British Empire.
Tom Maschler, the influential publisher who promoted the careers of many leading novelists and founded the Booker Prize.
Sister Chiara Hatton Hall, known as 'The Galloping Nun'. She taught Princess Anne and many other students to ride before taking holy orders as a forty-two year old widow.
Interviewed guest: Don Black
Interviewed guest: Russell Davies
Interviewed guest: John Harding
Interviewed guest: Peter Straus
Interviewed guest: Sister Jane Bertelsen
Interviewed guest: Ginny Elliott MBE
Interviewed guest: Steve Axon
Producer: Neil George
Archive clips from: The Reunion, Radio 4 17/10/2003; Desert Island Discs, Radio 4 17/10/2003; Gamal Abdel Nasser’s speech on Yemen 1962, IEPlus 27/03/2015; Everything You Need To Know About The Permissive Society, Radio 4 22/07/1971; Kaleidoscope: First Among Equals, Radio 4 22/10/1986; Burghley Horse Trials, AP / British Movietone 21/07/2015; Nuns’ Vows at Ladywell Convent 1962, British Pathe 13/04/2014.