Pictured: Sir Sean Connery
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Sir Sean Connery, seen by many as the definitive James Bond, he won an Oscar for The Untouchables and was a supporter of the Scottish National Party.
Eavan Boland, who changed the course of Irish poetry by making women’s experiences central to her work.
The footballer Nobby Stiles, one of only two Englishmen to have won both the World Cup and the European Cup.
Bobby Ball, the comedian whose double act with Tommy Cannon was hugely popular on TV during the 1980s. His catchphrase was “Rock On Tommy”.
Interviewed guest: Christopher Bray
Interviewed guest: Professor Peggy Reynolds
Interviewed guest: Mary Robinson
Interviewed guest: Alex Stepney
Interviewed guest: Gary Richardson
Interviewed guest: Rob Harper
Interviewed guest: Darren Harper
Interviewed guest: Lee Mack
Producer: Neil George
Archive clips from: Sean Connery In His Own Words, BBC 2 Scotland 18/08/2015; Dr No, directed by Terence Young, Eon Productions 1962; With Great Pleasure, Radio 4 09/11/2000; ‘Our Future Will Become The Past of Other Women’ by Eavan Boland, read by Fiona Shaw, The Royal Irish Academy 09/12/2018; Archive on 4: Four Women Poets Today, Radio 4 18/07/2020; My Top Ten: Bobby Ball, Radio 1 15/09/1985; Not Going Out, BBC One 30/12/2009.