Last Word - 01/10/2010

On Last Word this week: He starred in some of Hollywood's greatest movies, but he never won an Oscar. We reflect on the life and loves of Hollywood legend Tony Curtis. We hear the story of the abortive coup against Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev as we remember Gennady Yanayev, the vice president who tried to topple his boss. Also Catherine Walker, the discreet fashion designer who created spectacular dresses for Diana Princess of Wales. Jimi Heselden, the self made businessman from Yorkshire who gave millions to charity and died whilst out riding his Segway scooter And the self styled King of the Buskers Don Partridge who had a hit in the late sixties with the single "Rosie".


  • 2010-10-01 16:00:00 - 2010-10-01 16:30:00 on Radio 4 FM, Radio 4 LW,
  • 2010-10-03 20:30:00 - 2010-10-03 21:00:00 on Radio 4 FM, Radio 4 LW,