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Last Word

BBC Radio 4
Society & CulturePersonal Journals

Radio 4's weekly obituary programme, telling the life stories of those who have died recently


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4.3 out of 5 stars from 280 ratings
  • Death loses its sting!

    The range of people is excellent and interesting: a good listen.

    Apple Podcasts
    United Kingdom4 months ago
  • It’s 2022

    In 2022 why dose Matthew Bannister think it’s ok to say “ taken the Micky “ dose he not know that it’s an anti Irish saying from the last century?

    Apple Podcasts
    United Kingdom6 months ago
  • Excellent. Are you working on a section for Jana Bennett?

    Podcast Addict
    7 months ago
  • Always interesting

    Podcast Addict
    9 months ago
  • Last Word

    I love this podcast, inspiring, fascinating, informative. The very best of listening

    Apple Podcasts
    United Kingdom2 years ago

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