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Last Word is an obituary BBC radio series broadcast weekly on Radio 4. Each week the lives of several famous people who have recently died are summarised with narration, and interviews with people who knew them. The programme is normally presented by Matthew Bannister, although on odd occasions it has been presented by other people such as Kate Silverton or Julian Worricker. The programme was first broadcast on 10 February 2006.[1]

Last Word
Running time28 minutes
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Home stationBBC Radio 4
Hosted byMatthew Bannister
Original release10 February 2006 – present
WebsiteBBC website page


  1. ^ Reynolds, Gillian (10 February 2006). "Today's TV & radio choices". The Telegraph. London. Radio choices by Gillian Reynolds. Retrieved 22 July 2017.