Summers: ‘I don’t compromise if I believe in something,’ he said. ‘Why would I? My whole life has been about belief’

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Professor Stephen Ellis was condemned by the ANC for revealing Nelson Mandela's communist affiliations

One critic said: ‘Ellis’s undisguised purpose in the 1980s was to discredit the ANC’

Bob Johnston, right, with Bob Dylan, left, and Johnny Cash in 1969

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He also was behind the albums by Cash, Cohen and Simon and Garfunkel

Louise Suggs: the female golfer who helped pioneer the women's game and beat Hogan and Snead

The often abrasive champion won more than 60 tournaments

Nigel Mackenzie was the British restaurateur behind the banoffee pie

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Soon customers were ringing from London to check it was still on the menu

Kelsey: an enduring legacy

Frances Oldham Kelsey: Scientist who blocked the sale of thalidomide in the US, saving countless unborn children from its dire effects

President John F. Kennedy presented Kelsey with the President’s Award for Distinguished Federal Civilian Service

Wise on the set of 'Inspector Morse' in 1996
Lewis in character as Blakey in 1984, launching the Labour Party’s European elections campaign bus with Neil Kinnock and Barbara Castle

Stephen Lewis: Actor best known as the miserable, pettifogging Blakey, always second best to Reg Varney in 'On the Buses'

The catchphrase “I ’ate you, Butler” was familiar to 16 million television viewers who regularly watched Stephen Lewis as Blakey in the raucous 1970s sitcom On the Buses. Miserable, petty and foul-tempered, Inspector Cyril Blake of the Luxton & District Traction Company was forever in conflict with one of his drivers, jack-the-lad Stan Butler (Reg Varney), and chirpy conductor Jack Harper (Bob Grant), who saw the No 11 bus as a route to attractive women. “Get that bus out!” and “I’ve got you this time, Butler!” were Lewis’s other most-used lines.

Woodward scores from the spot for Sheffield United against Fulham in 1977

Alan Woodward: Sheffield United winger who possessed a stinging shot and became the Blades’ leading post-war goalscorer

When Alan Woodward was racking up nearly a double-century of goals for Sheffield United in the decade and a half from 1964, Bramall Lane regulars viewed it as a mystery bordering on the bizarre – or even the downright scandalous – that the rampaging flankman was never capped by England.

More feared than Pinochet: Contreras in 1992

General Manuel Contreras: Chilean secret-police chief who was Augusto Pinochet's right-hand man during the dictator’s brutal regime

General Manuel Contreras was Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet’s right-hand man, head of the DINA secret police which kidnapped, tortured or killed thousands of left-wing Chilean civilians in the years after Pinochet’ 1973 coup. He was serving a 505-year jail sentence for crimes against humanity when he died aged 86 in the intensive care unit of a military hospital in the capital, Santiago. He had been admitted almost a year ago with kidney problems which recently became critical.

Sheridan, centre, with fellow ‘Hitchhiker’s Guide’ cast members Simon Jones, Geoffrey McGivern, Mark Wing-Davey and Stephen Moore, in 2004

Susan Sheridan: Voice actor behind a host of children's TV favourites who also originated Trillian in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Sheridan, who died of breast cancer, also voiced video games, read audio books and ran a voice-coaching business, Professional Voice

Warden, centre, with Neil Kinnock and Margaret Thatcher at the Lobby centenary lunch in 1984

Jack Warden: Admired political journalist whose enviable contacts led to memorable scoops for the Daily Express

Politicians knew that Warden would not betray them to their colleagues

Wiernicki: escaped the Nazis on a march to a prison camp

John Wiernicki: Polish resistance fighter who was captured by the Nazis and later wrote about his experiences in Auschwitz

Wiernicki was sent to Auschwitz for having false identification papers. Had the Gestapo known he was a partisan fighter, he would doubtless have been shot

Strikingly original: Collins receiving a fellowship at King Alfred’s College, Winchester, in 2012

Irene Collins: Writer of revealing books about Napoleon and Austen who became the first female Dean of Liverpool University

An original and meticulous scholar, Collins was also a superb communicator

Jack Gold: Bafta-winning director of confrontational documentaries and touching dramas, including Goodnight Mister Tom

Gold was a steadfast storyteller who put people centre stage

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