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TODAY: Lord Alexander of Weedon, QC, chairman, National Westminster Bank, 62; Mr Malcolm Allison, football manager, 71; Miss Meg Beresford, former general secretary, CND, 61; Mr David Brabham, racing driver, 33; Mr Johnny Briggs, actor, 63; Mr Dick Clement, director and scriptwriter, 61; Dr Jack Colover, neurologist, 85; Mr Richard Dunn, executive director, News International Television, 55; Miss Tracy Edwards, yachtswoman, 36; Sir Robin Fearn, former ambassador to Spain, 64; Dr David Fussey, Vice- Chancellor, Greenwich University, 55; Mr David Graham, former chief constable, Cheshire, 65; Dame Elizabeth Hedley-Miller, former senior civil servant, 75; Professor Julian Hunt, former chief executive, Meteorological Office, 57; Mr Michael Lees, actor, 71; Sir Francis Loyd, former colonial administrator, 82; Mr Kevin McNamara MP, 64; Sir John Mummery, a Lord Justice of Appeal, 60; Mr Bob Newhart, actor and comedian, 69; Canon Lord Pilkington of Oxenford, former chairman, Broadcasting Complaints Commission, 65; Miss Jean Rankine, former deputy director, British Museum, 57; Mr Al Stewart, rock singer and songwriter, 53; Mr George Tremlett, writer, journalist and bookseller, 59; Mr Paul A. Volcker, former chairman, American Federal Reserve Board, 71; Miss Raquel Welch, actress, 58; Professor Sir Denys Wilkinson, nuclear physicist, 76.

TOMORROW: The Right Rev John Bickersteth, former Bishop of Bath and Wells, 77; Mr Brian Booth, rector and chief executive, University of Central Lancashire, 56; Mr Simon Burns MP, 46; Mr Sherban Cantacuzino, former secretary, Royal Fine Art Commission, 70; Sir Derman Christopherson, former Master, Magdalene College, Cambridge, 83; Miss Britt Ekland, actress, 55; Mr Tim Henman, tennis player, 24; Sir Andrew Hugh Smith, chairman, Penna plc, 67; Sir John Johnson, former diplomat, 68; Mr Roger Knight, secretary, MCC, 52; Mr Roger Law, puppeteer, 57; Sir Colin McColl, former head of MI6, 66; Mr George Mann, cricketer and former chairman, TCCB, 81; Miss Monica Mason, ballerina, 57; Lord O'Hagan, former MEP, 53; Sir Peter Pain, former High Court judge, 85; Sir James Stubblefield, geologist, 97; Miss Jackie Trent, singer and lyricist, 58; Mr Terence Wood, former ambassador to Austria, 62.