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Professor Roy Acheson, epidemiologist, 73; Mr Brian Aldiss, writer, 69; Sir Bryan Askew, chairman, Yorkshire Regional Health Authority, 64; Dame Josephine Barnes, gynaecologist, 82; Dr Ray Bettley, dermatologist, 85; Mr James Birrell, former chief executive, Halifax Building Society, 61; M Marcel Carne, film director, 85; Mr Godfrey Evans, cricketer, 74; Lord Grantchester QC, 73; Mr Robert Horton, chairman, Railtrack and vice-chairman, British Rail, 55; Dame Moura Lympany, concert pianist, 78; Sir John Mason, President, University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (Umist), 71; Mr Hugh Peppiatt, chairman, Moorfields Eye Hospital, 64; Sir David Pitblado, former Comptroller and Auditor-General, 82; Mr Roman Polanski, film director, 61; Sir Humphrey Potts, High Court judge, 63; Mr Robert Redford, actor, 57; M Alain Robbe-Grillet, novelist and film director, 72; Mr Willie Rushton, broadcaster, 57; Mr Patrick Shovelton, vice-

chairman, Maersk Co, 75; General Bramwell H. Tillsley, General of the Salvation Army, 63; Mr Caspar Weinberger, former US Secretary of Defence, 77; Mr Charles Wilson, managing director, Mirror Group Newspapers, 59; Professor John Wilson, economist, 78; Miss Shelley Winters, actress, 72.