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TODAY: Mr David Blatherwick, Ambassador to Egypt, 55; Professor Derek Brewer, former Master of Emmanuel College, Cambridge, 73; Sir Richard Buxton, High Court judge, 58; Sir James Craig, Arabic scholar and Vice- Chairman, Middle East Association, 72; Mr Moss Evans, former trade union leader, 71; Mr Harrison Ford, actor, 54; Vice-Admiral the Hon Sir Nicholas Hill-Norton, former Deputy Chief of Defence Staff, 57; Mr Ian Hislop, Editor, Private Eye, 36; Mr Peter Job, chief executive, Reuters, 55; Sir Philip Jones, chairman, Total Oil Marine, 65; Mr Kenneth Machin, Chief Social Security Commissioner, 60; Vice-Admiral Sir Gerard Mansfield, 75; Dr Ghillean Prance, Director, Kew Gardens, 59; Brigadier Dame Jean Rivett- Drake, former director, WRAC, 87; Mr Chris Serle, television presenter, 53; Miss Rachel Squire MP, 42; Mr Patrick Stewart, actor, 56; Mr David Storey, playwright, 63; Professor the Rev Dr Anthony Thiselton, head of the Department of Theology, Nottingham University, 59; Professor Jeff Thompson, chairman, British Association for the Advancement of Science, 58; Sir Garfield Todd, former prime minister, Southern Rhodesia, 88; Professor Sir Bernard Tomlinson, pathologist, 76; Mme Simone Veil, MEP, 69.

TOMORROW: The Earl of Arran, former Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard, 58; Miss Polly Bergen, actress, singer and cosmetics executive, 66; Mr Ingmar Bergman, film-maker, 78; Sir Alan Cockshaw, chairman, AMEC, 59; Miss Vera Di Palma, accountant, 65; Mr Robert Dunn MP, 50; Air Chief Marshal Sir David Evans, Bath King of Arms, 72; Sir Nigel Fisher, former MP, 83; Mr Gerald Ford, former US President, 83; Mr Michael Hardie, former High Commissioner to the Gambia, 58; Sir David Hardy, chairman, Bankers Trust Investment Management, 66; Mr Illtyd Harrington, former leader of the GLC, 65; Air Chief Marshal Sir Patrick Hine, Military Adviser to British Aerospace, 64; Mr Robert G. Hughes MP, 45; Miss Sue Lawley, television presenter, 50; Mr Bruce Oldfield, fashion designer, 46; Lord Rees-Mogg, journalist, 68; Mr John Sclater, chairman, Hill Samuel Bank, 56; The Right Rev James Smith, Bishop of Bradford, 61; Sir Richard Trehane, former chairman, Milk Marketing Board, 83; Mr Anthony Waterlow, chairman and managing director, Kodak, 58; Professor Sir Geoffrey Wilkinson, chemist, 75.