BBC Radio 4 Obituary Programme ‘The Last Word’: Colin Dexter (24th March 2017)

Radio 4’s weekly obituary programme, telling the life stories of those who have died recently.

Matthew spoke to Colin Dexter’s friend and fellow crime writer Val McDermid and to Professor Simon Barker of the University of Chichester. Colin Dexter, born 29 September 1930; died 21 March 2017 aged 86.

Author: Chris Sullivan

After having looked after my mum for some 11 years she is now unfortunately in a nursing home. I'm afraid her dementia worsened as did her physical capabilities. UPDATE: My mum died from Covid-19 on the 6th May 2020. So, for the first time in 21 years I find myself no longer caring for anyone. Apart from my mum I was also a single parent to two children and also looked after my dad who had Alzheimers, (he died in 2005). So, I have decided to return to University to try and get another degree this time in English Literature. (My other degree I got some 30 years ago is one in Ecological Science). After a year at college I have passed all grades and now will start Edinburgh University in September 2019. I am now in second year having passed all the requirements in first year.

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