The Queen’s personal chef who divulged her food likes and dislikes, and who also worked for Prince Charles and Princess Diana.
Born in South America, she married four times, becoming one of the world’s richest women and a major philantropist. But two of her husbands died in mysterious circumstances.
A lecturer in art and textiles she became world snooker champion, overcoming immense prejudice. She was also a witness in a snooker murder.
He became an accidental champion bobsleigher, once partnering a notorious murderer. He loved speed, created his own racetrack and spotted young athletic talent.
Discovered a ruined medieval church in Norfolk, he restored it single-handedly and had to fight off satanists to do so.
An RAF pilot at 19 he was a Pathfinder and was then shot down over Holland. A POW in a notorious camp he went on to fly in the Berlin Airlift, survive a terrible crash and reach his 100th birthday.