This conversation was recorded in 1999.
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Mary Peters CH DBE: Mary Peters won the gold medal for the Pentathlon at the Munich Olympics in 1972, beating the West German favourite by the narrowest of margins with a performance which also broke the world record. Mary represented Northern Ireland at every Commonwealth Games between 1958 and 1974, winning medals in the shot as well as the Pentathlon. She was awarded the DBE in 2000 and was made a Companion of Honour in the 2015 New Year’s Honours List.
Cliff Morgan OBE CVO: “Morgan the Magnificent” was the title given to Cliff Morgan by South African newspapers when he toured the country with the British Lions team in 1955. His success in that tour earned him the captaincy of Wales the following season. Cliff was born into a mining family in the Rhondda in 1930 and joined Cardiff Rugby Club straight from school, playing at fly-half. The first of his 29 caps for Wales was won in 1951. When his playing career ended in 1958 he became a successful broadcaster and manager with the BBC. He died in 2013.