Generations Apart tracks people from two wildly different generations.
This August, Fi Glover launches Generations Apart, a new landmark series for BBC Radio 4 which tracks the fortunes of people at two very different stages in their lives - the first Baby Boomers born in 1946, and the 'children of the nineties' born at the same time as the world wide web.
Over the next 3 years, Fi delves into the lives of individuals selected from each generation to explore how people are shaped by when they're born, looking at the similarities and differences between them.
In this opening programme, Fi Glover meets the baby boomers.
Born in 1946, and turning sixty five this year, they're leading their generation into older age.
The baby boomers have lived through some interesting times.
Born in post-war austerity Britain, they were weaned on the ration book, but their lives were destined for social change.
Raised in an era of opportunity and progress, they witnessed rapid social and technological change first hand and became the driving force behind it.
Teenagers in the swinging sixties, some campaigning throughout their lives, they've ridden the tide of boom and bust.
As the first baby boomers turn sixty five, they are set to buck the trend again.
Comprising over a quarter of the UK population, their spending habits and lifestyles have huge sway on the economy.
And the notion of retirement doesn't sit comfortably with all of them.
Fi follows their contrasting personal journeys, from Alice, the Grimsby Grandmother whose own life mirrors the changes in the community around her, to David and Sandra, the triathlon training couple striving to compete on the international stage and hopeful that reaching sixty five will make this easier to achieve.
Fi meets Carol, the airline worker who hopes her age won't stand in her way as she attempts to find a new job, and Tony who is reluctantly facing retirement to make way for the younger generation.
Along with thousands of others born at the same time, Carol's life has been tracked since her birth in the world's longest running survey, run by the Medical Research Council.
Generations Apart reflects on where these baby boomers have got to in their lives, and expresses their hopes, fears and expectations for the future.
That's Generations Apart, on Radio 4 at 9am on August 8th.