Ricky hears from people who have gone through a period of transformation in their lives, and have ended up taking a very different road to the one they started on.

With the wisdom they've acquired along the way, Ricky finds out how they look back on their younger selves.

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01012011022220110710Ricky Ross speaks to Graeme Obree about coming to terms with being gay and bipolar.
Ricky hears from people who have faced a massive turning point in their lives.
With the knowledge and experience they've acquired along the way, Ricky finds out how they reflect back on those difficult times and what words of wisdom they wish they could give their younger selves.
This week the Flying Scotsman,Graeme Obree, opens up to Ricky about coming to terms with being gay.
An obsession with cycling meant he could close down emotionally and not deal with the pains of childhood bullying, denying his sexuality and being bi-polar.
When his cycling career came to an end, Graeme went into meltdown, attempting suicide, and this was the beginning of a long recovery process and facing up to his inner demons.
010120110222Ricky hears from people who have faced a massive turning point in their lives. With the knowledge and experience they've acquired along the way, Ricky finds out how they reflect back on those difficult times and what words of wisdom they wish they could give their younger selves.
This week the Flying Scotsman,Graeme Obree, opens up to Ricky about coming to terms with being gay. An obsession with cycling meant he could close down emotionally and not deal with the pains of childhood bullying, denying his sexuality and being bi-polar. When his cycling career came to an end, Graeme went into meltdown, attempting suicide, and this was the beginning of a long recovery process and facing up to his inner demons.
01022011030120110730Ricky hears from people who have faced a massive crossroads in their lives.
With the knowledge and experience they've acquired along the way, Ricky finds out how they reflect back on those difficult times and what words of wisdom they wish they could give their younger selves.
This week Grace Maxwell talks to Ricky Ross about dealing with her partner, Edwyn Collins', stroke and how it forced her to come to terms with a brand new world.
She opens up about how her husbands near death experience and long recovery process affected her, making her live and look at life very differently.
Ricky Ross speaks to Grace Maxwell about the turning point in her life.
010220110801Ricky hears from people who have faced a massive crossroads in their lives. With the knowledge and experience they've acquired along the way, Ricky finds out how they reflect back on those difficult times and what words of wisdom they wish they could give their younger selves.
This week Grace Maxwell talks to Ricky Ross about dealing with her partner, Edwyn Collins', stroke and how it forced her to come to terms with a brand new world. She opens up about how her husbands near death experience and long recovery process affected her, making her live and look at life very differently.
Ricky Ross speaks to Grace Maxwell about the turning point in her life.
Ricky hears from people who have faced a massive crossroads in their lives.
With the knowledge and experience they've acquired along the way, Ricky finds out how they reflect back on those difficult times and what words of wisdom they wish they could give their younger selves.
This week Grace Maxwell talks to Ricky Ross about dealing with her partner, Edwyn Collins', stroke and how it forced her to come to terms with a brand new world.
She opens up about how her husbands near death experience and long recovery process affected her, making her live and look at life very differently.
01032011030820110422After a long and turbulant time of self discovery, in pursuit of big dreams, Eddi Reader has returned to her homeland to find peace.
With a new sense of understanding and belonging, it's ironic that the place that she once ran from has now become her sanctuary.
She talks to Ricky Ross about this journey and the advice she would have given to her younger self.
Ricky Ross talks to Eddi Reader about her turbulant time of self-discovery.
Ricky hears from people who have faced a massive crossroads or turning points in their lives, and have ended up taking a different road to the one they started on.
With the knowledge and experience they've acquired along the way, Ricky finds out how they reflect back on those difficult times and what words of wisdom they wish they could give their younger selves.
This week Guy Grieve explains to Ricky Ross why he had no choice but to leave a management job in sales to endure a winter in one of the coldest parts of the world, cut off from civilisation and 300 miles from the nearest roads, to find a new way of living that transformed his world.
Guy Grieve tells Ricky Ross how he found a new way forward through the wilderness.
01032011030820110711Ricky hears from people who have faced a massive crossroads or turning points in their lives, and have ended up taking a different road to the one they started on.
With the knowledge and experience they've acquired along the way, Ricky finds out how they reflect back on those difficult times and what words of wisdom they wish they could give their younger selves.
This week Guy Grieve explains to Ricky Ross why he had no choice but to leave a management job in sales to endure a winter in one of the coldest parts of the world, cut off from civilisation and 300 miles from the nearest roads, to find a new way of living that transformed his world.
Guy Grieve tells Ricky Ross how he found a new way forward through the wilderness.
0104Susan Archibald2011031520110712Ricky hears from people who have faced a massive crossroads or turning point in their lives, and have ended up taking a different road to the one they started on.
With the knowledge and experience they've acquired along the way, Ricky finds out how they reflect back on those difficult times and what words of wisdom they wish they could give their younger selves.
This week disability rights campaigner, Susan Archibald, tells Ricky how she coped after becoming disabled.
Compelled to take her employer to court, after they refused to find her alternative suitable employment, the case ended up at the House of Lords, changing national employment laws.
So this road sweeper became a rights campaigner and she now fights the fight for others with disabilities.
Her motto is "change your cannies for I kinnie".
From road sweeper to disability rights campaigner, Ricky Ross chats to Susan Archibald.
01052011032220110327Ricky hears from people who have faced a massive crossroads or turning point in their lives, and have ended up taking a different road to the one they started on.
With the knowledge and experience they've acquired along the way, Ricky finds out how they reflect back on those difficult times and what words of wisdom they wish they could give their younger selves.
This week husband and wife, Julia and Lawrence Patton, tell Ricky how their life fell apart when they lost their home, their business, their car and all their savings.
When the recession hit the former property developers, they were left with nothing and needed to find a whole new way of living, and a new set of values to live by.
They reflect back over those tumultous years, and tell Ricky what words of wisdom they'd like to give their younger selves who faced bankruptcy.
Julia and Lawrence Patton tell Ricky Ross about finding new ways to live after bankruptcy.
01052011032220110713Ricky hears from people who have faced a massive crossroads or turning point in their lives, and have ended up taking a different road to the one they started on.
With the knowledge and experience they've acquired along the way, Ricky finds out how they reflect back on those difficult times and what words of wisdom they wish they could give their younger selves.
This week husband and wife, Julia and Lawrence Patton, tell Ricky how their life fell apart when they lost their home, their business, their car and all their savings.
When the recession hit the former property developers, they were left with nothing and needed to find a whole new way of living, and a new set of values to live by.
They reflect back over those tumultous years, and tell Ricky what words of wisdom they'd like to give their younger selves who faced bankruptcy.
Julia and Lawrence Patton tell Ricky Ross about finding new ways to live after bankruptcy.
0106Richard Holloway2011032920110403
Ricky hears from people who have faced a massive crossroads or turning point in their lives, and have ended up taking a different road to the one they started on.
With the knowledge and experience they've acquired along the way, Ricky finds out how they reflect back on those difficult times and what words of wisdom they wish they could give their younger selves.
This week broadcaster and former Bishop of Edinburgh, Richard Holloway, tells Ricky about his rocky relationship with religion.
He fell in love with religion early, entering into monastic life at the tender age of 14.
Some 5 decades on in 2000, grappling with the idea of God, he was forced to resign as Bishop of Edinburgh.
Richard tells Ricky about the many spiritual crossroads he has faced along the way.
Richard Holloway tells Ricky Ross about the spiritual crossroads in his life.
Some 5 decades on in 2000, grappling with the idea of God, he was forced him to resign as Bishop of Edinburgh.
0106Richard Holloway2011032920110714Ricky hears from people who have faced a massive crossroads or turning point in their lives, and have ended up taking a different road to the one they started on.
With the knowledge and experience they've acquired along the way, Ricky finds out how they reflect back on those difficult times and what words of wisdom they wish they could give their younger selves.
This week broadcaster and former Bishop of Edinburgh, Richard Holloway, tells Ricky about his rocky relationship with religion.
He fell in love with religion early, entering into monastic life at the tender age of 14.
Some 5 decades on in 2000, grappling with the idea of God, he was forced to resign as Bishop of Edinburgh.
Richard tells Ricky about the many spiritual crossroads he has faced along the way.
Richard Holloway tells Ricky Ross about the spiritual crossroads in his life.
0107 LAST2011040520110410Ricky Ross speaks to not-so-secret millionaire Tony Banks.
He discusses how joining the army set him on a path that would lead through the horrors of war to business success.
0107 LAST2011040520110723Ricky Ross speaks to not-so-secret millionaire Tony Banks.
He discusses how joining the army set him on a path that would lead through the horrors of war to business success.
0107 LAST20110725Ricky Ross speaks to not-so-secret millionaire Tony Banks.
He discusses how joining the army set him on a path that would lead through the horrors of war to business success.
01Hugh Collins2010080320100808Hugh Collins was serving a life sentence for murder when he first came across art and sculpture in Barlinnie's 'special unit'.
Discovering a talent for, and love of art, helped the Glasgow hard man turn his life around, and he now lives a quiet and content life in the Borders with his wife and dog.
Ricky speaks to Hugh about this transformation and asks him what he'd say were he to meet that young angry man that he once was.
What would a reformed gangster say to his angry younger self? Ricky Ross finds out.
02Krishna Das2010081020100815What would an American Jew turned Hindu devotional chanter say to his younger self?
Krishna Das started life as Jeffrey Kagel.
But a deep longing and search for something more meaningful took him away from the New York music scene, which was his life, to a remote Indian temple in the foothills of the Himalayas.
Two massive epiphanies later, Krishna Das found his way forward as a devotional chant master.
He now performs 'Kirtan' (Hindu devotional chanting) all over the world, blending it into the rock 'n' roll of his youth, and has worked with the likes of The Beastie Boys and music producer Rick Rubin.
With all this experience and enlightenment, Ricky finds out what Krishna would say to the young searching soul that he once was.
03Eddi Reader2010081720100822After a long and turbulant time of self discovery, in pursuit of big dreams, Eddi Reader has returned to her homeland to find peace.
With a new sense of understanding and belonging, it's ironic that the place that she once ran from has now become her sanctuary.
She talks to Ricky Ross about this journey and the advice she would have given to her younger self.
Ricky Ross talks to Eddi Reader about her turbulant time of self-discovery.
04Rhona Cameron2010082420100829In this programme he speaks to Rhona Cameron who at the age of 44 is only beginning to feel comfortable with herself.
Comedian Rhona Cameron tells Ricky Ross the advice she would give to her younger self.
05Karl Marlante2010083120100905Vietnam war veteran Karl Marlantes tells Ricky what he learned about life and death on the killing fields, and how when faced with death you begin to understand what's really important in life.
Karl reflects back, and gives advice to that young marine he once was.
Ricky talks to a Vietnam vet about life and death, and advice he'd give his young self.
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010220110301Ricky hears from people who have faced a massive crossroads in their lives. With the knowledge and experience they've acquired along the way, Ricky finds out how they reflect back on those difficult times and what words of wisdom they wish they could give their younger selves.

This week Grace Maxwell talks to Ricky Ross about dealing with her partner, Edwyn Collins', stroke and how it forced her to come to terms with a brand new world. She opens up about how her husbands near death experience and long recovery process affected her, making her live and look at life very differently.
010220110301Ricky hears from people who have faced a massive crossroads in their lives. With the knowledge and experience they've acquired along the way, Ricky finds out how they reflect back on those difficult times and what words of wisdom they wish they could give their younger selves.

This week Grace Maxwell talks to Ricky Ross about dealing with her partner, Edwyn Collins', stroke and how it forced her to come to terms with a brand new world. She opens up about how her husbands near death experience and long recovery process affected her, making her live and look at life very differently.
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