Last Day

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Last summer, the little school in the remote village of Uldale in the Lake District was closed.

The loss of the school affected more than just the children, as the building was the focal point of many village activities. In tonight's programme, teachers, pupils and the people of this rural community talk about the place of the school in their lives, as the final lessons are held and the door is closed for the last time. Presented by Ian McMillan.

Producer Dave Sheasby. Stereo

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Presented By: Ian McMillan.

Producer: Dave Sheasby.

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Presented By: Ian McMillan.

Producer: Dave Sheasby.

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It's summer 1990 and the school in the remote village of Uldale in the Lake District is to close. In Last Day, teachers, pupils and people from this community talk about the school as the final lessons are held.

With Ian McMillan.

Producer Dave Sheasby. Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920411]

Unknown: Ian McMillan.

Producer: Dave Sheasby.

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012014092220150813 (R4)

We follow Madeleine Broughton, a school administrator, on her last day before she retires. Madeleine has worked at the school for twenty years and in this moving programme we see what an important role she has played during that time. We hear her receiving gifts and tributes from headmasters, children and parents, learn about her reasons for retiring and why she vows she will never return to the school.

01Retirement20140922

We follow Madeleine Broughton, a school administrator, on her last day before she retires. Madeleine has worked at the school for twenty years and in this moving programme we see what an important role she has played during that time. We hear her receiving gifts and tributes from headmasters, children and parents, learn about her reasons for retiring and why she vows she will never return to the school.

02Shutting Down20140923

02Shutting Down2014092320150903 (R4)

Trampolining is the most important thing in Ollie Monroe's life. He was a national competitor, is now a coach, and has invested an incredible amount of time, money and energy into building up a successful trampoline club. Now, through no fault of his own, the club is due to shut. We join him for his emotional last day.

02Shutting Down20140923

Trampolining is the most important thing in Ollie Monroe's life. He was a national competitor, is now a coach, and has invested an incredible amount of time, money and energy into building up a successful trampoline club. Now, through no fault of his own, the club is due to shut. We join him for his emotional last day.

03The Final Whistle20140924

03The Final Whistle2014092420150820 (R4)

Very few sportsmen and women get to choose when they retire, as often it is forced through injury, loss of form or the capriciousness of the sports market. Even for those are able to pick their time find professional sport leaves a large hole in their lives. Former rugby union players Will James and Damian Hopley share their stories of the way they left, or were forced to leave the sport they loved and how they filled the void the sport left.

03The Final Whistle20140924

Very few sportsmen and women get to choose when they retire, as often it is forced through injury, loss of form or the capriciousness of the sports market. Even for those are able to pick their time find professional sport leaves a large hole in their lives. Former rugby union players Will James and Damian Hopley share their stories of the way they left, or were forced to leave the sport they loved and how they filled the void the sport left.

04Redundancy20140925

For some people redundancy is a complete surprise, for others it is a long-anticipated blow to the stomach. Whichever way it happens, people react in different ways. We hear from two people who were made redundant in contrasting fashions. We learn how their different experiences affected them, both while it was happening and for some years afterwards.

05Advice20140926

05Advice2014092620150827 (R4)

How should you approach your last day of work? Should it be a time of celebration or remorse? Should you go out in a blaze of glory or with as little ceremony as possible? Life coach Carol Ann Rice and ACAS spokesman Stewart Gee give their advice on the best way to go and we hear the story of Mary Manion whose day did not go as she expected at all.

05 LASTAdvice20140926

How should you approach your last day of work? Should it be a time of celebration or remorse? Should you go out in a blaze of glory or with as little ceremony as possible? Life coach Carol Ann Rice and ACAS spokesman Stewart Gee give their advice on the best way to go and we hear the story of Mary Manion whose day did not go as she expected at all.