Life After Rover

Its just over a year since production came to an abrupt end at the MG Rover plant in Longbridge, South Birmingham, where Herbert Austin produced his first motorcar in 1905.

During the past 12 months Radio 4 has been charting the fortunes of the 6000 redundant Rover workers in the West Midlands, where its just been announced that the Peugeot workforce may face similar problems.

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Its just over a year since production came to an abrupt end at the MG Rover plant in Longbridge, South Birmingham, where Herbert Austin produced his first motorcar in 1905.

During the past 12 months Radio 4 has been charting the fortunes of the 6000 redundant Rover workers in the West Midlands, where its just been announced that the Peugeot workforce may face similar problems.Adrian Chiles looks back over the chequered history of Rover.

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With the help of exclusive research from the Work Foundation, Adrian has been charting the progress of the 6000 workers who were made redundant by the closure of Longbridge, as they try to go back into the labour market.

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To mark the first anniversary of the closure of the MG Rover plant at Longbridge, Adrian reveals, with the help of exclusive research from the Work Foundation, the impact redundancy has had on the lives of the 6000 ex-employees, as well as on their families, finances and health.