Resigning Issues

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198C0119980915

In a wide-ranging interview series, Fergal Keane explores the circumstances that lead people to resign and the effect their resignation has on the rest of their lives.

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Fergal Keane presents eight interviews exploring what motivates people to leave their job - and often their way of life.

1: Will Carling, the former England rugby star who became the youngest ever captain of the national side at the age of 22 but resigned eight years later.

199C0219991005

Fergal Keane presents eight interviews exploring what motivates people to leave their job - and often their way of life.

2: Judge Louise Arbour, who this summer resigned as chief prosecutor of the UN War Crimes Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda, with a year of her contract still to run.

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Fergal Keane presents eight interviews exploring what motivates people to leave their job - and often their way of life.

3: Kim Cotton, Britain's first surrogate mother, who recently walked away from COTS, the agency she founded to help childless couples through surrogacy.

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Fergal Keane presents eight interviews exploring what motivates people to leave their job - and often their way of life.

4: Sir James Spicer, a veteran of the Second World War, envisaged a life devoted to military service - until the 1956 Suez crisis.

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Fergal Keane presents eight interviews exploring what motivates people to leave their job.

5: David Wilson was committed to liberalising the prison service, but Michael Howard's reign was difficult for him.

Wilson stayed in the post, clinging to the hope that when Labour got to power, things would be different.

In 1997, on the eve of the Labour victory, he realised they would not.

Stressed and despondent, he resigned.

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Fergal Keane presents the sixth of eight interviews exploring what motivates people to leave their jobs.

/ Fergal Keane talks to people about their momentous decision to give up a job.

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Fergal Keane presents eight interviews exploring what motivates people to leave their job.

199C0819991116

In the last of the current series, Fergal Keane talks to people who have resigned from a job, and often a way of life.