Two-part programme looking at people's experiences of being alone.

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Peter France talks to monks, hermits and others who have made a deliberate choice to spend part of their lives in solitude.

Aloneness, he discovers, can bring great benefits to the creative and religious sides of life, as well as bringing healing after tragedy.

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Peter France explores the problems and benefits of enforced solitude.

He finds that, while it can bring pain and despair, it can also bring insight, time to reflect and a deeper self-knowledge.