Taking The Plunge

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Genome: [r4 Bd=19931102]

A series of audio diaries made by people who are changing their lives. 2: Something Just for Me.At the age of 45, Ken Patullo from Warrington decides to give up his shop floor job at the Ford Motor Company to become a nurse. Producer Jane Ray

Genome: [r4 Bd=19931102]

Unknown: Ken Patullo

Producer: Jane Ray

Genome: [r4 Bd=19931109]

A series of audio diaries made by people who are changing their lives. 3: My Daddy's Got Short Hair and He Wears Brown Trousers. This is how Isobel Chillman who's nearly 5 describes her father David who wants to give up a lucrative and steady job in computers to train as a vicar. Producer Jane Ray

Genome: [r4 Bd=19931109]

Unknown: Isobel Chillman

Producer: Jane Ray

Genome: [r4 Bd=19931116]

Last of the audio diaries made by people who are trying to change their lives.

4: Can't Live Together, Can't Live Apart? After 22 years of marriage in Germany, Anna Jurgens 's husband left her for another woman. She returned to England to carve out a new life for herself without him. Now he wants her back. Producer Jane Ray

Genome: [r4 Bd=19931116]

Unknown: Anna Jurgens

Producer: Jane Ray

Genome: [r4 Bd=19931219]

Audio diaries made by people who have decided to alter the course of their lives. / Was a Pirate Once. This is how

Martin Hawkesby explains his West Country accent to the two children of the woman he hopes to marry in America. When his chip shop business folded, Martin left Bristol for California where he istryingto start a new life.

Producer Jane Ray

Genome: [r4 Bd=19931219]

Unknown: Martin Hawkesby

Producer: Jane Ray

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971007]

Four audio diaries which document people's attempts to change their lives. Bob. Once an alcoholic and a criminal, Bob has turned his life around. He now has a loving family and possibly the job of his dreams.

But there is one more goal for him to attain - self-belief.

Editor Sharon Banoff

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971007]

Editor: Sharon Banoff

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971014]

Four audio diaries in which people document an attempt to change their lives. 2: Dancing with Ducks

Christina and her partner Sebastian have given up their cosmopolitan life in Edinburgh to pursue Christina's childhood dream of running an organic farm.

Editor Sharon Banoff

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971014]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19971021]

Audio diaries in which people document an attempt to change their lives.

3: Kenneth. As the village vicar in a charming parish, Kenneth feels fortunate. But then he finds himself out of step with the Church of England. Editor Sharon Banoff

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971021]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19971028]

The last of four audio diaries in which people document an attempt to change their lives. Farris

Farris Howard suffered 90 per cent first degree burns in a house fire at the age of three. Now 14, he faces his tenth year of painful operations to reconstruct his skin. How does he cope? Editor Sharon Banoff

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971028]

Unknown:. Farris Howard

Editor: Sharon Banoff

Programme Catalogue - Details: 01 September 199519950901

Producer: J.

RAY

Next in series: BOB

Previous in series: NANCY

Broadcast history

01 Sep 1995 10:02-10:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1995-08-16

197D0119971007

Four audio diaries in which people document an attempt to change their lives.

1: Bob.

Once an alcoholic and a criminal, Bob has turned his life around.

He now has a loving family and possibly the job of his dreams.

But there is one more goal for him to attain - self-belief.

197D02Dancing With Ducks19971014

Four audio diaries in which people document an attempt to change their lives.

2: `Dancing with Ducks'.

Christina and her partner Sebastian have given up their cosmopolitan life in Edinburgh for a mobile home in Wales.

Christina is pursuing her childhood dream of running an organic farm.

But first she has to find a property and face the toughest test - who will kill the ducks?

197D03Kenneth19971021

Four audio diaries in which people document an attempt to change their lives.

3: `Kenneth'.

As the village vicar in a charming parish, Kenneth feels fortunate.

But when he finds himself out of step with the Church of England, he becomes a different kind of pilgrim in a faraway land.

197D04Farris19971028

The last of four audio diaries in which people document an attempt to change their lives.

`Farris'.

Farris Howard suffered 90 per cent first degree burns in a house fire at the age of 3.

Now 14, he faces his tenth year of painful operations to reconstruct his skin.

How does he cope?