Thirty Years And More

Writer Melanie McFadyean talks to five couples whose relationship has successfully survived the stresses and strains encountered in any long partnership.

What personal strengths go into a long lasting relationship, married or otherwise? What's love got to do with it - and can love endure for more than 30 years?

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Writer Melanie McFadyean talks to five couples whose relationship has successfully survived the stresses and strains encountered in any long partnership. What personal strengths go into a long lasting relationship, married or otherwise? What's love got to do with it - and can love endure for more than 30 years?

1/5. Melanie talks to Christine and Eddie Needham, grandparents of the toddler Ben Needham, who went missing on the island of Kos in 1991.

Then News.

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Writer Melanie McFadyean talks to five couples whose relationship has successfully survived the stresses and strains encountered in any long partnership. What personal strengths go into a long lasting relationship, married or otherwise? What's love got to do with it - and can love endure for more than 30 years?

2/5. Americans Fran and Jay Landesman came to live in London during the swinging sixties, and they've enjoyed a bohemian lifestyle and an open marriage ever since. But doesn't openness bring insecurity? And do they still love one another?

Then News.

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Writer Melanie McFadyean talks to five couples whose relationship has successfully survived the stresses and strains encountered in any long partnership. What personal strengths go into a long lasting relationship, married or otherwise? What's love got to do with it - and can love endure for more than 30 years?

3/5. Playwright Julian Mitchell has lived with philosopher Richard Rowson -since the late 1960s. During a turbulent period in the struggle for gay rights, how have they coped with living openly as a same-sex couple?

Then News.

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Writer Melanie McFadyean talks to five couples whose relationship has successfully survived the stresses and strains encountered in any long partnership. What personal strengths go into a long lasting relationship, married or otherwise? What's love got to do with it - and can love endure for more than 30 years?

4/5. Jamaican born jazz musician Coleridge Goode met Gertrude, an Austrian refugee, amid the chaos of wartime London. What was it that drew them together - and kept them that way?

Then News.

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Writer Melanie McFadyean talks to five couples whose relationship has successfully survived the stresses and strains encountered in any long partnership. What personal strengths go into a long lasting relationship, married or otherwise? What's love got to do with it - and can love endure for more than 30 years?

5/5. There's an 11 year age gap between Jack and Rhona Aizenberg, but when they met in the mid 1960s, they each gradually discovered the answers to some of their most crucial internal problems.

Then News.

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1/3. Writer Melanie FcFadyean talks to five couples whose relationship has successfully survived the stresses and strains encountered in any long term partnership.

What personal strengths go into a long lasting relationship - married or otherwise? Can love endure for more than 30 years?

In the first programme, Melanie talks to Christine and Eddie Needham, the grandparents of Ben Needham, the toddler who went missing on the island of Kos in 1991.

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2/3. Melanie McFadyean talks to people whose relationship has survived the stresses and strains encountered in any long partnership.

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Writer Melanie McFadyean talks to five couples whose relationship has successfully survived the stresses and strains encountered in any long partnership.

What personal strengths go into a long lasting relationship, married or otherwise? What's love got to do with it - and can love endure for more than 30 years?Melanie talks to Christine and Eddie Needham, grandparents of the toddler Ben Needham, who went missing on the island of Kos in 1991.

012005062020060321

Writer Melanie McFadyean talks to five couples whose relationship has successfully survived the stresses and strains encountered in any long partnership.

What personal strengths go into a long lasting relationship, married or otherwise? What's love got to do with it - and can love endure for more than 30 years?Melanie talks to Christine and Eddie Needham, grandparents of the toddler Ben Needham, who went missing on the island of Kos in 1991.

0220050621

Americans Fran and Jay Landesman came to live in LONDON during the swinging sixties, and they've enjoyed a bohemian lifestyle and an open marriage ever since.

But doesn't openness bring insecurity? And do they still love one another?

0220050621

Americans Fran and Jay Landesman came to live in LONDON during the swinging sixties, and they've enjoyed a bohemian lifestyle and an open marriage ever since.

But doesn't openness bring insecurity? And do they still love one another?

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Melanie McFadyean talks to people whose relationship has survived the stresses and strains encountered in any long partnership.

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Melanie McFadyean talks to people whose relationship has survived the stresses and strains encountered in any long partnership.

0320050622

Playwright Julian Mitchell has lived with philosopher Richard Rowson since the late 1960s.

During a turbulent period in the struggle for gay rights, how have they coped with living openly as a same-sex couple?

0320050622

Playwright Julian Mitchell has lived with philosopher Richard Rowson since the late 1960s.

During a turbulent period in the struggle for gay rights, how have they coped with living openly as a same-sex couple?

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Melanie McFadyean talks to people whose relationship has survived the stresses and strains encountered in any long partnership.

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Melanie McFadyean talks to people whose relationship has survived the stresses and strains encountered in any long partnership.

0420050623

Jamaican born jazz musician Coleridge Goode met Gertrude, an Austrian refugee, amid the chaos of wartime LONDON.

What was it that drew them together - and kept them that way?

0420050623

Jamaican born jazz musician Coleridge Goode met Gertrude, an Austrian refugee, amid the chaos of wartime LONDON.

What was it that drew them together - and kept them that way?

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There's an 11 year age gap between Jack and Rhona Aizenberg, but when they met in the mid 1960s, they each gradually discovered the answers to some of their most crucial internal problems.

05 LAST20050624

There's an 11 year age gap between Jack and Rhona Aizenberg, but when they met in the mid 1960s, they each gradually discovered the answers to some of their most crucial internal problems.