Time Of Our Lives [Radio Ulster]

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Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories, experiences and ambitions of older people in Northern Ireland.

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Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories, experiences and ambitions of older people in Northern Ireland.

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Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories, experiences and ambitions of older people in Northern Ireland.

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Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories, experiences and ambitions of older people in Northern Ireland.

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Colum Arbuckle is joined by close friends and fans of Gerry Anderson to remember both his music and broadcasting career.

20150816

Colum Arbuckle is joined by close friends and fans of Gerry Anderson to remember both his music and broadcasting career.

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20151011

A special outside broadcast recorded at the University of the Third Age in Newry and features, songs, stories and poems from the Party Pieces group that meets there.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories, experiences and ambitions of older people in Northern Ireland.

20151011

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories, experiences and ambitions of older people in Northern Ireland.

A special outside broadcast recorded at the University of the Third Age in Newry and features, songs, stories and poems from the Party Pieces group that meets there.

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Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories, experiences and ambitions of older people in Northern Ireland. His guests this week are sisters Bridget Owens and Marian Keenan.

20151101

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories, experiences and ambitions of older people in Northern Ireland. His guests this week are sisters Bridget Owens and Marian Keenan.

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20151129

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories, experiences and ambitions of older people in Northern Ireland. His guests this week are Nick Menhinick and Bill Morrison.

20151129

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories, experiences and ambitions of older people in Northern Ireland. His guests this week are Nick Menhinick and Bill Morrison.

20151206

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland. His guests in this show are charity worker Ian Campbell and retired teacher Grainne McCaffrey.

20151206

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland. His guests in this show are charity worker Ian Campbell and retired teacher Grainne McCaffrey.

20151213
20151213

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories, experiences and ambitions of older people in Northern Ireland.

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Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories, experiences and ambitions of older people in Northern Ireland.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20160110
20160110
20160117
20160117

Colum Arbuckle's guests are photographer Stanley Matchett and writer and musician Bryan Gallagher.

20160117

Colum Arbuckle's guests are photographer Stanley Matchett and writer and musician Bryan Gallagher.

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Colum Arbuckle's guests are Anthea McWilliams and Bert McCormick. Anthea is a dancer who has danced the length and breadth of Ireland. Bert has been a music man since he was seven years old, performing with skiffle groups and showbands. Colum also speaks with Tyrone man Mick McIlkenny, who was one of President Kennedy's bodyguards during his visit to Ireland in the summer of 1963.

20160424

Colum Arbuckle's guests are Anthea McWilliams and Bert McCormick. Anthea is a dancer who has danced the length and breadth of Ireland. Bert has been a music man since he was seven years old, performing with skiffle groups and showbands. Colum also speaks with Tyrone man Mick McIlkenny, who was one of President Kennedy's bodyguards during his visit to Ireland in the summer of 1963.

20160501
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20160515
20160515

More inspiring stories from the third age with Colum Arbuckle, including the law lecturer who serenades students with his ukulele, the accountant recovering from burn-out and the creative path to good health.

20160515

More inspiring stories from the third age with Colum Arbuckle, including the law lecturer who serenades students with his ukulele, the accountant recovering from burn-out and the creative path to good health.

20160522
20160522

Colum Arbuckle's guests are the Galway girl who lived in Franco's Spain, the Belfast woman who has turned her mother's memories of the Blitz into a play and the Presbyterian minister with a passion for Punch and Judy.

20160522

Colum Arbuckle's guests are the Galway girl who lived in Franco's Spain, the Belfast woman who has turned her mother's memories of the Blitz into a play and the Presbyterian minister with a passion for Punch and Judy.

20160529
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Colum Arbuckle is joined by writers Angela Currie and Tom Jobling, who write about their very different life experiences - Spain during WW2 and sailing on the high seas.

20160612

Colum Arbuckle is joined by writers Angela Currie and Tom Jobling, who write about their very different life experiences - Spain during WW2 and sailing on the high seas.

20160619
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Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories, experiences and ambitions of older people in Northern Ireland.

20160703

Colum Arbuckle's are James Watson, a member of Men United who has also had a play broadcast by Radio 4, and Terry Munroe, a lifelong rower who competed until he was 75.

20160703

Colum Arbuckle's are James Watson, a member of Men United who has also had a play broadcast by Radio 4, and Terry Munroe, a lifelong rower who competed until he was 75.

20160710
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Colum Arbuckle's guests are are married couple Indu and Naresh Jarath who are originally from India's Punjab region and settled in Northern Ireland many years ago.

20160717

Colum Arbuckle's guests are are married couple Indu and Naresh Jarath who are originally from India's Punjab region and settled in Northern Ireland many years ago.

20160724

Colum Arbuckle travels back to the 1960s to relive the music and fashion of the decade.

As part of BBC Music's My Generation Week, Colum Arbuckle relives 1960s music and fashion in the company of musicians Jackie Flavelle and Muriel Day.

20160724

Colum Arbuckle travels back to the 1960s to relive the music and fashion of the decade.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories, experiences and ambitions of older people in Northern Ireland.

As part of BBC Music's My Generation Week, Colum Arbuckle relives 1960s music and fashion in the company of musicians Jackie Flavelle and Muriel Day.

20160731

Colum's guests are Gerry Scallon and Brendan McCann.

Colum Arbuckle's guests are well-travelled hotelier Gerry Scallon and Brendan McCann, a west Belfast man that spent 25 years in the army.

20160731

Colum's guests are Gerry Scallon and Brendan McCann.

Colum Arbuckle's guests are well-travelled hotelier Gerry Scallon and Brendan McCann, a west Belfast man that spent 25 years in the army.

20160807

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories, experiences and ambitions of older people in Northern Ireland.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20160807

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories, experiences and ambitions of older people in Northern Ireland.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

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Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories, experiences and ambitions of older people in Northern Ireland.

20160918

Colum Arbuckle's guests are film-maker and songwriter John T Davis, and Bill Cheney, who, after 40 years of working as an engineer, now fronts his own jazz quintet.

20160918

Colum Arbuckle's guests are film-maker and songwriter John T Davis, and Bill Cheney, who, after 40 years of working as an engineer, now fronts his own jazz quintet.

20160925
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20161002
20161002

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories, experiences and ambitions of older people in Northern Ireland. Sheila Hughes was once a showgirl in the Empire Theatre in Belfast, where she trod the boards for many years and has plenty of gossip from the golden age of the musical hall. Jim O'Hagan is a local historian who has created a history trail which includes the old theatrical digs of Belfast.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories, experiences and ambitions of older people in Northern Ireland.

20161002

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories, experiences and ambitions of older people in Northern Ireland. Sheila Hughes was once a showgirl in the Empire Theatre in Belfast, where she trod the boards for many years and has plenty of gossip from the golden age of the musical hall. Jim O'Hagan is a local historian who has created a history trail which includes the old theatrical digs of Belfast.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories, experiences and ambitions of older people in Northern Ireland.

20161009

As part of the BBC's My Generation series, Colum Arbuckle travels back to the 1970s in the company of singer and broadcaster Candy Devine, who became a household name during that decade and Michael Carlin, whose family ran one of the most famous record shops in Ireland. Plus, the man who introduced the Undertones to Terri Hooley.

20161009

As part of the BBC's My Generation series, Colum Arbuckle travels back to the 1970s in the company of singer and broadcaster Candy Devine, who became a household name during that decade and Michael Carlin, whose family ran one of the most famous record shops in Ireland. Plus, the man who introduced the Undertones to Terri Hooley.

20161016

Colum Arbuckle's guests are Betty Craig, who worked for the Queen's Festival for over 30 years, and Colin Agnew, who runs the tropical ravine at Belfast's Botanic Gardens.

20161016

Colum Arbuckle's guests are Betty Craig, who worked for the Queen's Festival for over 30 years, and Colin Agnew, who runs the tropical ravine at Belfast's Botanic Gardens.

20161023

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland. His guests this week are former srtunt man Ash McFadden and musisian Clive Culbertson.

20161023

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland. His guests this week are former srtunt man Ash McFadden and musisian Clive Culbertson.

20161030
20161030

Colum Arbuckle is in Enniskillen for a special Halloween edition of the programme, filled with stories - spooky and otherwise - from the Fermanagh Writers Group.

20161030

Colum Arbuckle is in Enniskillen for a special Halloween edition of the programme, filled with stories - spooky and otherwise - from the Fermanagh Writers Group.

20161106
20161106

Colum Arbuckle's guests this week are Lynda Tavakoli and Hilary Reid.

Lynda is a writer who has often drawn on childhood weekends spent in Fermanagh for inspiration. She has also been married three times - to the same husband!

Hilary was a teacher and is also a writer. At one time, she was the voice at the other end of the phone when Europeans called the Irish Tourist Board, and she once failed an audition for the legendary Northern Ireland home service programme Childrens Hour.

20161106

Colum Arbuckle's guests this week are Lynda Tavakoli and Hilary Reid.

Lynda is a writer who has often drawn on childhood weekends spent in Fermanagh for inspiration. She has also been married three times - to the same husband!

Hilary was a teacher and is also a writer. At one time, she was the voice at the other end of the phone when Europeans called the Irish Tourist Board, and she once failed an audition for the legendary Northern Ireland home service programme Childrens Hour.

20161113
20161113

Colum Arbuckle's guests this week are John Burns and Billy McCombe.

John travelled the world as an officer in the Merchant Navy and Billy was a photographer. Today, they perform together as a musical duo called Second Chance.

20161113

Colum Arbuckle's guests this week are John Burns and Billy McCombe.

John travelled the world as an officer in the Merchant Navy and Billy was a photographer. Today, they perform together as a musical duo called Second Chance.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland and hears about the experiences and ambitions of this vibrant community.

20161120
20161120

Colum Arbuckle presents stories from people enjoying life in the 'Third Age.' His guests this week are Hazel Magowan, a former nurse who spent many years living in Jamaica. For the past 30 years, she has been involved with an organisation called Friendship Force International which welcomes people from around the world to NI..

Ida Martin is 91 years old and an active volunteer with special needs children. Her husband proposed to her on their very first (blind) date - and she said yes.

20161120

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland and hears about the experiences and ambitions of this vibrant community.

Colum Arbuckle presents stories from people enjoying life in the 'Third Age.' His guests this week are Hazel Magowan, a former nurse who spent many years living in Jamaica. For the past 30 years, she has been involved with an organisation called Friendship Force International which welcomes people from around the world to NI..

Ida Martin is 91 years old and an active volunteer with special needs children. Her husband proposed to her on their very first (blind) date - and she said yes...

20161204

Colum Arbuckle and guests share stories from life in the 'Third Age.' His guests this week are Maura Ward, who travels the world blogging under the name 'The Geriatric Traveller' and Gerry Egan, whose work as an organ restorer has also taken him to faraway places.

Colum tries the ancient art of Tai Chi and there's news of a very special concert of carols coming up at St Anne's Cathedral in Belfast.

20161204

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland and hears about the experiences and ambitions of this vibrant community.

Colum Arbuckle and guests share stories from life in the 'Third Age.' His guests this week are Maura Ward, who travels the world blogging under the name 'The Geriatric Traveller' and Gerry Egan, whose work as an organ restorer has also taken him to faraway places.

Colum tries the ancient art of Tai Chi and there's news of a very special concert of carols coming up at St Anne's Cathedral in Belfast.

20161211

Colum Arbuckle's guests this week are David Florida James and Seamus McAnee.

David has a most unusual middle name and how he came by it is a story worthy of a Hollywood blockbuster. Seamus was a singer and a swimming coach and it was during a music tour in America that a chance meeting led to a unique swimming alliance which will be celebrating a 35 year anniversary at the end of this month. Colum also meets a Pantomime Dame and has an exclusive interview with Santa Claus.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland and hears about the experiences and ambitions of this vibrant community.

20161211

Colum Arbuckle's guests this week are David Florida James and Seamus McAnee.

David has a most unusual middle name and how he came by it is a story worthy of a Hollywood blockbuster. Seamus was a singer and a swimming coach and it was during a music tour in America that a chance meeting led to a unique swimming alliance which will be celebrating a 35 year anniversary at the end of this month. Colum also meets a Pantomime Dame and has an exclusive interview with Santa Claus.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland and hears about the experiences and ambitions of this vibrant community.

20161218
20161218

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland and hears about the experiences and ambitions of this vibrant community.

20161218

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland and hears about the experiences and ambitions of this vibrant community.

20161226

Colum Arbuckle unwraps a selection box of great stories, guests and features from Time Of Our Lives, including Audrey Bell and Roma Tomelty remembering the McCooeys, Una McCafferty recalling her encounter with Elvis and Sheila Morrison on the Empire Theatre's rebellious parrot, Ashby.

20161226

Colum Arbuckle unwraps a selection box of great stories, guests and features from Time Of Our Lives, including Audrey Bell and Roma Tomelty remembering the McCooeys, Una McCafferty recalling her encounter with Elvis and Sheila Morrison on the Empire Theatre's rebellious parrot, Ashby.

20170101

Colum Arbuckle revisits some of the programme's best stories from 2016, including the lady who married the same man three times, the man who swapped motor cars for jazz, the woman who grew up in a chocolate town and Candy Devine remembering the 1960s.

20170101

Colum Arbuckle revisits some of the programme's best stories from 2016, including the lady who married the same man three times, the man who swapped motor cars for jazz, the woman who grew up in a chocolate town and Candy Devine remembering the 1960s.

20170108
20170108
20170115

Colum Arbuckle's guests this week are Felicity Graham and Cecil Holmes. Both are now retired, and Felicity spends her spare time writing and finds inspiration from her experiences both as a radio reporter and an auctioneer. Cecil is from Stranocum. He was a teacher and now spends six months of every year Cambodia, working in education. Colum also gets a lesson on the ukulele and meets the man who has turned his front room into a snooker hall.

20170115

Colum Arbuckle's guests this week are Felicity Graham and Cecil Holmes. Both are now retired, and Felicity spends her spare time writing and finds inspiration from her experiences both as a radio reporter and an auctioneer. Cecil is from Stranocum. He was a teacher and now spends six months of every year Cambodia, working in education. Colum also gets a lesson on the ukulele and meets the man who has turned his front room into a snooker hall.

20170122

Colum Arbuckle's guests this week are Gerry Coe, who began his career as a photographer over 60 years ago but who, since his retirement, has specialised in smart phone photography, and Trevor Foster, whose career in the oil industry took him to Italy, Norway, Sweden and, ultimately, Aberdeen.

20170122

Colum Arbuckle's guests this week are Gerry Coe, who began his career as a photographer over 60 years ago but who, since his retirement, has specialised in smart phone photography, and Trevor Foster, whose career in the oil industry took him to Italy, Norway, Sweden and, ultimately, Aberdeen.

20170129
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20170205

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland and hears about the experiences and ambitions of this vibrant community.

20170212

Colum Arbuckle's guests are James Armour and Alfie Davies. James grew up on a farm just outside Maghera and, after a career in the RAF and then another one training horses, he has written a book looking back on his early life. Alfie was a money man during his working life but music was always his passion. Playing it, teaching it, writing it and recording it, he has never been far from a stringed instrument since he was a young man. Plus, how to find the right words of love for St Valentine's Day.

20170212

Colum Arbuckle's guests are James Armour and Alfie Davies. James grew up on a farm just outside Maghera and, after a career in the RAF and then another one training horses, he has written a book looking back on his early life. Alfie was a money man during his working life but music was always his passion. Playing it, teaching it, writing it and recording it, he has never been far from a stringed instrument since he was a young man. Plus, how to find the right words of love for St Valentine's Day.

20170219

Colum Arbuckle's guests are Margaret Dalloway and Patricia Donald. Margaret was a civil servant and worked for the Inland Revenue. Patricia went into nursing and became one of the Chief Nurses for Northern Ireland. Both ladies have retired now but are very active in the Pensioners Parliament, where the many skills they acquired during their working careers are being put to good use. Plus Colum finds out how playing golf can make retirement go with a swing.

20170219

Colum Arbuckle's guests are Margaret Dalloway and Patricia Donald. Margaret was a civil servant and worked for the Inland Revenue. Patricia went into nursing and became one of the Chief Nurses for Northern Ireland. Both ladies have retired now but are very active in the Pensioners Parliament, where the many skills they acquired during their working careers are being put to good use. Plus Colum finds out how playing golf can make retirement go with a swing.

20170226
20170226

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland and hears about the experiences and ambitions of this vibrant community.

20170514
20170514

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20170611

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

Colum Arbuckle's guests this week are Mary Hill and Pat McLaughlin. Mary has been teaching ballet since she was a young girl and still takes classes five days a week. Pat was an engineer in London before joining the BBC and becoming friendly with stars such as Harry Seacombe, Max Bygraves and Cilla Black. Plus, celebrating the music of Percy French, how do you do a magic trick on the radio?
And will it be a hit or a miss? - we remember Jukebox Jury.

20170611

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

Colum Arbuckle's guests this week are Mary Hill and Pat McLaughlin. Mary has been teaching ballet since she was a young girl and still takes classes five days a week. Pat was an engineer in London before joining the BBC and becoming friendly with stars such as Harry Seacombe, Max Bygraves and Cilla Black. Plus, celebrating the music of Percy French, how do you do a magic trick on the radio?
And will it be a hit or a miss? - we remember Jukebox Jury.

20170618
20170618

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20170625

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

Colum Arbuckle's guests this week are Sheila Dodds and Richard Abbot.

Sheila was a very active trade unionist who married the man who lived next door to her sister. She loves to travel the world following her son, who works in the oil business.

Richard is an artist, musician, film-maker and songwriter. He became friends with Chuck Berry and wrote one of Ireland's entries for the Eurovision Song Contest.

We remember the beginnings of Harry Pottermania 20 years ago, and Colum learns how to waltz.

20170625

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

Colum Arbuckle's guests this week are Sheila Dodds and Richard Abbot.

Sheila was a very active trade unionist who married the man who lived next door to her sister. She loves to travel the world following her son, who works in the oil business.

Richard is an artist, musician, film-maker and songwriter. He became friends with Chuck Berry and wrote one of Ireland's entries for the Eurovision Song Contest.

We remember the beginnings of Harry Pottermania 20 years ago, and Colum learns how to waltz.

20170702
20170702

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20170709
20170709

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

At this time of the year, when many of us are preparing to go on holiday, Colum Arbuckle meets some fascinating people for whom travel has been a life changer. Colum's guests include Betty Craig, who grew up in the Cadbury's town of Bourneville before settling in Belfast to work at the Belfast Festival. Writer Lynda Tavakoli moved to the United States, where she met and married a man from the Middle East and took him back to Lisburn, while Indu and Naresh Jareth settled in north Antrim in the 60s and have been here ever since.

20170709

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

At this time of the year, when many of us are preparing to go on holiday, Colum Arbuckle meets some fascinating people for whom travel has been a life changer. Colum's guests include Betty Craig, who grew up in the Cadbury's town of Bourneville before settling in Belfast to work at the Belfast Festival. Writer Lynda Tavakoli moved to the United States, where she met and married a man from the Middle East and took him back to Lisburn, while Indu and Naresh Jareth settled in north Antrim in the 60s and have been here ever since.

20170716
20170716

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

Colum Arbuckle visits the Arcadia in Portush, at one time one of the most famous ballrooms in Ireland. He talks to people who went there to dance in the 50s and 60s as well as those who attend the yoga, zumba and pilates classes that are offered for older people at the Arcadia today. Muriel Day, Billy McFarland and Noel McKeery provide the music.

20170716

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

Colum Arbuckle visits the Arcadia in Portush, at one time one of the most famous ballrooms in Ireland. He talks to people who went there to dance in the 50s and 60s as well as those who attend the yoga, zumba and pilates classes that are offered for older people at the Arcadia today. Muriel Day, Billy McFarland and Noel McKeery provide the music.

20170723

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

Colum Arbuckle's guests this week are Majella Brady and Tom Sweeney who have both enjoyed long careers in music.
Majella turned down an offer of a job with the Joe Loss Orchestra before becoming a hit maker in her own right and Tom once got a call from the FBI ordering him to sing for the President at the Whitehouse.

Michael Carlin remembers his days as a 'boy smuggler' and this week's pick from the radio archives recalls how the moon landing of July 1969 inspired a pop classic.

20170723

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

Colum Arbuckle's guests this week are Majella Brady and Tom Sweeney who have both enjoyed long careers in music.
Majella turned down an offer of a job with the Joe Loss Orchestra before becoming a hit maker in her own right and Tom once got a call from the FBI ordering him to sing for the President at the Whitehouse.

Michael Carlin remembers his days as a 'boy smuggler' and this week's pick from the radio archives recalls how the moon landing of July 1969 inspired a pop classic.

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20170820

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

Colum Arbuckle's guests are Anne McClinton and Aidan Campbell. Anne always had ambitions to be a journalist and graduated from working in local newspapers to a career at Punch magazine in the 1970s. When ill health forced Aidan to retire from his job as a business consultant, he began a new career as a local historian. He now has fourteen books under his belt.

20170820

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

Colum Arbuckle's guests are Anne McClinton and Aidan Campbell. Anne always had ambitions to be a journalist and graduated from working in local newspapers to a career at Punch magazine in the 1970s. When ill health forced Aidan to retire from his job as a business consultant, he began a new career as a local historian. He now has fourteen books under his belt.

20170827
20170827

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

Colum Arbuckle's guests this week are Maureen Martin and Kevin Keenan.
Maureen is a model guest - quite literally. She has been on the catwalk since she was in her teens and now runs her own modelling agency.
Although he is based in Randalstown, Kevin's life revolves around Ethiopia. After taking early retirement, he and his wife started a charity which has built two schools there and they regularly travel to the country to check on their progress. Colum joins two ham radio enthusiasts as they tune into the big wide world, Thomas Jobling reads an extract from his new novel set on the high seas and there is news of what's on offer for a new season at the University of the Third Age.

20170827

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

Colum Arbuckle's guests this week are Maureen Martin and Kevin Keenan.
Maureen is a model guest - quite literally. She has been on the catwalk since she was in her teens and now runs her own modelling agency.
Although he is based in Randalstown, Kevin's life revolves around Ethiopia. After taking early retirement, he and his wife started a charity which has built two schools there and they regularly travel to the country to check on their progress. Colum joins two ham radio enthusiasts as they tune into the big wide world, Thomas Jobling reads an extract from his new novel set on the high seas and there is news of what's on offer for a new season at the University of the Third Age.

20170903
20170903

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20170910

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

Colum Arbuckle's guests this week are John Cunningham and Gerry McCool. John was a youth worker during some of the toughest years of the Troubles. He has always been sporty too and now, in his seventies, he enjoys canoeing and Tai Chi. Gerry McCool spent years digging up interesting things during his career as an archaeologist. These days, he publishes stories and poems about his life as a doting grandad. Colum also meets musician Trevor Keys, and we'll have the usual written reflection and dip into the BBC archives.

20170910

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

Colum Arbuckle's guests this week are John Cunningham and Gerry McCool. John was a youth worker during some of the toughest years of the Troubles. He has always been sporty too and now, in his seventies, he enjoys canoeing and Tai Chi. Gerry McCool spent years digging up interesting things during his career as an archaeologist. These days, he publishes stories and poems about his life as a doting grandad. Colum also meets musician Trevor Keys, and we'll have the usual written reflection and dip into the BBC archives.

20170910

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

Colum Arbuckle's guests this week are John Cunningham and Gerry McCool. John was a youth worker during some of the toughest years of the Troubles. He has always been sporty too and now, in his seventies, he enjoys canoeing and Tai Chi. Gerry McCool spent years digging up interesting things during his career as an archaeologist. These days, he publishes stories and poems about his life as a doting grandad. Colum also meets musician Trevor Keys, and we'll have the usual written reflection and dip into the BBC archives.

20170917
20170917

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

Colum Arbuckle's guests are Madeline McCulley and Jim Corr.

Madeline is a painter, a book Illustrator, a writer and a collector of stories. Jim was once a rodeo rider in America. He has sailed on the Tall Ships, and is also a musician and songwriter.

Colum joins the Memory Walk in aid of dementia research, and we travel back in time to September 1965 and the launch of the iconic television series Thunderbirds.

20170917

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

Colum Arbuckle's guests are Madeline McCulley and Jim Corr.

Madeline is a painter, a book Illustrator, a writer and a collector of stories. Jim was once a rodeo rider in America. He has sailed on the Tall Ships, and is also a musician and songwriter.

Colum joins the Memory Walk in aid of dementia research, and we travel back in time to September 1965 and the launch of the iconic television series Thunderbirds.

20170924

"Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

Colum Arbuckle's guests are Gill Magill and John Livingstone. Both are retired teachers, but with very different tales to tell. Gill is a Lancashire lass who met her husband on a blind date and, after a few moves around England, came to live in Larne where she now spends much of her time writing crime fiction. John is originally from Belfast. He contracted TB when he was just 16 years old, met his future wife in hospital, qualified as a teacher and spent his professional career on the island of Jersey, where he still lives.

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20170924

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

Colum Arbuckle's guests are Gill Magill and John Livingstone. Both are retired teachers, but with very different tales to tell. Gill is a Lancashire lass who met her husband on a blind date and, after a few moves around England, came to live in Larne where she now spends much of her time writing crime fiction. John is originally from Belfast. He contracted TB when he was just 16 years old, met his future wife in hospital, qualified as a teacher and spent his professional career on the island of Jersey, where he still lives.

20170924

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

Colum Arbuckle's guests are Gill Magill and John Livingstone. Both are retired teachers, but with very different tales to tell. Gill is a Lancashire lass who met her husband on a blind date and, after a few moves around England, came to live in Larne where she now spends much of her time writing crime fiction. John is originally from Belfast. He contracted TB when he was just 16 years old, met his future wife in hospital, qualified as a teacher and spent his professional career on the island of Jersey, where he still lives.

20171001
20171001
20171001

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20171008
20171008

"Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

Colum Arbuckle's guests this week are Maureen McKeown and Sylvia Anderson.

Maureen was recently diagnosed with motor neurone disease but that hasn't deterred her from writing a book about her great aunt who, when she was a nun in Australia, ran away from a convent in the middle of the night with nothing but a nightdress to her name.

Sylvia was once a holiday rep in Crete but, after she took up amateur dramatics when she was in her 50s, she managed to enrol as an extra in many well-known films and TV shows, including Game of Thrones.

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20171008

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

Colum Arbuckle's guests this week are Maureen McKeown and Sylvia Anderson.

Maureen was recently diagnosed with motor neurone disease but that hasn't deterred her from writing a book about her great aunt who, when she was a nun in Australia, ran away from a convent in the middle of the night with nothing but a nightdress to her name.

Sylvia was once a holiday rep in Crete but, after she took up amateur dramatics when she was in her 50s, she managed to enrol as an extra in many well-known films and TV shows, including Game of Thrones.

20171008

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

Colum Arbuckle's guests this week are Maureen McKeown and Sylvia Anderson.

Maureen was recently diagnosed with motor neurone disease but that hasn't deterred her from writing a book about her great aunt who, when she was a nun in Australia, ran away from a convent in the middle of the night with nothing but a nightdress to her name.

Sylvia was once a holiday rep in Crete but, after she took up amateur dramatics when she was in her 50s, she managed to enrol as an extra in many well-known films and TV shows, including Game of Thrones.

20171008

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

Colum Arbuckle's guests this week are Maureen McKeown and Sylvia Anderson.

Maureen was recently diagnosed with motor neurone disease but that hasn't deterred her from writing a book about her great aunt who, when she was a nun in Australia, ran away from a convent in the middle of the night with nothing but a nightdress to her name.

Sylvia was once a holiday rep in Crete but, after she took up amateur dramatics when she was in her 50s, she managed to enrol as an extra in many well-known films and TV shows, including Game of Thrones.

20171008

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

Colum Arbuckle's guests this week are Maureen McKeown and Sylvia Anderson.

Maureen was recently diagnosed with motor neurone disease but that hasn't deterred her from writing a book about her great aunt who, when she was a nun in Australia, ran away from a convent in the middle of the night with nothing but a nightdress to her name.

Sylvia was once a holiday rep in Crete but, after she took up amateur dramatics when she was in her 50s, she managed to enrol as an extra in many well-known films and TV shows, including Game of Thrones.

20171015
20171015
20171015

"Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

Colum Arbuckle's guests this week are Desmond Donnelly and Stewart Barbour. Both men lived in Africa in their younger days. Stewart actually lived there in a car and once woke up with a rhino too close for comfort. Desmond worked on the railway in Zambia, then became a priest and moved to America where he once met John Wayne in a diner.

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20171015

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

Colum Arbuckle's guests this week are Desmond Donnelly and Stewart Barbour. Both men lived in Africa in their younger days. Stewart actually lived there in a car and once woke up with a rhino too close for comfort. Desmond worked on the railway in Zambia, then became a priest and moved to America where he once met John Wayne in a diner.

20171015

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

Colum Arbuckle's guests this week are Desmond Donnelly and Stewart Barbour. Both men lived in Africa in their younger days. Stewart actually lived there in a car and once woke up with a rhino too close for comfort. Desmond worked on the railway in Zambia, then became a priest and moved to America where he once met John Wayne in a diner.

20171015

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

Colum Arbuckle's guests this week are Desmond Donnelly and Stewart Barbour. Both men lived in Africa in their younger days. Stewart actually lived there in a car and once woke up with a rhino too close for comfort. Desmond worked on the railway in Zambia, then became a priest and moved to America where he once met John Wayne in a diner.

20171022
20171022

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20171022

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20171022

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

20171029
20171029

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

Colum Arbuckle's guest are Colin Craig and Clark Wilson. Colin was a director of Corrymeela, before becoming an international advisor on conflict dialogue in many infamous troubles around the world. Clark is a musician whose musical journey has taken him from playing flute in a marching band to rehearsing a repertoire of Van Morrison songs with members of the Ulster Orchestra. Colum also celebrates Halloween with the Cosy Club.

20171029

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

Colum Arbuckle's guest are Colin Craig and Clark Wilson. Colin was a director of Corrymeela, before becoming an international advisor on conflict dialogue in many infamous troubles around the world. Clark is a musician whose musical journey has taken him from playing flute in a marching band to rehearsing a repertoire of Van Morrison songs with members of the Ulster Orchestra. Colum also celebrates Halloween with the Cosy Club.

20171029

Colum Arbuckle's guest are Colin Craig and Clark Wilson.

Colum Arbuckle's guest are Colin Craig and Clark Wilson. Colin was a director of Corrymeela, before becoming an international advisor on conflict dialogue in many infamous troubles around the world. Clark is a musician whose musical journey has taken him from playing flute in a marching band to rehearsing a repertoire of Van Morrison songs with members of the Ulster Orchestra. Colum also celebrates Halloween with the Cosy Club.

20171105

Colum Arbuckle's guests are Pauline Ross and Patsy Cavanagh.

Colum Arbuckle's guests are Pauline Ross and Patsy Cavanagh. Both have completed their dreams of building a theatre completely from scratch - Pauline in a disused school right in the centre of Derry City and Patsy in the grounds of his family home in Greencastle Co Donegal. Plus, Colum spends an afternoon at the pictures.

20171105

Colum Arbuckle's guests are Pauline Ross and Patsy Cavanagh.

Colum Arbuckle's guests are Pauline Ross and Patsy Cavanagh. Both have completed their dreams of building a theatre completely from scratch - Pauline in a disused school right in the centre of Derry City and Patsy in the grounds of his family home in Greencastle Co Donegal. Plus, Colum spends an afternoon at the pictures.

20171105

Colum Arbuckle's guests are Pauline Ross and Patsy Cavanagh.

Colum Arbuckle's guests are Pauline Ross and Patsy Cavanagh. Both have completed their dreams of building a theatre completely from scratch - Pauline in a disused school right in the centre of Derry City and Patsy in the grounds of his family home in Greencastle Co Donegal. Plus, Colum spends an afternoon at the pictures.

Colum Arbuckle shares the life stories of older people in Northern Ireland.

Colum Arbuckle's guests are Pauline Ross and Patsy Cavanagh. Both have completed their dreams of building a theatre completely from scratch - Pauline in a disused school right in the centre of Derry City and Patsy in the grounds of his family home in Greencastle Co Donegal. Plus, Colum spends an afternoon at the pictures.

20171112

Colum Arbuckle's guests are Mary Cunningham and Florence Stuart.

Colum Arbuckle's guests are Mary Cunningham and Florence Stuart. Mary was a teacher, she was part of Marriage Encounter, she has rafted down the Grand Canyon and she once had a change of life experience while sitting under a tree in America. Florence is a retired forensic scientist. She worked for the State Pathologist and feels that she has a special connection to one of the victims she had to photograph during the Troubles.

20171112

Colum Arbuckle's guests are Mary Cunningham and Florence Stuart.

Colum Arbuckle's guests are Mary Cunningham and Florence Stuart. Mary was a teacher, she was part of Marriage Encounter, she has rafted down the Grand Canyon and she once had a change of life experience while sitting under a tree in America. Florence is a retired forensic scientist. She worked for the State Pathologist and feels that she has a special connection to one of the victims she had to photograph during the Troubles.

14/05/201720170514
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Time Of Your Lives20161127

Colum Arbuckle's guests this week are Carol Doey and Shirley Bork. Carol runs The Hub - a multi-cultural centre in Cookstown. Shirley was born in Yorkshire and came to Northern Ireland with a burning ambition to work in television. She eventually worked as a set designer on the 'Billy' plays with Kenneth Brannagh and James Ellis.

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Colum Arbuckle's guests this week are Carol Doey and Shirley Bork. Carol runs The Hub - a multi-cultural centre in Cookstown. Shirley was born in Yorkshire and came to Northern Ireland with a burning ambition to work in television. She eventually worked as a set designer on the 'Billy' plays with Kenneth Brannagh and James Ellis.