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The first of four programmes exploring milestone ages in life.

1: How does the zeitgeist affect the way an 18-year-old behaves? Producer Lindsay Leonard Rpt

The first of four programmes exploring milestone ages in life.

First in a series exploring milestone ages in life. 1: And It Seemed As If Nothing Could Go Wrong with the World. Flying the nest, falling in love, discovering the music that makes a soundtrack for life. In the 20s, 18-year-olds were chaperoned; in the 60s they danced naked on the Isle of Wight; in the 90s they "seethe quietly" in their rooms. How does the Zeitgeist affect the way an 18-year-old behaves? Producer Lindsay Leonard

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A series exploring milestone ages in life. 2: Thirty is a no-man's land - too old to rock, too young for a cardigan with suede patches.

Producer Lindsay Leonard Rpt

A series exploring milestone ages in life. 2: Thirty is a no-man's land - too old to rock, too young for a cardigan with suede patches.

An exploration of life's milestone ages. 2: And Baby Makes Three. Thirty is the age for nesting, breeding and climbing the corporate ladder. But it's also a no-man's land: too old to rock, too young for a cardigan with suede patches. Producer Lindsay Leonard

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A look at milestone ages in life.

3: The spectre of the mid-life crisis. Producer Lindsay Leonard Rpt

A look at milestone ages in life.

An exploration of life's milestone ages. 3: Crisis! What Crisis?The spectre of the mid-life crisis looms large over every 40-something, but it's a notion scoffed at by those a generation older. A case of too much angst by the Post-war baby boomers who hit middle age and couldn't contain their grief? Producer Lindsay Leonard

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The last in the series which explores life's milestone ages looks at old age. Producer Lindsay Leonard Rpt

Too Good to Be Wasted on the Young. "I always imagined reaching old age and suddenly becoming very wise. But when I did turn 60 there was this terrible realisation that instead of a young ass I was now an elderly ass." Do the sweets of life come when you've lost your teeth? Does a pensioner's bus pass come with a licence to be cantankerous? Is old age a toss-up between hang-gliding grannies or slippers and rocking chairs? The last in the series exploring milestones in life focuses on old age. Producer Lindsay Leonard