Alone [Documentary]

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Fred and Marie Hobbs

Some years ago Fred and Marie Hobbs , both of them born and bred in English cities, joined the small community of lighthouse-keepers at Corbiere in Jersey. They talk to Arthur Langford about their daily routine and the attraction solitude has for them.

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011999052420000529Five perspectives on solitude.

I 1: When Tori Murden attempted to row solo across the Atlantic it nearly cost her her life. But the three months spent entirely alone were more than just a gruelling physical journey-they became an emotional and spiritual one too.

Producer Jeremy Grange (R)

Five perspectives on solitude. 1: Tori Murden attempted to row solo across the Atlantic. It nearly cost her her life. Producer Jeremy Grange

0219990525200005302: Twenty years ago Sister Anna left her religious community to live as a hermit on the coast of north Wales. She reflects on how being alone has given her a new understanding of the natural world and allowed her to come to terms with painful memories of Nazi Austria. For details see yesterday (R)

2: Sister Anna reflects on how being alone has brought her closer to God and allowed her to come to terms with painful memories of Nazi Austria. For details see yesterday

0319990526200005313: Geoff Smith has been described as the human worm. He attempted to set a new world record for being buried alive by remaining for five months in a boxjust slightly biggerthan a coffin. He recalls the ups and downs of life six foot under. For details see Monday (R)

3: Last year Geoff Smith tried to set a world record for being buried alive. For details see Monday

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4: You cannot get much closer to being alone than floating free in space, looking down on planet Earth. No woman has spent more time walking in space than shuttle astronaut Kathryn Thornton. For details see Monday (R)

4: Shuttle astronaut Kathy Thornton. One cannot get much closer to being utterly alone than floating free in space. For details see Monday

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5: One morning in May 1968 South African student John Schlapobersky was called out of a lecture. He never returned. He was arrested, tortured and put in solitary confinement. This time alone altered the direction of his life fore ver. For details see Monday (R)

5: In May 1968, South African student John Schlapobersky was arrested, tortured and put in solitary confinement.

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