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0101First House2017073120200202 (BBC7)
20200203 (BBC7)
Remember the house you grew up in? Would you like to go back and visit? Jude Rogers does.

Does anyone stay in one place anymore?
Statistically, moving house is one of the most stressful things we do in our lives - whether finding somewhere to live, moving in, moving out - we leave traces of ourselves scattered in kitchens, bedrooms, bathrooms, flat shares, student lodgings and childhood homes.
Would you like the chance to go back ? To see who lives in your old bedroom, what colours the walls are painted and which posters are stuck up with blue tack? Or what has happened to the swirly hall carpet your parents laid?
Every day this week, Jude Rogers travels back in time, to visit the places that she's called home over nearly 4 decades - a journey through front doors, differently configured living rooms, extended bedrooms places shared with family, friends, boyfriends and most recently, her husband and child.
Some surprises are in store, as buildings change dimension in her memory, moments of joy and tragedy return, and a sense of continuity is found.
Gentrification, shifting social movements and nostalgia, all observed with a candid and personal eye.
Part one find her nervously approaching the house she lived on a new-build estate in Wales, where she lived up to the age of 5. The garage is gone, the back garden built on... but then she steps inside to find...?

Producer: Sara Jane Hall.

In this series, Jude Rogers travels back in time, to visit the places that she's called home over nearly 4 decades - a journey through front doors, differently configured living rooms, extended bedrooms places shared with family, friends, boyfriends and most recently, her husband and child.

Some surprises are in store, as buildings change dimension in her memory, moments of joy and tragedy return, and a sense of continuity is found. Gentrification, shifting social movements and nostalgia, all observed with a candid and personal eye.

This opening episode, finds Jude nervously approaching the house she lived on a new-build estate in Wales, where she lived up to the age of 5. The garage is gone, the back garden built on... but then she steps inside to find...?

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2017.

Jude Rogers journeys back to the homes that have shaped her life.

Jude Rogers journeys back to the homes that have shaped her life.

0102Student Days2017080120200209 (BBC7)
20200210 (BBC7)
Biscuits and hard cheese. First steps from home. Jude Rogers returns to her student rooms.

One morning you say goodbye to your ordinary house in an ordinary an ordinary Welsh village, and an ordinary bedroom filled with Blur and Oasis posters, that mum can still invade with the hoover, and suddenly you are standing in front of a beautiful 400 year old building with turrets and clock towers.

You sit on your bed staring at the bare walls, wondering what poster to put up first. Your roommate arrives and you eye each other warily.

Taking that first step away from home, if you are lucky enough to go to university, can be a little more gentle that landing up in the outside world. But what challenges lie ahead?

Jude Rogers continues her journey back to the homes that have shaped her life, and meets the students who have taken up residence in her past rooms - Verity, Annie and Tilly, to find out how their lives contrast with hers.

Producer: Sara Jane Hall.

One morning you say goodbye to your ordinary house in an ordinary anDrama On 3

One morning you say goodbye to your ordinary house in an ordinary Welsh village, and an ordinary bedroom filled with Blur and Oasis posters, that mum can still invade with the hoover, and suddenly you are standing in front of a beautiful 400 year old building with turrets and clock towers.

Taking that first step away from home, if you are lucky enough to go to university, can be a little more gentle than landing up in the outside world. But what challenges lie ahead?

Producer: Sara Jane Hall.

Jude Rogers journeys back to the homes that have shaped her life.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2017.

Jude Rogers journeys back to the homes that have shaped her life.

0103Rent2017080220200216 (BBC7)
20200217 (BBC7)
The brutally changing world of the flat rental market, as Jude revisits her 1990s home.

Part 3 of Jude Rogers return to the homes she has lived in throughout her life.
She returns to rented accommodation across London in the 1990's - her first flat-share, central and cheap, and occupied then by a bevy of colourful characters - now empty and being used as a long term investment.
Then she crosses town to find her former first floor flat in Hackney in East London, now subsidised by the local council as an attempt to keep born and bred Londoners close to their families, despite rocketing rents.

Producer: Sara Jane Hall.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2017.

Jude Rogers journeys back to the homes that have shaped her life.

Jude Rogers journeys back to the homes that have shaped her life.

0104We're Getting A Mortgage2017080320200223 (BBC7)
20200224 (BBC7)
Things are getting serious for Jude Rogers as she makes the decision to buy her first home

Things are getting serious for Jude Rogers as she makes the decision to buy her first home in the London suburbs - its where she will get married from, have her first child, and she only moved out last year... its an emotional moment as she returns to the first home she bought.

"It's amazing how powerful smell is. Instantly, I see my son as a baby, scuttling across the wooden floor in his walker. I expect my husband to walk through from the kitchen. I hear a cat's footsteps upstairs, and stop calling out for our cat, Poppy. She lived here for three years, and died, at 15, last summer."

Producer: Sara Jane Hall.

Producer: Sara Jane Hall.

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Jude Rogers journeys back to the homes that have shaped her life.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2017.

Jude Rogers journeys back to the homes that have shaped her life.

0105Coming Home2017080420200301 (BBC7)
20200302 (BBC7)
Fewer shift workers, more sheep. Jude returns to the Welsh hills leaving London a memory.

Jude Rogers finds herself drawn back to the country of her birth - Wales - in the final episode of the series.

"The property boom in London gave us the means to get out and buy bigger - my God, we could even buy a house with a GARDEN.
And if you've been listening to me this week - going back to the places I've lived in, you'll appreciate the jump up that means..
We fell in love with a house in Wales, looking over the Monnow Valley, a part of the world where we didn't know anybody, or anything, really.
All our friends in London, our home for nearly two decades, thought we were mad."

Producer: Sara Jane Hall.

Producer: Sara Jane Hall.

Fewer shift workers, more sheep. JuDrama On 3

Jude Rogers finds herself drawn back to the country of her birth - Wales - in the conclusion of the series.

"The property boom in London gave us the means to get out and buy bigger - my God, we could even buy a house with a GARDEN!. So we fell in love with a house in Wales, looking over the Monnow Valley, a part of the world where we didn't know anybody, or anything, really. All our friends in London, our home for nearly two decades, thought we were mad."

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2017.

Jude Rogers journeys back to the homes that have shaped her life.

Jude Rogers journeys back to the homes that have shaped her life.