Life After Rover

Its just over a year since production came to an abrupt end at the MG Rover plant in Longbridge, South Birmingham, where Herbert Austin produced his first motorcar in 1905.

During the past 12 months Radio 4 has been charting the fortunes of the 6000 redundant Rover workers in the West Midlands, where its just been announced that the Peugeot workforce may face similar problems.

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200605211/3. Its just over a year since production came to an abrupt end at the MG Rover plant in Longbridge, South Birmingham, where Herbert Austin produced his first motorcar in 1905. During the past 12 months Radio 4 has been charting the fortunes of the 6000 redundant Rover workers in the West Midlands, where its just been announced that the Peugeot workforce may face similar problems. In the first of three programmes, Adrian Chiles looks back over the chequered history of Rover.
200605282/3. Adrian Chiles continues to look back over the chequered history of Rover and Longbridge production. He charts the progress of the 6000 workers made redundant by the closure of MG Rover.
200606043/3. To mark the first anniversary of the closure of the MG Rover plant at Longbridge in South Birmingham, Adrian Chiles reveals, with the help of exclusive research from the Work Foundation, the impact redundancy has had on the lives of the 6000 ex-employees, their families, their finances and their health.
012006032720060521Adrian Chiles looks back over the chequered history of Rover.

1/3. In 1905, Herbert Austin Produced his first motor car at Longbridge in Birmingham. In 2005, production came to an abrupt end with the closure of MG Rover. In a series charting the fortunes of the 6000 redundant workers, Adrian Chiles look back over the company's chequered history.

022006032820060528With the help of exclusive research from the Work Foundation, Adrian has been charting the progress of the 6000 workers who were made redundant by the closure of Longbridge, as they try to go back into the labour market.

Adrian Chiles continues to look back over the chequered history of Rover and Longbridge production.

2/3. With the help of exclusive research from the Work Foundation, Adrian has been charting the progress of the 6000 workers who were made redundant by the closure of Longbridge, as they try to go back into the labour market.

03 LAST2006032920060604To mark the first anniversary of the closure of the MG Rover plant at Longbridge, Adrian reveals, with the help of exclusive research from the Work Foundation, the impact redundancy has had on the lives of the 6000 ex-employees, as well as on their families, finances and health.

Adrian Chiles continues to look back over the chequered history of Rover and Longbridge production.

3/3. To mark the first anniversary of the closure of the MG Rover plant at Longbridge, Adrian reveals, with the help of exclusive research from the Work Foundation, the impact redundancy has had on the lives of the 6000 ex-employees, as well as on their families, finances and health.