Retirement Day

Three programmes looking at a pivotal day in people's lives.


01The Fireman1999091320000828

Mick Tamplin loved the fire service.

He won the Queen's Medal for Gallantry for rescuing some children from a blazing house.

But illness forced him to leave before he was due to retire.

A future as a florist seems less appealing.

02The Head Teacher1999091420000829

Keith Mercer, who became the first head teacher of the newly formed St Peter's comprehensive school in Solihull in 1974.

03 LASTThe Shopkeepers19990915

Peter and Sylvia Lefroy-Owen, who have decided to sell up and retire after running their specialist needlecraft shop for 20 years.