Rites Of Passage

A new poetry series presented by Ian Mcmillan, travelling the length and breadth of the country meeting ordinary people who turn to poetry for inspiration or solace at key moments in their lives.

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20040815"

A new poetry series presented by Ian McMillan, travelling the length and breadth of the country meeting ordinary people who turn to poetry for inspiration or solace at key moments in their lives.

1/6. Baby Remembrance

In the 1st programme of this new series, Ian McMillan joins a service of remembrance at Manchester Cathedral for parents who have lost a child and speaks to a United Reformed Church minister whose son died at 28 weeks and who turned to poetry as a way of expressing her grief. Then News."

20040815A new poetry series presented by Ian McMillan, travelling the length and breadth of the country meeting ordinary people who turn to poetry for inspiration or solace at key moments in their lives.

1/6. Baby Remembrance

In the 1st programme of this new series, Ian McMillan joins a service of remembrance at Manchester Cathedral for parents who have lost a child and speaks to a United Reformed Church minister whose son died at 28 weeks and who turned to poetry as a way of expressing her grief. Then News.

20040821"

A new poetry series presented by Ian McMillan, travelling the length and breadth of the country meeting ordinary people who turn to poetry for inspiration or solace at key moments in their lives.

1/6. Baby Remembrance

In the 1st programme of this new series, Ian McMillan joins a service of remembrance at Manchester Cathedral for parents who have lost a child and speaks to a United Reformed Church minister whose son died at 28 weeks and who turned to poetry as a way of expressing her grief."

20040821A new poetry series presented by Ian McMillan, travelling the length and breadth of the country meeting ordinary people who turn to poetry for inspiration or solace at key moments in their lives.

1/6. Baby Remembrance

In the 1st programme of this new series, Ian McMillan joins a service of remembrance at Manchester Cathedral for parents who have lost a child and speaks to a United Reformed Church minister whose son died at 28 weeks and who turned to poetry as a way of expressing her grief.

20040822"

A new poetry series presented by Ian McMillan, travelling the length and breadth of the country meeting ordinary people who turn to poetry for inspiration or solace at key moments in their lives.

2/6. Stonehenge

Ian McMillan joins a group of Druids to watch the sunrise over Stonehenge. Ian is himself initiated as a Druidic bard, listens to some poems and talks to his fellow celebrants about why words matter. Then News."

20040822A new poetry series presented by Ian McMillan, travelling the length and breadth of the country meeting ordinary people who turn to poetry for inspiration or solace at key moments in their lives.

2/6. Stonehenge

Ian McMillan joins a group of Druids to watch the sunrise over Stonehenge. Ian is himself initiated as a Druidic bard, listens to some poems and talks to his fellow celebrants about why words matter. Then News.

20040904"

A new poetry series presented by Ian McMillan, travelling the length and breadth of the country meeting ordinary people who turn to poetry for inspiration or solace at key moments in their lives.

2/6. Stonehenge

Ian McMillan joins a group of Druids to watch the sunrise over Stonehenge. Ian is himself initiated as a Druidic bard, listens to some poems and talks to his fellow celebrants about why words matter. "

20040904A new poetry series presented by Ian McMillan, travelling the length and breadth of the country meeting ordinary people who turn to poetry for inspiration or solace at key moments in their lives.

2/6. Stonehenge

Ian McMillan joins a group of Druids to watch the sunrise over Stonehenge. Ian is himself initiated as a Druidic bard, listens to some poems and talks to his fellow celebrants about why words matter.

20040905"

A new poetry series presented by Ian McMillan, travelling the length and breadth of the country meeting ordinary people who turn to poetry for inspiration or solace at key moments in their lives.

3/6. Changing Schools

Ian McMillan visits Year 6 at Hoyland Springwood Primary School in Barnsley and creates much merriment as he encourages the children to write their very own ritual poem about going up to 'big' school. "

20040905A new poetry series presented by Ian McMillan, travelling the length and breadth of the country meeting ordinary people who turn to poetry for inspiration or solace at key moments in their lives.

3/6. Changing Schools

Ian McMillan visits Year 6 at Hoyland Springwood Primary School in Barnsley and creates much merriment as he encourages the children to write their very own ritual poem about going up to 'big' school.

20040911"

A new poetry series presented by Ian McMillan, travelling the length and breadth of the country meeting ordinary people who turn to poetry for inspiration or solace at key moments in their lives.

3/6. Changing Schools

Ian McMillan visits Year 6 at Hoyland Springwood Primary School in Barnsley and creates much merriment as he encourages the children to write their very own ritual poem about going up to 'big' school."

20040911"

A new poetry series presentedRound Britain Quiz

20040911A new poetry series presented by Ian McMillan, travelling the length and breadth of the country meeting ordinary people who turn to poetry for inspiration or solace at key moments in their lives.

3/6. Changing Schools

Ian McMillan visits Year 6 at Hoyland Springwood Primary School in Barnsley and creates much merriment as he encourages the children to write their very own ritual poem about going up to 'big' school.

20040912"

A new poetry series presented by Ian McMillan, travelling the length and breadth of the country meeting ordinary people who turn to poetry for inspiration or solace at key moments in their lives.

5/6. Retirement

Ian meets and discusses poetry with David Stewart, due to retire September 2004, and his wife Christine, as they take part in a workshop run by the Pre-Retirement Association. Tony Chivers, from the PRA, talks about its work and the importance of preparing for this new phase in life."

20040912A new poetry series presented by Ian McMillan, travelling the length and breadth of the country meeting ordinary people who turn to poetry for inspiration or solace at key moments in their lives.

5/6. Retirement

Ian meets and discusses poetry with David Stewart, due to retire September 2004, and his wife Christine, as they take part in a workshop run by the Pre-Retirement Association. Tony Chivers, from the PRA, talks about its work and the importance of preparing for this new phase in life.

20040912A new poetry series presented by Ian McMillan, travelling the length and breadth of the country meeting ordinary people who turn to poetry for inspiration or solace at key moments in their lives.

5/6. Retirement

Ian meets and discusses poetry with David Stewart, due to retire September 2004, and his wife Christine, as they take part in a workshop run by the Pre-Retirement Association. Tony Chivers, from the PRA, talks about its work and the importance of preparing for this new phase in life."

20040918"

A new poetry series presented by Ian McMillan, travelling the length and breadth of the country meeting ordinary people who turn to poetry for inspiration or solace at key moments in their lives.

5/6. Retirement

Ian meets and discusses poetry with David Stewart, due to retire September 2004, and his wife Christine, as they take part in a workshop run by the Pre-Retirement Association. Tony Chivers, from the PRA, talks about its work and the importance of preparing for this new phase in life."

20040918A new poetry series presented by Ian McMillan, travelling the length and breadth of the country meeting ordinary people who turn to poetry for inspiration or solace at key moments in their lives.

5/6. Retirement

Ian meets and discusses poetry with David Stewart, due to retire September 2004, and his wife Christine, as they take part in a workshop run by the Pre-Retirement Association. Tony Chivers, from the PRA, talks about its work and the importance of preparing for this new phase in life.

20040919"

Ian McMillan travels the length and breadth of the country meeting ordinary people who turn to poetry for inspiration or solace at key moments in their lives.

6/6. Baby Naming Ceremony

Ian McMillan travels to Dartmoor to attend the humanist naming ceremony Lou and Steve have devised for their daughter Imogen with the celebrant, Alison Orchard.

Then News."

20040919Ian McMillan travels the length and breadth of the country meeting ordinary people who turn to poetry for inspiration or solace at key moments in their lives.

6/6. Baby Naming Ceremony

Ian McMillan travels to Dartmoor to attend the humanist naming ceremony Lou and Steve have devised for their daughter Imogen with the celebrant, Alison Orchard.

Then News.

"Programme 1, 2015"
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930829]"Earth from Israel. First in a six-Dart series. Bel Mooney looks at how different funeral rituals have been integrated into British life. Tonight, the Jewish community of North London. Producer Penny Lawrence"
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930829]Earth from Israel. First in a six-Dart series. Bel Mooney looks at how different funeral rituals have been integrated into British life. Tonight, the Jewish community of North London. Producer Penny Lawrence
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930829] Unknown: Bel Mooney
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930905]2: Ashes to the East Coast. The Hindu community of Leicester conduct elaborate funeral services to bid farewell to individual souls. Bel Mooney follows the flow of their philosophy in practice. Producer Penny Lawrence
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930912]3: Always Facing Mecca. The tomb is a place of trial for Muslims. Bel Mooney joins the community in Bradford to discover how they bury their dead. Producer Penny Lawrence
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930912]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930919]"4: Building the Promised Land. Bel Mooney discovers how the Rastafarians of Birmingham are building heaven on earth, where as God's chosen people they can live for ever. Producer Penny Lawrence"
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930919]4: Building the Promised Land. Bel Mooney discovers how the Rastafarians of Birmingham are building heaven on earth, where as God's chosen people they can live for ever. Producer Penny Lawrence
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930919]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930926]5: Feeding Hungry Ghosts. Ancestor worship and preparation for reincarnation are rites shared by Bel Mooney with the Chinese community in Manchester. Producer Penny Lawrence
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930926]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19931003]"6: Fading Laments. In the final programme of the series, Bel Mooney joins the Greek Orthodox community in Glasgow in their adapted rituals and commemorations. Producer Penny Lawrence"
Genome: [r4 Bd=19931003]6: Fading Laments. In the final programme of the series, Bel Mooney joins the Greek Orthodox community in Glasgow in their adapted rituals and commemorations. Producer Penny Lawrence
Genome: [r4 Bd=19931003]
GENOME:
[R4 BD=19930829]
"Earth from Israel. First in a six-Dart series. Bel Mooney looks at how different funeral rituals have been integrated into British life. Tonight, the Jewish community of North London. Producer Penny Lawrence"
GENOME:
[R4 BD=19930829]
Earth from Israel. First in a six-Dart series. Bel Mooney looks at how different funeral rituals have been integrated into British life. Tonight, the Jewish community of North London. Producer Penny Lawrence
GENOME:
[R4 BD=19930829]
Earth from Israel. First in a six-Dart series. Bel Mooney looks at how different funeral rituals have been integrated into British life. Tonight, the Jewish community of North London. Producer Penny Lawrence
GENOME:
[R4 BD=19930829]
Unknown: Bel Mooney
GENOME:
[R4 BD=19930905]
2: Ashes to the East Coast. The Hindu community of Leicester conduct elaborate funeral services to bid farewell to individual souls. Bel Mooney follows the flow of their philosophy in practice. Producer Penny Lawrence
GENOME:
[R4 BD=19930905]
2: Ashes to the East Coast. The Hindu community of Leicester conduct elaborate funeral services to bid farewell to individual souls. Bel Mooney follows the flow of their philosophy in practice. Producer Penny Lawrence
GENOME:
[R4 BD=19930912]
3: Always Facing Mecca. The tomb is a place of trial for Muslims. Bel Mooney joins the community in Bradford to discover how they bury their dead. Producer Penny Lawrence
GENOME:
[R4 BD=19930912]
3: Always Facing Mecca. The tomb is a place of trial for Muslims. Bel Mooney joins the community in Bradford to discover how they bury their dead. Producer Penny Lawrence
GENOME:
[R4 BD=19930912]
Unknown: Bel Mooney
GENOME:
[R4 BD=19930919]
"4: Building the Promised Land. Bel Mooney discovers how the Rastafarians of Birmingham are building heaven on earth, where as God's chosen people they can live for ever. Producer Penny Lawrence"
GENOME:
[R4 BD=19930919]
4: Building the Promised Land. Bel Mooney discovers how the Rastafarians of Birmingham are building heaven on earth, where as God's chosen people they can live for ever. Producer Penny Lawrence
GENOME:
[R4 BD=19930919]
4: Building the Promised Land. Bel Mooney discovers how the Rastafarians of Birmingham are building heaven on earth, where as God's chosen people they can live for ever. Producer Penny Lawrence
GENOME:
[R4 BD=19930919]
Unknown: Bel Mooney
GENOME:
[R4 BD=19930926]
5: Feeding Hungry Ghosts. Ancestor worship and preparation for reincarnation are rites shared by Bel Mooney with the Chinese community in Manchester. Producer Penny Lawrence
GENOME:
[R4 BD=19930926]
5: Feeding Hungry Ghosts. Ancestor worship and preparation for reincarnation are rites shared by Bel Mooney with the Chinese community in Manchester. Producer Penny Lawrence
GENOME:
[R4 BD=19930926]
Unknown: Bel Mooney
GENOME:
[R4 BD=19931003]
"6: Fading Laments. In the final programme of the series, Bel Mooney joins the Greek Orthodox community in Glasgow in their adapted rituals and commemorations. Producer Penny Lawrence"
GENOME:
[R4 BD=19931003]
6: Fading Laments. In the final programme of the series, Bel Mooney joins the Greek Orthodox community in Glasgow in their adapted rituals and commemorations. Producer Penny Lawrence
GENOME:
[R4 BD=19931003]
6: Fading Laments. In the final programme of the series, Bel Mooney joins the Greek Orthodox community in Glasgow in their adapted rituals and commemorations. Producer Penny Lawrence
GENOME:
[R4 BD=19931003]
Unknown: Bel Mooney
0101Baby Remembrance2004081520040821Ian Mcmillan joins a service of remembrance at Manchester Cathedral for parents who have lost a child and speaks to a United Reformed Church minister whose son died at 28 weeks and who turned to poetry as a way of expressing her grief.

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Ian Mcmillan joins a service of remembrance at Manchester Cathedral for parents who have lost a child and speaks to a United Reformed Church minister whose son died at 28 weeks and who turned to poetry as a way of expressing her grief."

0102Stonehenge2004082220040828"Ian Mcmillan joins a group of Druids to watch the sunrise over Stonehenge. Ian is himself initiated as a Druidic bard, listens to some poems and talks to his fellow celebrants about why words matter."
0102Stonehenge2004082220040828"Ian Mcmillan joins a group of Druids to watch the sunrise over Stonehenge. Ian is himself initiated as a Druidic bard, listens to some poems and talks to his fellow celebrants about why woRoots Reggae And Rebellion [world Service]
0102Stonehenge2004082220040828Ian Mcmillan joins a group of Druids to watch the sunrise over Stonehenge. Ian is himself initiated as a Druidic bard, listens to some poems and talks to his fellow celebrants about why words matter.
0103Hindu Wedding2004082920040904"Ian Mcmillan travels to Bhaktivedanta Manor, made famous in the 70s when George Harrison donated it to the Hare Krishna Movement, for a Hindu wedding. He talks to the wedding couple about the place of poetry in their lives, and to a Hindu priest about the poetic nature of Sanskrit."
0103Hindu Wedding2004082920040904Ian Mcmillan travels to Bhaktivedanta Manor, made famous in the 70s when George Harrison donated it to the Hare Krishna Movement, for a Hindu wedding. He talks to the wedding couple about the place of poetry in their lives, and to a Hindu priest about the poetic nature of Sanskrit.
0104Changing Schools2004090520040911Ian Mcmillan visits Year 6 at Hoyland Springwood Primary School in Barnsley and creates much merriment as he encourages the children to write their very own ritual poem about going up to 'big' school.
0105Retirement2004091220040918"Ian meets and discusses poetry with David Stewart, due to retire September 2004, and his wife Christine, as they take part in a workshop run by the Pre-Retirement Association. Tony Chivers, from the PRA, talks about its work and the importance of preparing for this new phase in life."
0105Retirement2004091220040918Ian meets and discusses poetry with David Stewart, due to retire September 2004, and his wife Christine, as they take part in a workshop run by the Pre-Retirement Association. Tony Chivers, from the PRA, talks about its work and the importance of preparing for this new phase in life.
0106 LASTBaby Naming Ceremony2004091920040925Ian Mcmillan travels to Dartmoor to attend the humanist naming ceremony Lou and Steve have devised for their daughter Imogen with the celebrant, Alison Orchard.

"Ian Mcmillan travels to Dartmoor to attend the humanist naming ceremony Lou and Steve have devised for their daughter Imogen with the celebrant, Alison Orchard."