Thirty Years And More
Writer Melanie McFadyean talks to five couples whose relationship has successfully survived the stresses and strains encountered in any long partnership.
What personal strengths go into a long lasting relationship, married or otherwise? What's love got to do with it - and can love endure for more than 30 years?
|01||20050620||20060321||Melanie talks to Christine and Eddie Needham, grandparents of the toddler Ben Needham, who went missing on the island of Kos in 1991.|
|02||20050621||Americans Fran and Jay Landesman came to live in LONDON during the swinging sixties, and they've enjoyed a bohemian lifestyle and an open marriage ever since.|
But doesn't openness bring insecurity? And do they still love one another?
Melanie McFadyean talks to people whose relationship has survived the stresses and strains encountered in any long partnership.
|03||20050622||Playwright Julian Mitchell has lived with philosopher Richard Rowson since the late 1960s.|
During a turbulent period in the struggle for gay rights, how have they coped with living openly as a same-sex couple?
|03 LAST||20060404||Melanie McFadyean talks to people whose relationship has survived the stresses and strains encountered in any long partnership.|
|04||20050623||Jamaican born jazz musician Coleridge Goode met Gertrude, an Austrian refugee, amid the chaos of wartime LONDON.|
What was it that drew them together - and kept them that way?
|05 LAST||20050624||There's an 11 year age gap between Jack and Rhona Aizenberg, but when they met in the mid 1960s, they each gradually discovered the answers to some of their most crucial internal problems.|