Turning Point

Mark Stephens looks at the turning point in peoples' lives.

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Mark Stephens looks at the turning point in peoples' lives.

Colin McKay's admission that he was gay led to his expulsion from his church.

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Mark Stephen hears Andy Fitchett's remarkable story and how Andy's imminent death has transformed his attitude to life.

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Colin Parry's life changed forever when his 12 year old son Tim was fatally injured in an IRA bombing campaign.

He tells Mark how he now devotes his life to campaigning for peace.

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Hugh and Ellen Muir have devoted their lives to giving love and support to special needs children.

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What impact does a walk in space have on your belief in life and the universe? Mark Stephen finds out when he talks to British born astronaut Dr Piers Sellers

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Mark Stephen hears how hypochondria nearly ruined Laura Anglim's life.

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Lauren St John discovered her childhood in Rhodesia was far from idyllic following the country's independence.

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Dorothy Maclean is the last surviving founder member of the Findhorn Foundation.

Mark Stephen hears about the spiritual values that led her to help establish the community in the early 1960's.

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Simon Calder has visited many spiritual places, but the one that means the most to him is in Scotland.

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John Wagner realised his 'rock and roll' lifestyle was going to be the death of him.

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Chantel Mrimi tells Mark Stephen how her poor childhood in Zaire gave her the determination to seek a better life in Scotland.

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He talks to musician Alastair McDonald about the importance of faith in his life.

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As a 16-year-old student Ed Husain, became an Islamic fundamentalist.

But witnessing a murder was to change his life forever.

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Orkney farmer Tommy Sinclair tells Mark Stephen his passion for taking risks is very much in his blood.

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A champagne lifestyle was not fulfilling Glasgow born Nagaraja, who turned instead to Buddhism.

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What makes you hate the person you love? Chris Lee tells Mark Stephen of the day he discovered his girlfriend was HIV positive and had kept it from him for the last two years.

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This week's Turning point is not going to be an easy listen.

Martha Long was physically, mentally and sexually abused by her stepfather 'Jacker' and then prostituted out to his neighbours for a few cigarettes, but remarkably she found the strength to forgive him.

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Former fisherman Jim Ralph's life changed direction following a tragic accident at sea.

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In this Turning Point, Opera singer Linda Esther Gray tells Mark Stephen how she coped when she lost the ability to sing and in the process her successful career and lifestyle.

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Karen Darke always thought she'd rather be dead than paralysed, and even said it to a friend the night before the climbing accident that did leave her paralysed.

Karen talks to Mark Stephen about her Turning Point that led her to a new beginning.

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Colin McKay's admission that he was gay led to his expulsion from his church.

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Mark Stephen talks to Sarah Wade, who has been working tirelessly with Romanian orphans for the last 8 years.

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Norma Irvine felt her life was incomplete following four failed IVF attempts.

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After surviving a serious illness that left him just 20 minutes from death, Andrew Greig was inspired to pick up his golf clubs after 35 years and tour 18 courses around Scotland on his road to recovery.

Andrew shares his Turning Point and his fairway to heaven with Mark Stephen.