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Episode 36 - Robin Red Breast

Claire's story is in remembrance of her mum who died and left a sign that she would always be with her.


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Episode 35 - The Kiss

Emer's story is all about a very special first kiss.


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Episode 34 - Music

This story is about Rachel's love of music from Zimbabwe and the West and how it has inspired her through both good and bad times in her life.


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Episode 33 - The Lost Day

George's story is about his marriage to Betty and the special day they missed out on when they were on a world cruise to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary.


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Episode 32 - Christmas

David tells us about his memories of helping others at Christmas.


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Episode 31 - Managing to Budget on Benefits

Daryl explains how difficult it is to survive on dole money.


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Episode 30 - The olden days 1966

This story is about Keith's memories of going out fishing with his dad.


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Episode 29 - Thumbs

Neil's story is about his special relationship with his wife and family.


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Episode 28 - Under Secret Darkness She Stumbled

This story explores paranormal phenomena, the existence of the afterlife, and Caroline's own experiences in the form of a traditional ghost story.


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Episode 27 - 'My Worst Nightmare' and 'Me and My Nana'

Doris and Kerrie tell us about their special relationship and how important they have been to each other through difficult times.


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Episode 27 - 'My Worst Nightmare' and 'Me and My Nana'


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Episode 26- Victim and Victor

Michael's story is about being a victim of bullying whilst at school but then becoming a victor through his creative endeavours.


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Episode 25- 29 Down and More to Go

Aileen and Brenda have run every Great North Run and tell us about how much it has changed through the years.


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Episode 24 - Learning the hard way

Dave's story is about his struggle with alcoholism.


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Episode 23 - 24 Shoes

Is Beth a half? Is Beth a whole? A story of twin identity told through the medium of shoes.


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Episode 22 - Memories of Durham Miner's Gala

Fred tells us about his memories of the Durham Miner's Gala.


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Episode 21 - Life in the old Post Office

Muriel's story is about the old Post Office at Shotley Bridge.


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Episode 20 - Tragedy and Love

Myra's story is about her family memories of Bombardment Day in Hartlepool.


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Tragedy and Love


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Episode 19 - Baby's first airing

Sheila's story is about accidentally leaving her baby outside Woolworths in the 1960s.


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Episode 18 - Hartlepool FC and Me

In this story Tony talks about how he has always followed Hartlepool United, how all the fans know him and that his best friends are Hartlepool fans too.


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Episode 17 - A Very White Wedding

Hazel tells us about her son's very, very white wedding.


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Episode 16 - Daily little wonders

Sandra's story is about her experience of living and working as a foreigner in the North East of England.


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Episode 15 - What world!

Emma gives us a view on the world through the eyes of mental health.


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Episode 14- Picture Windows

Jenny talks about her collection of postcards from the early 20th century and how they serve as a 'picture window'  into the past.


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Episode 13- The Squeaky Roller

Colin tells a funny story of a gullible customer and a squeaky roller.


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Episode 12 - Being H'Angus

Scott talks about being H'Angus the Monkey, the mascot for Hartlepool United Football Club and describes how it is such a great job.


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Episode 11 - Clearing out the Cupboard

This story is about a very special doll that was given to Freda's sister and the story behind it.


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Episode 10 - Ferris Wheel Fear

This story is about Yewande's experience of going on a ferris wheel when she was young and why she has a fear of them now.


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Episode 9 - Two spirits with the wolf

This story explores Bright Wolf Star's love of wolves and how they have helped her throughout her life and being transgender.


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Episode 8 - Back To Me

This story is about Emma's experience of beating drug addiction.


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Episode 7 - PaperBag

Paul's story takes us on a journey through him dealing with his mental health issues and how his medication makes him feel.


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Episode 6 - Hot Air

Chris' story is about memories of her father in Shotton Church Lads Brigade and her first performance as part of the band.


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Episode 5- A Tale of Two Bags

This story is about the people who have had an influence on Christine's life and how two bags reminded her of two important men in her life.


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Episode 4- Time To Come Out

This story is about a young man coming out to his Dad.


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Episode 3 - Sketching

This story is about how Michael draws in sketchpads as a means of expression and what this means to him.


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Episode 2 - A Time That Changed My Life

Rita's story is about being conscripted into the ATS during World War II and how this changed her.


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Episode 1 - My Claim To Fame

Oliver's story is about his famous ancestor, Geordie Ridley, and his connection to a famous painting at the Shipley Art Gallery.


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