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I Ever since I left university I've always wanted to set up my own business - it's terriffic, it's really what I always wanted ' - so says Roger Walker , an ex-employee of Rank Xerox who now runs his own consultancy business.
I I think one of the most enjoyable aspects about life now is that I don't really know what I'm going to be doing in a couple of years' time ' - Peter Clarkson , picture framer, ex-Rank Xerox executive.
' The hardest decision I took last year was to go on holiday ' -
Robin Cooke-Hurle . All three men are enjoying life thanks to Xanadu. It's a redundancy scheme which replaces depression and a sense of failure, with hope and enterprise. Sonia Beesley explains how it works. Producer ANNE BROWN BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Roger Walker
Unknown: Peter Clarkson
Unknown: Robin Cooke-Hurle
Unknown: Sonia Beesley
Producer: Anne Brown

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

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