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Owen McFadden is a producer with BBC Radio Ulster in Belfast and he has contacted the Retired Teachers’ Association about a weekly magazine programme called Time Of Our Lives which is broadcast on BBC Radio Ulster on Sunday afternoons between 2 and 3pm and focuses on the stories and experiences of people actively enjoying life in what’s become known as the ‘Third Age’ (i.e. 55+).

Each week we have two studio guests whom we talk to about the twists and turns of their own life-stories. We also record features at events across NI and include music and selections from the BBC archives. The result is an inspiring and entertaining programme that casts an entirely different light on life for the over 50s than is typical in the media.

The good news is that we don’t go out ‘live.’ The programme is recorded on Wednesdays at Broadcasting House in Ormeau Avenue, Belfast and it is always a very relaxed and enjoyable experience.

Our presenter, Colum Arbuckle, travels from Derry/Londonderry each week to host the show, proudly using his bus pass. Colum has been a broadcaster for over thirty years and always puts our guests at their ease.

We are about to begin our third series of programmes, and in the two and half years in which we have been on the air we have filled the airwaves with extraordinary stories from ‘ordinary’ people.

The programme will be going out every week from the beginning of May until February 2018 so we have plenty of room for retired teachers as guests over that period. For further information, please contact Owen at: