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iPM New Year's Honour: the grand finale

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Jennifer Tracey | 18:00 UK time, Saturday, 1 January 2011

Happy New Year.

Thanks for the hundreds of nominations we received for an iPM Honour. We've featured just a few of the nominees on our programmes in recent weeks and we hope to talk to more.

We've chosen a winner and you'll hear more about her in next week's programme. In the meantime you can listen again or download our special Honours programme on the iPM podcast page.

Patrick Joyce

One nominee on the programme really stands out. His name is Patrick Joyce who describes himself as an 'incurable optimist'. Many of the people nominated for this year's iPM honour could rightly be termed optimists. Some have experienced financial setbacks, family illness, or witnessed terrible events. Many have faced these trying experiences and made remarkable efforts to help themselves and others. We thought it might be interesting to speak to Patrick about the nature of optimism.

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If you sent a nomination and haven't heard from us yet, don't worry. We'll do our best to respond as soon as we can. Thanks again.

Everything we do on the programme starts with a listener suggestion. If you've an idea or an experience you'd like to share with us email ipm [@] bbc.co.uk

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