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30/05/2012

Duration:
28 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 30 May 2012

The rag trade to riches story of Irvine Sellar, the multi-millionaire behind Western Europe's tallest building, the Shard in London.

Also, three Afghan actresses discuss the risks they face performing Shakespeare in their native language of Dari, which include death threats.

And the secrets of a long and healthy life from the world's oldest yoga teacher, Tao Porchon-Lynch. She's 93 and has no plans to retire.

(Image: Dawn breaking over the City of London in January 2012, with the Shard prominent in the skyline. Credit: Jeff Overs / BBC)

  • Shard's spire now in place on Europe's tallest building

    Shard's spire now in place on Europe's tallest building

    The highest part of what will become Europe's tallest inhabited building has been lifted into place in London

    Read more on the BBC News website
  • Shakespeare's Afghan journey to the Globe

    Shakespeare's Afghan journey to the Globe

    Ten actors are hoping to redefine Shakespeare - and the public perception of Afghanistan - by taking part in one of the most ambitious theatre festivals of all time

    Read more on the BBC News website
  • World's oldest yoga teacher Tao Porchon-Lynch at 93

    World's oldest yoga teacher Tao Porchon-Lynch at 93

    The 93-year-old, who has had a hip replacement, said she would continue teaching "until I can't breathe any more". "I love yoga, it brightens my day and makes everybody smile"

    Watch the report on the BBC News website

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