Growing Old Wisely. Dr Tina Beattie considers the challenges and opportunities of ageing.
Bryan Ferry, September Song, from CD As Time Goes By, Virgin DGV1R89. Track 15.
Desmond Dekker, Honour your Father and Mother from CD The Best of Desmond Dekker, RHINO/WEA B0000032DB, Track 1.
Plato, The Republic, trans. Desmond Lee, Penguin Books, 2nd edition (revised), 1987
Carol Ann Duffy, Mrs. Rip Van Winkle from The World's Wife, Picador, 1999
Magnificat, William Byrd, from The Great Service CD. Gimell 4549112, Tallis Scholars, dir. Peter Philips, track 5
Rohinton Mistry, Family Matters, London: Faber and Faber, 2002, p. 113
George Eliot, Middlemarch, Penguin Classics, 2003
Hubert Parry, Lord Let Me Know Mine End, from CD Parry: 'Songs of Farewell', CONIFER CDCF155, Choir of Trinity College Cambridge, dir. Richard Marlow, track 6.
R.S. Thomas, A Marriage from R.S. Thomas, Everyman, 1996
Katherine Jenkins, Do not Stand at my Grave and Weep, from CD LIVING A DREAM, track 13
Charles Causley, Eden Rock from A Field of Vision, Papermac, 1988
Nunc Dimittis: Geoffrey Burgon, sung by Anthony Way, from CD The Best of Anthony Way, Decca 5605722, track 13.