Northern Ireland

BBC Evening Extra: Living with Loss

Jack Anderson photograph Image copyright Jack Anderson
Image caption Jack Anderson talks about the death of his wife, Marian, in the week long series on BBC Radio Ulster's Evening Extra programme

BBC Radio Ulster's Evening Extra programme is exploring the topic of living with loss, through a series of conversations with people in Northern Ireland.

Starting Monday 8 February, it will offer audiences an insight into how different types of loss affects people of all ages and backgrounds, bringing them to the heart of the issue.

Image copyright Frances Hindman/Maggie McCoy
Image caption Generation emigration: The loss of being a long distant mother: Left - Frances Hindman and, right, the McCoy family: Saoirse, Colleen and their mother, Maggie

The week-long series will feature a daily case study of people sharing their experiences of living with loss.

It will air each night at 17:50 GMT on BBC Radio Ulster.

Image copyright Jack Anderson
Image caption Jack Anderson talks about living with the loss of his wife, Marian, after more than 50 years of marriage
Image copyright Jack Glenn
Image caption Jack Glenn was an adventure sports enthusiast before he was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease in his early 60s

The Living with Loss series will end with a studio discussion on Friday, 12 February.

Audiences will be able to interact in a number of ways: Tweeting @BBCevex, posting on the Radio Ulster Facebook page, or texting 81771.

BBC Radio Ulster's Evening Extra programme is broadcast each weekday from 17:00 GMT.

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