An Englishman, an American and a Malawian discuss their lives in their 50’s. One is very much on his own, one very much a part of something much larger than himself almost part of the ground on which he walks. There are cultural similarities and differences. There is acceptance of one’s position in life and strong rebellion and the desire to be young again. Many emotional responses and attitudes are demonstrated in this tape. . Part of a series of programmes by Malcolm Brown, who made the Talking About..’ series. For teaching and learning purposes, the human life span is divided into 12 linked stages, from the pre-school child to the very old.