By BBC Local Radio
Three personal stories reflecting on how we interpret and respond to the rules.
Including 81-year old Patricia, who has finally found her birth family after a 30 year search - right in the middle of a global pandemic. She's desperate to be reunited with her birth mum on her 100th birthday – but equally determined not to break national lockdown rules. And Wayne, who lives in Oxford with his husband, reflects on the rules that impact him because of his identity as a sexually active gay man - from blood donations to safari holidays.
Plus the Nottinghamshire biology teacher living a double-life as a pirate radio show host... until the BBC came knocking.
Presented and produced by Becca Bryers, with additional production from Shivani Dave.
With thanks to Justin Dealey at BBC Three Counties Radio, Clodagh Stenson at BBC Radio Oxford, and Dean Jackson and Kenny Burton at BBC Radio Nottingham.
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