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Ever wondered about time?

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As a breakfast TV presenter, Penny Smith might be forgiven for believing we live in a society that never sleeps. But are we really living 24-7?

Taking up the challenge to beat the ticking of the inevitable, Edward Enfield sets out to beat the clock. Can we hold back time?

Dendrochronologist Cathy Groves has the ability to use a woodland as a calendar, stopwatch and almanac. She explains how nature tells the time.

Is the time of our birth - and the position of the planets at that point - what determines the course of our life? Toyah Willcox explains her belief in astrology.

First broadcast: Saturday 29 Apr 2000 on BBC TWO

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