Speaking of nature and nurture, there is a three part series starting this week on BBC 1, called The Making of Me. It looks at three well known people – the hurdler Colin Jackson, the violin virtuoso Vanessa Mae and the gay star of Torchwood, John Barrowman – and asks ‘What made these people, was it their genes or was it events during their childhood which determined their unusual skills and attributes’? The first programme is on Thursday 25 July. If you are reading this in September you might still be able to pick the programmes up on BBCi or try psychclips.
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