24 Hours

BBC Radio 1

A lot can happen in 24 Hours. Adele Roberts hears three stories of young people facing a landmark day in their careers. In each of these stories, holding your nerve can mean the difference between success or failure.

Genevieve Rolleston-Smith is a trainee helicopter pilot at the Defence Helicopter Flying School at RAF Shawbury. Today is a crucial day in her training.

Adele meets Jack Laugher and Chris Mears. They’re two divers from Leeds hoping to represent the country at this summer’s Olympics.

Christopher Macarthur Boyd is an emerging stand-up comedian from Glasgow. Can he conquer his nerves to deliver a hilarious set?

Along the way, Adele hears how Genevieve, Chris, Jack and Christopher control their nerves and manage their adrenaline to face potentially life-changing challenges.

Produced by Paul Smith

Broadcast: March 2016