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Outlook

True life stories. Join Matthew Bannister, Monday to Thursday. Includes our daily history programme Witness. Or join us for the best of Outlook on Saturdays.

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  • The Bishop who brokered peace

    Wed, 23 Apr 14

    Duration:
    50 mins

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    Romulo Emiliani, the Honduran Bishop who negotiated peace between two of the most violent street gangs in the country; Jamie Andrew, the Scottish mountaineer who lost his hands and feet in a climbing accident but continues to live life to the full; German-American photographer Gerd Ludwig on documenting the impact of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster; and a German pensioner's delight at finding a 100-year-old message from her grandfather in an old glass bottle.

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  • US Hikers: Freedom after Evin Prison

    Tue, 22 Apr 14

    Duration:
    50 mins

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    American hikers prison ordeal in Iran; the British twins who are about to be reunited after 77 years apart; tap-dancing tips from one of the world's greatest dancers.

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  • My Australian camel journey

    Mon, 21 Apr 14

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    50 mins

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    The Australian woman who walked 17-hundred miles across the Australian desert - with four camels and a dog for company; the American doctor who cures violence by treating it like a contagious disease; the Egyptian teenager who's making a name for herself as a rapper and the French artist whose paintings on the Berlin Wall now fetch millions of dollars.

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  • Outlook Weekend: Survival, Solitude and Singing

    Sat, 19 Apr 14

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    27 mins

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    American mudslide survivor Robin Youngblood; English sheep farmer and champion dog handler Emma Gray; the Indian village where you're given a tune as well as a name when you're born; the dangers of documentary-making in Syria; and Laura Schwengber, bringing music alive for people with hearing impairments.

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  • I Was Buried by a Mudslide

    Thu, 17 Apr 14

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    50 mins

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    Mudslide survivor Robin Youngblood, writer David Adam and his struggle with OCD, Jamaican Dayne Buddo waging war on lionfish, and actor Chiwetel Ejiofor on the film Half of a Yellow Sun.

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  • A voice for the 'Untouchables'

    Wed, 16 Apr 14

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    51 mins

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    Indian writer Meena Kandasamy on fighting violence against women and the caste system; English sheep farmer and champion dog handler Emma Gray; former undercover policeman Christian Plowman; and Laura Schwengber, bringing music alive for people with hearing impairments.

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  • I witnessed the Hillsborough tragedy

    Tue, 15 Apr 14

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    50 mins

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    British novelist Danny Rhodes on his memories of the Hillsborough disaster, when 96 people were crushed to death in a football stadium; the number one table tennis player in the Maldives on the song that inspires her; the 'lost generation' of Syrian children living in exile in Lebanon; the Japanese priest helping people who are possessed by the spirits of those who died in the 2011 earthquake and tsunami; and the South African writer Damon Galgut on the childhood cancer that nearly killed him.

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  • Trafficked into prostitution at 14

    Mon, 14 Apr 14

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    51 mins

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    Kidnapped and forced to become a teenage sex worker; The Indian village where you're given a tune as well as a name when you're born; The dangers of documentary-making in Syria; And American photographer Nan Goldin on the honesty of analogue.

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  • Music, Magic and Antarctic Babies

    Sat, 12 Apr 14

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    27 mins

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    Singing Samoan New Zealanders Sole Mio join Matthew in the studio; George Lamson Jr on being the sole survivor of a plane crash; bringing up a baby in Antarctica; leaving city life behind to create Mexico's most diverse natural reserve; and the magical game of Quidditch translated into the real world.

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  • Rwanda: How Do I Tell My Child?

    Thu, 10 Apr 14

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    50 mins

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    Women who had children after being raped during the Rwandan genocide tell us about the legacy of that violence; the artist who took a Picasso to the Palestinian territories; the knitwear designer who created an international business from her hobby; bringing up a baby in Antarctica; the British couple who've had 65 weddings in 50 countries.

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