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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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  • I Was Buried by a Mudslide

    Thu, 17 Apr 14

    Duration:
    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

    Duration:
    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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  • Paraglider Guy Anderson survives near-fatal crash

    Wed, 9 Apr 14

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    51 mins

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    British paraglider Guy Anderson talks about surviving a near-fatal crash in a remote area of Idaho. Sole Mio are tenor brothers Pene and Amitai Pati, and their cousin, the baritone Moses Mackay. They talk about their debut album, also called O Sole Mio, was the biggest selling album last year in New Zealand. In 2009, Clare Wood was murdered by her ex-partner, who had a record of violence against women- although this was not known at the time. Clare's father Michael Brown campaigned for Clare's law, to allow someone to ask the police about a partner's previous history of violent acts. We hear how the fictional game of Quidditch is also a sport which is popular on college campuses throughout the United States.

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  • the child star who grew up

    Tue, 8 Apr 14

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    50 mins

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    Charlotte Church on becoming a famous singer aged just eleven; American Aaron Fotheringham describes how he performs daredevil stunts in his wheelchair; Pati Ruiz, one of Latin America's most respected environmentalists talk about protecting one of Mexico's most diverse and protected natural areas, and Kiran Khan, one of Pakistan's first international female swimmers, talks about the music that inspires her.

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  • Being a sole survivor of a plane crash

    Mon, 7 Apr 14

    Duration:
    50 mins

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    George Lamson Jr on being the sole survivor of a plane crash; Australian Felicity Finlayson on protecting coral reefs on Pom Pom island in Malaysian Borneo; Californian-born musician Janice Miller talks about singing in Urdu, Punjabi and Hindi, despite not speaking a word of any of those languages; Sarah Henshaw, the British woman who started a bookshop on a canal barge.

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  • 05 Apr 14: Forgiveness, freedom and botany

    Sat, 5 Apr 14

    Duration:
    27 mins

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    Rwandan singer Jean Paul Samputu tells how he forgave his close friend for killing his parents; British horticulturist Tom Hart Dyke was kidnapped by guerillas in the Colombian jungle; John Bosco Nyombi is a gay man from Uganda forced to flee when his sexuality was revealed on public radio; and we hear the music of Nigerian-German singer-songwriter Ayo.

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