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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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  • Outlook Weekend: Wrestler, Nepal, Egypt's 'Ideal Mum'

    Sat, 2 May 15

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Available:
    29 days remaining

    Journalist Bhrikuti Rai's experience of the Nepal earthquake; the Chinese-American turning rejection into self-help therapy, Arab-Israeli dentist-turned-wrestler Hakeem Wakur; the Egyptian woman who spent over 40 years dressing as a man and won a prize for being an 'Ideal Mother'

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  • Devastated buildings in Kathmandu

    Thu, 30 Apr 15

    Duration:
    51 mins

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    27 days remaining

    Bhrikuti Rai gives her account of the earthquake in Nepal; Forty years after the end of the Vietnam War we hear from Anne Morrison whose husband was an American anti-war activist; Alexis Wright is an Aboriginal land rights campaigner in Australia who has become a best selling novelist and Jacque Kahura, a remarkable primary school teacher from Kenya, who was a finalist in this year's Global Teachers' Prize.

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  • Carrying Farkhunda's Coffin

    Wed, 29 Apr 15

    Duration:
    50 mins

    Available:
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    The Afghan women who carried Farkhunda's coffin, the women beaten to death by a mob; the UK couple who share their home with birds; the Chinese entrepreneur who seeks out rejection; the best selling Irish author Marian Keyes.

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  • The Photographer Capturing Images of Migrants

    Tue, 28 Apr 15

    Duration:
    50 mins

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    Photographer Juan Medina following the stories of migrants trying to reach Europe by sea; the opera singer with such a bad sense of direction she gets lost on her way to stage; the Egyptian woman who disguised herself as a man for 40 years to support her family; and the Arab Israeli dentist who's put his career on hold to become a professional wrestler.

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  • Boston's 3'9" Marathon Runner

    Mon, 27 Apr 15

    Duration:
    50 mins

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    After the bombs, woman with dwarfism returns to Boston marathon to finish the race; the healing powers of the harmonica; and remembering the Armenian massacres 100 years on.

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  • Race Horse, Amazon tribe, Egypt prison

    Sat, 25 Apr 15

    Duration:
    27 mins

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    The Welsh barmaid who broke into the world of horse racing; the Amazonian man running the London Marathon; a letter from a photo-journalist being held without trial in an Egyptian prison

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  • Burying Chile's Abandoned Babies

    Wed, 22 Apr 15

    Duration:
    51 mins

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    Bernarda Gallardo - Burying Chile's abandoned babies; Mike Bonanno - American political activist who performs outrageous stunts; Anna Lyndsey - British woman forced to live in the dark; Khadija Al-Salami - Yemeni film maker.

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  • Locked up for taking photos in Cairo

    Tue, 21 Apr 15

    Duration:
    50 mins

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    Shawkan - Egyptian photojournalist imprisoned without trial; disabled Austrian dancer Tanja Erhart; Joan Williams riding California's Rose Parade 57 years late; whistling Brit David Morris.

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  • Priest Saving Christians from ISIS

    Mon, 20 Apr 15

    Duration:
    50 mins

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    17 days remaining

    Father Douglas Al-Bazi, a Catholic priest in Iraq helping victims of ISIS; celebrated British satirical cartoonist, Gerald Scarfe; Jan Vokes, the Welsh barmaid who bred a winning race horse against the odds; the writer Alexandra Fuller talks about growing up during the Rhodesian civil war.

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  • Water Man, Selfie stick, Overcoming Disability

    Sat, 18 Apr 15

    Duration:
    27 mins

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    The men who became each other's eyes and hands, the Chilean tenor who sung his way out of poverty, an early version of the selfie stick, farming buffalo in the snow, the Water man of India

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