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  • DRC Doctor Helping Victims of Rape

    Thu, 27 Nov 14

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    51 mins

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    Sakharov prizewinner Dr Denis Mukwege from the DRC, helping the thousands of women who'd been raped during his country's civil war; Dorico and Cabocolo Pereira Alves, fighting to protect the Lear's Macaw in Brazil; writer Clare Allan on her acclaimed satire of Britain's mental health system; Young chef - turned Swiss Guard - David Geisser

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  • I Had A Baby With An Undercover Cop

    Wed, 26 Nov 14

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    50 mins

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    Jacqui: The woman who had a child with an undercover policeman; Su Baw: A friendship between a Burmese refugee and her English teacher; Souad Massi: the Algerian singer-songwriter; Sam Sarkar: The businessman who got himself shot in order to demonstrate the effectiveness of his bullet proof vests.

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  • Saving Chimps Against the Odds

    Tue, 25 Nov 14

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    50 mins

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    Bala Amarasekaran on the impact of the Ebola outbreak on his sanctuary for chimpanzees in Sierra Leone; Singing nun Sister Cristina Scuccia, who won Italy's talent show The Voice; Pioneer sportswoman Mona Seraji, one of the first female surfers in Iran; Belgian artist Koen Vanmechelen, celebrating chickens through photography and video installation.

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  • The Day They Tried To Kill Me

    Mon, 24 Nov 14

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    50 mins

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    Kenyan MP Yusuf Hassan: I survived a terror attack; Ivan Trifonov: I flew a hot-air balloon into a cave; Carles Cardel├║s: Documenting life on the hidden island of Socotra; Christine Towery: I watched my brother die on death row; Shirley Bassey: The iconic singer on her tough upbringing.

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  • June Steenkamp, Band Aid 30, Pedal Power

    Sun, 23 Nov 14

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    27 mins

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    The nurse who inspired Band Aid, Reeva Steenkamp's mother on Pistorius trial, Reaction to IS rule, US captain rescues Afghan interpreter, African inventor of mobile phone charger powered by pedal. Presenter Matthew Bannister.

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  • Oscar Pistorius Killed My Daughter

    Thu, 20 Nov 14

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    June Steenkamp on her daughter, Reeva, the model shot dead by Oscar Pistorius / Fatima Jibrell, Somali environmental activist / Sophia Loren on a life in showbiz

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  • The Nurse Who Inspired Band Aid

    Wed, 19 Nov 14

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    Nurse who inspired Band Aid / War artist Adrian Stimson / Life in Mosul under the so-called Islamic State / Arthur Zang, inventor of Cameroon's Cardiopad

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  • The priest who saved thousands of lives

    Tue, 18 Nov 14

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    50 mins

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    The Catholic priest Father Bernard Kinvi, who saved thousands of muslims from the violence in the Central African Republic; the cult film director John Waters on why he decided to hitch hike across America; When the world's media tell the story of Africa, the iconic images are often poverty, disease and war.Nigerian photographer Andrew Esiebo, is working to refocus the image of Africa and Africans; In 2009, the Canadian-Iranian journalist Maziar Bahari was arrested in Tehran and held for 118 days in Iran's notorious Evin Prison, and now his ordeal has now been turned into a Hollywood film.

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  • Soldier's mission to save interpreter

    Mon, 17 Nov 14

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    52 mins

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    US army captain Matt Zeller who campaigned to bring his Afghan interpreter Janis Shinwari to live in the US after Janis saved his life in an ambush; Somali footballer Saadiq Mohamud on rebuilding their national team; Mixon Faluweki, the Malawian student who's invented a low-cost bicycle powered phone charger; and sound artist Chris Watson who's bringing the sound of birds back to British forests.

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  • Outlook Weekend: Tiger terror; Brain op; Skateboarders

    Sat, 15 Nov 14

    Duration:
    27 mins

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    Woman plays violin during brain op; Face to face with a man-eating tiger; Scientist who discovered that HIV causes AIDS; British gay soldier; Afghan skateboarding kids

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