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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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Recent episodes (10)

  • I survived three lightning strikes

    Thu, 31 Jul 14

    Duration:
    50 mins

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    29 days remaining

    The man who survived three lightning strikes; The "mermaid" of South Korea; The cartoonist who's taken on the subject of her aging parents; the man who saved a bear from drowning; and Rapelang Rabana - one of Africa's top tech-entrepreneurs.

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  • Hunting Honduras' child smugglers

    Wed, 30 Jul 14

    Duration:
    50 mins

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    28 days remaining

    The head of the elite Honduran police unit that has gone from fighting drug crime to rescuing young children being smuggled out of the country; the American woman who makes videos of men who harass her in the street; the Italian farmer's son who uses a tractor to cut huge portraits of world leaders into the countryside; and the British adventurer who spent a record-breaking 45 days on a storm-lashed rock in the North Atlantic.

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  • My Father was a serial killer

    Tue, 29 Jul 14

    Duration:
    50 mins

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    The daughter of a serial killer on how she has dealt with what her father did; the Mexican artist who has been leaving steel bicycles around the streets of New York; the woman who grew up with a Jewish mother and a Palestinian father.

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  • I found my GI father on Facebook

    Mon, 28 Jul 14

    Duration:
    50 mins

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    26 days remaining

    Reunited online the Amerasian woman and her US soldier dad; the British rowers who made it 3,600 miles across the Indian Ocean; the Brazilian man who invented football's new magic white spray; the South African youth choir who travel the world; the pop DJ whose famous grandfather inspired him to return to classical music.

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  • My new face; dancing lambada; poisonous frogs.

    Sat, 26 Jul 14

    Duration:
    27 mins

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    The American woman who had a face transplant after her husband attacked her with industrial chemicals; the Brazilian fisherman who became an internationally acclaimed lambada dancer; the British zoologist with a passion for poisonous frogs; woman who learned to ride a hand-bike after a car accident and the man who's helping her to buy one; and photographer Charlie Phillips and his iconic photos.

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  • Iraqi Priest: We Live in Fear

    Thu, 24 Jul 14

    Duration:
    50 mins

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    22 days remaining

    Iraqi priest leading an Anglican congregation in Baghdad; Inside the Tower of David skyscraper in Caracas; Palestinian-Syrian singer whose music has been inspired by conflict; Pakistani man standing up for women and facing death threats for his work; Hip Hop pioneer Grandmaster Caz

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  • Fighting for gay asylum seekers

    Wed, 23 Jul 14

    Duration:
    50 mins

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    21 days remaining

    An award-winning barrister who defends gay asylum seekers; what does a world-class ballet dancer do when it's time to retire; Charlie Phillips and his iconic photos; the Italian woman who learned to ride a bike again after a car accident - by pedalling with her hands.

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  • My Face Transplant Transformation

    Tue, 22 Jul 14

    Duration:
    50 mins

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    20 days remaining

    An American woman who had a face transplant after her husband attacked her with industrial chemicals; we travel to a desert island off the coast of Estonia to meet one of the country's most popular singers; and we hear from a British zoologist with a passion for some of the world's most unusual animals.

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  • Undercover with Afghan Tribesmen

    Mon, 21 Jul 14

    Duration:
    50 mins

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    19 days remaining

    The American soldier who went undercover with Afghan tribes and his journalist wife who risked her life to live alongside him; the fisherman who became an internationally acclaimed lambada dancer; an ex-cult member shares her story of creating her new life and identity; the world's fastest talking woman.

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  • Weekend Outlook:Shipwreck, jail, inferno and comedy

    Sat, 19 Jul 14

    Duration:
    27 mins

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    17 days remaining

    The exile who faced execution in Iran and his wife who fought to free him; Matt Lewis on surviving arctic shipwreck; actress Nadia Manzoor on the show telling the story of her life; an Australian ultra-marathon runner caught in a devastating bush fire.

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