Carolyn Quinn speaks to Stephanie Slater

As a Radio 4 presenter, covering a range of stories everyday, Carolyn Quinn interviews people while the story is live but rarely gets the chance to find out what happened next.

For these editions of One to One, Carolyn wanted to find out what happens to individuals who've found themselves in the media spotlight and have had to live with intense, unsolicited scrutiny. How do they cope once the media caravan has moved on and they have to try to get on with their lives?

In this first interview, she speaks to Stephanie Slater, who survived a violent kidnapping in 1992. Michael Sams, later also convicted of murdering Julie Dart, held Stephanie for eight days. Following her release, she and her family were besieged by the media who camped in the field opposite her parents' house for 18 months. In this interview Carolyn finds out what impact the experience and subsequent media attention had on Stephanie as she attempted to come to terms with her ordeal, and rebuild her life.

Producer: Karen Gregor.

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Wed 24 Feb 2016 12:04

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