Careers Service: An accidental journalist and the man who pitched a film in his underwear!
The miner from Tanzania who went down to rescue his friends, and became trapped himself
Somayya Jabarti is editor of the English-language Saudi Gazette
Sherpa Dawa Tashi was the only one of his group to survive an avalanche on Everest
Whilst in prison for planning an armed robbery John McAvoy broke sporting world records.
Hit Record: stories of people documenting lives, from miners in China to writers in Egypt
The former Peshmerga fighter campaigning for victims of so called "honour killings".
The photographer who stepped in to help a Chinese miner struggling with lung disease
Former US Navy American Chad Brown had given up on life but a fishing trip saved him
Nawal El Saadawi describes how she managed to continue writing despite being imprisoned