08/10/2010

MAYOR OF MOGADISHU
Mohamoud Nur grew up in Somalia's capital, but lived in London for many years before returning to the city he grew up in - now one of the most dangerous in the world. Trading an internet business for bullets, Nur's life is under constant threat; but he says it's worth the risk. He tells presenter Jo Fidgen how he's trying to restore order to the city he loves.

RUSSIAN CYCLIST
As a psychiatrist in Soviet Russia, Marina Voikhanskaya found herself under pressure to classify political dissidents as insane. Her refusal didn't go down well with the KGB security service; she fled to England, where she took up cycling around the countryside. She fell in love with it and is now campaigning to save the English countryside from development.

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Mon 11 Oct 2010 12:05 GMT

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