Extraordinary personal stories from around the world.

Today, the story of Rudi Richardson, a man who was born in a prison in Bavaria, brought up in the United States and ended up being deported back to Germany after spending years drifting in and out of addiction and prison. He tells Matthew Bannister his extraordinary story and how he has managed to set up his own charity in Britain, helping the homeless.

Also, we hear the story of Indra Athwal, an Indian toilet cleaner who's become a beautician.

And we also meet "Frank of the Jungle", a Spanish tennis coach who spends all his spare time rescuing snakes. He describes the dangers of mixing with vipers and cobras in the wild.

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28 minutes

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Thu 26 Jan 2012 13:05 GMT

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