Extraordinary personal stories from around the world.
Today, former East German sprinter Ines Geipel tells how the secret police ended her sporting career with a botched operation when she tried to defect to the West.
And the journalist and film-maker who took their learning disabled brother on a road trip to meet his hero, the drummer of the heavy rock band Metallica.
(Image: Will, Tom and Kate Spicer (L-R). Credit: Chris Floyd)