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28 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 02 July 2012

Extraordinary personal stories from around the world.

Today, the Colombian police sergeant who was held hostage by FARC rebels for nearly 13 years tells us how his friendship with a wild pig kept him sane.

Also, the tragic effects of being a man who can feel no pain and in another instalment of our Edible City series a Spanish woman in London on the gazpacho that reminds her of her roots.

  • Congenital analgesia: The agony of feeling no pain

    Congenital analgesia: The agony of feeling no pain

    "At first they put a cigarette lighter underneath my foot and waited for my skin to blister. Once they saw that I had no response to that then they began running needles up and down my spine"

    Read more on the BBC News website



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