"I Had My Legs Stretched By 14 Inches"

Born with diastrophic dysplasia, a rare form of dwarfism, American Tiffanie DiDonato explains why she chose to have controversial and risky surgery to increase her height.

Jack Charles is one of Australia's most successful indigenous actors. Despite his success on film, TV, and the stage, he's been a heroin addict, spent time in jail, and was homeless.

Find out how Somali actor Barkhad Abdi got his first-ever film role starring opposite Tom Hanks in Captain Phillips. He's just won a Bafta, a top British film award, for playing a pirate in the movie.

And as part of the BBC's Freedom season Lucy Ash meets Roberto Bui from the Italian writers' collective Wu Ming, which plays pranks on the Italian establishment.

Picture: Tiffanie DiDonato and her husband Eric Gabrielese

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