Norman Kember
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    • Part One
      Former hostage Norman Kember meets those involved in negotiations to free him.
    • Part Two
      Dr Hargrove, kidnapped by FARC, is reunited with people who negotiated to free him

Ritula Shah reunites the people intimately involved in a hostage negotiation - to get the inside story on what it's really liked to be kidnapped.

She brings the hostages together with those who put their lives on hold to secure their release - often at great personal cost.

Kidnapped - Programme One

In November 2005, 74-year-old Christian peace activist Norman Kember was taken hostage in the Iraqi capital Baghdad.

He was taken at gunpoint, along with three other members of his group, by the previously unknown Swords Of Righteousness Brigade. They demanded the release of all prisoners being held by British and American forces in the country in exchange for freeing the four.

Among the many people wanting to help were Maxine Nash, who headed the Christian Peacemaker Team in Baghdad, and Anas Altikriti, the Iraqi-born former president of the Muslim Association of Britain.

In Kidnapped they are reunited with Kember and talk about their feelings and actions while Kember was held, about the horrific death of his fellow hostage Tom Fox, and how they eventually helped secure his release after four months in captivity.

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