Amir is in a catch-22: too ill to work yet apparently not ill enough for illness benefits.
Grace Dent revisits four of the most intriguing Untold stories from the past few months.
A Chair for Neil
Grace Dent tells the story of Neil and his quest for the chair that could change his life.
What happens when best friends meet for the first time?
In the Grip of Anorexia
Maya is struggling with anorexia, and her A-levels are imminent.
The story of a care home manager who was sacked after posting a photo on Facebook.
I've Lost My Voice
Rob has lost his voice and is trying to get it back. It is not going to be easy.
Hit and Run
A mother's search for justice after her son was knocked over and killed on Christmas Eve.
Mike and Nouri Go Fishing
Nouri is Syrian and Mike is Scottish. Grace Dent follows a friendship formed over fishing.
My Lost Brother
Rani is trying to find her baby brother's grave, a family tragedy no-one speaks about.
Zero Hour Hero?
Jonathan's app could be a lifeline for jobseekers in the gig economy. Can it succeed?
The Oboe Man
Oboist Paul Mosby has Alzheimer's - can music therapy reconnect him with his past?
Grace Dent revisits four Untold stories to discover what happened next.
Jay-Z and Me
What happens when you accidentally write a song for a global superstar?
Looking for Love
Sharon is 43, from Rotherham and looking for love. Grace Dent follows what happens.
The Toss of the Coin
Jackie has a 50-50 chance of developing Huntington's disease. Does she have it?
The Good Fight
One man's battle with the authorities over his freedom to use a washing machine.
Out of School
Grace Dent follows what happens when a 14-year-old boy gets excluded from school.
Out of Their League
Grace Dent follows a women's football club in their fight to gain professional status.
The nephew of an elderly brother and sister fights to save their home near Lough Foyle.
The Commonwealth's Youngest Competitor
The Untold follows the story of 11-year-old Commonwealth Games competitor Anna Hursey.
Can a feminist politician with purple hair and piercings break through in Worcester?
Pushing the Envelope
A dyslexic postman gets the chance to realise his dream of becoming a professional actor.
Ruth Bowie returns home to Ireland to witness the results of the Irish Abortion Referendum
Cutting It Straight
After meeting in prison, two men want to make a fresh start as barbers in a Welsh village.
Child of Mine
The Untold follows the impact of a child custody case waged across international borders.
After the Bridge
A young man injured in a terrorist attack faces up to his changing views of the incident.
If the Dress Fits
A tailor in Weston-super-Mare faces prom season.
In the Driving Seat
Beth has vision in just one eye. Gary is her driving instructor. Can she pass her test?
The Island Man
One man believes his island needs a new kind of leadership, away from the mainland.
Jade is a games designer with autism. She is flying solo to New York to chase her ambition
The reality of life for those caught up in the Windrush scandal is explored in The Untold.
Fernando's vs Nando's
A peri peri chicken shop owner faces legal action in Reading.
The Untold - Get it First on BBC Sounds
From this week, you can find brand new episodes of The Untold first on the BBC Sounds app
Fighting For My Niece
Simon fights to become his teenage niece's legal guardian after she was placed in care.
No Place for the Homeless
The story of Corby, a town divided by proposals for a new homeless shelter.
The Unidentified Woman
How do you plan a funeral for an unidentified woman? Christina is determined to do it well
Me, Dad and Dementia
Amanda's fight to get 24 hour care for her 96-year-old dad who has dementia.
The story of what happened when Kirsty, 47, moves into an old plasterer's van.
Field of Dreams
James is 24 and dreams of owning a farm. Has he found his chance in Cornwall?
Like Riding a Bike
Roni is 33 years old. She has never learned to ride a bike. Is it too late?
Searching For My Birth Family
Steph is searching for her birth mother's relatives, who may not know she was born.
Sikh-ing Mr Right
Min only wants to marry a Sikh with a turban. After ten years of looking should she stop?
Should I study at Cambridge?
Anoushka is smart, funny and mixed race: should she apply for a place at Cambridge Uni?
Don't Take My Masala
A restaurant owner in Wales loses his staff after he's found employing them illegally.
High Street Blues
One street in the run-up to Christmas, and three shops fighting for survival.
What Happened Next?
Grace Dent revisits four powerful Untold stories to find out where they went next.
Leaving the Party
Two men quit their parties to run as independents in the local elections. Can they win?
Matt’s childhood was devastated by pedophiles. Has he healed enough to find love?
Science unwrapped - interactive science, medicine and technology.
Alexander Korda: Producer, Director, Exile, Spy
Matthew Sweet unearths the film-maker Alexander Korda's wartime role as a British agent.
Alexander Korda - Producer, Director, Exile, Spy
Matthew Sweet unearths movie mogul Alexander Korda's wartime role as a British agent.
Peter and Chloe with the verdict on the week's news and predictions for the week ahead.
Heart deaths, organised crime and gender data gaps
Are more people dying from coronary disease? Plus how we need more economic data on women.