Multi Story Shorts

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Farmer Wink2019020420200419 (BBC7)
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A Lincolnshire farmer shares his rural upbringing, on his first ever train journey.

Surprising personal stories from across England handpicked from BBC Local Radio.

Join Farmer Wink on his first ever train journey, for a big day out in London.

He shares stories from his rural upbringing and his theory on how he's maintained a strong Lincolnshire accent, with his travelling companion, BBC Radio Lincolnshire presenter William Wright.

Multi Story is a BBC podcast, presented and produced by Becca Bryers.

First broadcast on Radio 4 Extra in 2019.

Love Birds2019021120200426 (BBC7)
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How one women's mission to fulfil her dreams of owning a pet bird went viral on Twitter.

Surprising personal stories from across England handpicked from BBC Local Radio.

Growing up in Pakistan Zubaira Ahmad had always been surrounded by animals, and since moving to England in the early 1990s, had dreamed of owning a pet bird again. She and daughter Noor, share the story of their secret mission to make the dream a reality - and why it captured the hearts of global Twitter users.

Plus Multi Story presenter, Becca Bryers and her boyfriend discuss the impact of Indi the cat on their relationship.

01Life On The Fair20190923What's it like to grow up on the fair? Experience the hidden traditions of Hull street fair, through the eyes of the young travellers who call it their temporary home each year.

Four children become reporters, under the guidance of BBC Radio Humberside's David Reeves.

Find more personal stories like this on the BBC podcast, Multi Story - presented and produced by Becca Bryers.

Experience Hull street fair through the eyes of the children who call it a temporary home.

Surprising personal stories from across England handpicked from BBC Local Radio.

01Lost Property2019093020200607 (BBC7)
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The surprising items that turn up at the Transport for London's lost property office.

Surprising personal stories from across England handpicked from BBC Local Radio.

The surprising items that turn up at the Transport for London's lost property office - and the man who has a passion for reuniting them with their owners.

BBC Radio London's Rob Oxley discovers how the system works - from paper labelling to Sherlock Holmes skills.

This story originally appeared on the BBC podcast Multi Story, presented and produced by Becca Bryers.

02Building A Family2019101420200621 (BBC7)
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The ups and downs of navigating a new relationship as a digital nomad, and single mum.

Surprising personal stories from across England handpicked from BBC Local Radio.

Jon was a digital nomad, floating from place to place - until he met and fell in love with young widow Gabrielle. The couple discuss building a new relationship which includes Gabrielle's 7 year old son, Ivor - and doesn't exclude the memory of her late husband.

This story first appeared on the BBC podcast Multi Story, presented and produced by Becca Bryers.

02Lost Property20190930The surprising items that turn up at the Transport for London's lost property office - and the man who has a passion for reuniting them with their owners.

BBC Radio London's Rob Oxley discovers how the system works - from paper labelling to Sherlock Holmes skills.

This story originally appeared on the BBC podcast Multi Story, presented and produced by Becca Bryers.

The surprising items that turn up at the Transport for London's lost property office.

Surprising personal stories from across England handpicked from BBC Local Radio.

02On The Surface2019111120200712 (BBC7)
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Cancer drugs are keeping Paula alive, but also impacting on her sense of identity.

Surprising personal stories from across England handpicked from BBC Local Radio.

Paula Edwards from Leicester, says she is losing her identity as a black woman due an ultra-rare side effect to her cancer treatment.

She told BBC Radio Leicester's Ben Jackson about the impact of unexpected skin lightening.

This story originally appeared in the BBC podcast, Multi Story - presented and produced by Becca Bryers.

03An Open Secret2019112520200719 (BBC7)
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Chris was a teenager when he discovered a tragic family secret of murder and hanging.

Surprising personal stories from across England handpicked from BBC Local Radio.

03Fam2019021820200503 (BBC7)
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A couple share the challenges a gender reassignment has placed on their 45 year marriage.

Surprising personal stories from across England handpicked from BBC Local Radio.

A Bristol couple, married for 45 years, explain why they're determined to stay together following one them undergoing gender reassignment.

Steff Barnett kept her wish to become a woman secret for most of her life, from everyone but Lynne. The couple met aged 16 and have opted to stick together, even though it means no intimate physical contact between them.

Plus a poem defining the slang word "Fam", written and performed by Caleb Femi, former Young People's Laureate for London.

Multi Story is a BBC podcast, presented and produced by Becca Bryers.

A couple share the challenges a gender reassignment has placed on their 45-year marriage.

03Pensions And Tattoos2019102120200628 (BBC7)
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Glenys has paid for her sleeve tattoos with her pension - and they're not what you expect!

Surprising personal stories from across England handpicked from BBC Local Radio.

03Teaching With Tourette's20191007Natalie Pearson, from Birmingham, is thought to be the only teacher in the world with a form of Tourette's syndrome which causes involuntary swearing.

She shares some of her experiences of strangers reacting negatively to her tics, in public places, and suggests an alternative; education and compassion.

This story originally appeared in the BBC podcast, Multi Story - presented and produced by Becca Bryers.

The Birmingham teacher who uses her Tourette's syndrome to teach pupils about compassion.

Surprising personal stories from across England handpicked from BBC Local Radio.

04Building A Family20191014Jon was a digital nomad, floating from place to place - until he met and fell in love with young widow Gabrielle. The couple discuss building a new relationship which includes Gabrielle's 7 year old son, Ivor - and doesn't exclude the memory of her late husband.

This story first appeared on the BBC podcast Multi Story, presented and produced by Becca Bryers.

The ups and downs of navigating a new relationship as a digital nomad, and single mum.

Surprising personal stories from across England handpicked from BBC Local Radio.

04Home2019022520200510 (BBC7)
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Follow Laura's unexpected house move - from bustling Bristol, back to her rural roots.

Surprising personal stories from across England handpicked from BBC Local Radio.

As a teenager, Laura Rawlings couldn’t wait to spread her wings and experience bustling city life. But priorities have changed.

Join her on moving weekend - as the BBC Radio Bristol presenters makes an unexpected return to her rural roots.

Plus Multi Story presenter, Becca Bryers shares some thoughts on her own idea of "home".

Follow Laura's unexpected house move - from bustling Bristol back to her rural roots.

Join her on moving weekend - as the BBC Radio Bristol presenter makes an unexpected return to her rural roots.

04Life On The Fair2019092320200531 (BBC7)
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Experience Hull street fair through the eyes of the children who call it a temporary home.

Surprising personal stories from across England handpicked from BBC Local Radio.

What's it like to grow up on the fair? Experience the hidden traditions of Hull street fair, through the eyes of the young travellers who call it their temporary home each year.

Four children become reporters, under the guidance of BBC Radio Humberside's David Reeves.

Find more personal stories like this on the BBC podcast, Multi Story - presented and produced by Becca Bryers.

04The Train To Safety2019111820200726 (BBC7)
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Eva arrived in the UK as a child, fleeing Nazi persecution and hoping to be reunited at a later date with her family in Czechoslovakia. She shares her memories with the grandchildren of another Kindertransportee.

This story originally appeared in the BBC podcast, Multi Story - presented and produced by Becca Bryers.

Eva shares her childhood memories of arriving in the UK with The Kindertransport.

Surprising personal stories from across England handpicked from BBC Local Radio.

05Living Together2019110420200802 (BBC7)
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The Older Women's Co-Housing group who have built a new "intentional" community in London.

Surprising personal stories from across England handpicked from BBC Local Radio.

05Pensions And Tattoos20191021Glenys has paid for her sleeve tattoos with her pension - and they're not what you expect!

Surprising personal stories from across England handpicked from BBC Local Radio.

05Strangers Reunited2019030420200517 (BBC7)
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The LA cop and Warwickshire firefighter, reunited a year on from the Las Vegas shooting.

Surprising personal stories from across England handpicked from BBC Local Radio.

Warwickshire firefighter Tony Dumbleton reunited with LA police officer Andrew Dahring, a year after he helped save his life during a mass shooting in Las Vegas.

Andrew was shot when a lone gunman opened fire on a music festival - killing 58 people. Tony was at nearby hotel and ran to his aid.

Their emotional phone reunion was first aired on BBC Radio Coventry and Warwickshire.

Multi Story is a BBC podcast, presented and produced by Becca Bryers.

An LA cop and Warwickshire firefighter, reunited a year on from a shooting in Las Vegas.

Warwickshire firefighter Tony Dumblton reunited with LA police officer Andrew Dahring, a year after he helped save his life during a mass shooting in Las Vegas.

05Teaching With Tourette's2019100720200614 (BBC7)
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The Birmingham teacher who uses her Tourette's syndrome to teach pupils about compassion.

Surprising personal stories from across England handpicked from BBC Local Radio.

Natalie Pearson, from Birmingham, is thought to be the only teacher in the world with a form of Tourette's syndrome which causes involuntary swearing.

She shares some of her experiences of strangers reacting negatively to her tics, in public places, and suggests an alternative; education and compassion.

This story originally appeared in the BBC podcast, Multi Story - presented and produced by Becca Bryers.

06June And Gretel2019120220200809 (BBC7)
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The story of two girls, one English and one German, whose friendship was formed in the shadow of WWII.

June and Gretel shared their childhood memories with Chris Browning at BBC Radio Berkshire.

This story originally appeared in the BBC podcast, Multi Story - presented and produced by Becca Bryers.

Two girls, one English and one German, whose friendship was formed in the shadow of WWII

Surprising personal stories from across England handpicked from BBC Local Radio.

06Open Road2019031120200524 (BBC7)
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Meet the Shropshire couple who've swapped a five-bedroom house for Trudy the van.

Surprising personal stories from across England handpicked from BBC Local Radio.

Marianne and Chris Fisher have swapped their five-bedroom family house in Shropshire, for Trudy the camper van.

This is not a holiday, but a complete change in lifestyle - the married couple are aiming to step foot in every country in the world.

Multi Story is a BBC podcast, presented and produced by Becca Bryers.

Meet the Shropshire couple who have swapped a five-bedroom house for Trudy the van.

06Survivor To Thriver2019102820200705 (BBC7)
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Meet Natasha Mina, a kickboxing instructor and yoga teacher who is "striving", not just "surviving" after her father was imprisoned for child sex offences.

She explained to BBC Radio Leicester's Ady Dayman the importance of speaking out and how she wants to empower young people through sport.

Find more personal stories like this on the BBC podcast, Multi Story - presented and produced by Becca Bryers.

Natasha Mina explains the impact kickboxing has made on her recovery from sexual abuse.

Surprising personal stories from across England handpicked from BBC Local Radio.

07Living Together20191104The Older Women's Co-Housing group who have built a new 'intentional' community in London.

Surprising personal stories from across England handpicked from BBC Local Radio.

08On The Surface20191111Paula Edwards from Leicester, says she is losing her identity as a black woman due an ultra-rare side effect to her cancer treatment.

She told BBC Radio Leicester's Ben Jackson about the impact of unexpected skin lightening.

This story originally appeared in the BBC podcast, Multi Story - presented and produced by Becca Bryers.

Cancer drugs are keeping Paula alive, but also impacting on her sense of identity.

Surprising personal stories from across England handpicked from BBC Local Radio.

09The Train To Safety20191118Eva arrived in the UK as a child, fleeing Nazi persecution and hoping to be reunited at a later date with her family in Czechoslovakia. She shares her memories with the grandchildren of another Kindertransportee.

This story originally appeared in the BBC podcast, Multi Story - presented and produced by Becca Bryers.

Eva shares her childhood memories of arriving in the UK with The Kindertransport.

Surprising personal stories from across England handpicked from BBC Local Radio.

10An Open Secret20191125Chris was a teenager when he discovered a tragic family secret of murder and hanging.

Surprising personal stories from across England handpicked from BBC Local Radio.

11June And Gretel20191202The story of two girls, one English and one German, whose friendship was formed in the shadow of WWII.

June and Gretel shared their childhood memories with Chris Browning at BBC Radio Berkshire.

This story originally appeared in the BBC podcast, Multi Story - presented and produced by Becca Bryers.

Two girls, one English and one German, whose friendship was formed in the shadow of WWII

Surprising personal stories from across England handpicked from BBC Local Radio.