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201A01 20010102 Interview series with Fergal Keane, in which he talks to individuals who, through conviction or circumstance, have taken a stand against something significant.
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 02 20071211 When Surjit Athwal failed to return from a holiday in the Punjab, her brother Jagdeesh Singh was convinced that something terrible had happened.
Eventually he discovered that his sister had been murdered in a so-called honour killing after her in-laws discovered that she planned to divorce her husband.
Jagdeesh recounts his nine-year struggle to bring Surjit's killers to justice.
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    20020324Interview series with Fergal Keane, in which he talks to individuals who have taken a stand against something significant.
He is joined by Rufus May.
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   20060124 When Ayaan Hirsi Ali, the Somali-born Dutch MP, wrote Submission, a film attacking what she believes to be the Koran's endorsement of the subjugation of women, she knew it would cause controversy.
She did not however envisage that it would lead to the murder of her collaborator Theo Van Gogh and a life under 24-hour armed guard for her.
She talks to Fergal about her journey from devout Muslim to one of Islam's most outspoken critics, and why she refuses to be silenced.
   20060131 Fergal Keane talks to Johnston Brown, a former RUC detective.
When he joined the Royal Ulster Constabulary at the height of 'the Troubles' in the early 1970s, Johnston Brown thought he would be bringing criminals to justice.
Instead, he claims that he found instances of collusion between Special Branch officers and informers.
Johnston Brown tells Fergal Keane about why he decided to speak out.
Into the Dark, by Johnston Brown, is published by Gill Macmillan, ISBN: 0717139506.
   20060207 Interview series with Fergal Keane, in which he talks to individuals who, through conviction or circumstance, have taken a stand against something significant.
   20060214 Fergal Keane's guest is one of Zimbabwe's leading lawyers, Beatrice Mtetwa.
Beatrice Mtetwa started her career as state prosecutor in the early years of Robert Mugabe's rule.
Quickly disillusioned by the abuses of state power that she perceived, she struck out on her own.
Today, she fights high profile cases, like those of imprisoned journalists, alongside lesser known human rights infringements, including cases of Black farmers thrown off their land.
In a rare insight into life in Zimbabwe, Beatrice Mtetwa tells Fergal Keane about the political pressure on her and why she believes she will never give in to it.
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  Tipu Aziz20061128 Professor Tipu Aziz is one of Britain's leading neurosurgeons.
He has pioneered techniques involving the implantation of electrodes deep into the brains of his patients, transforming the lives of those suffering from debilitating diseases such as Parkinson's.
But his research is carried out on primates.
This has brought him condemnation and threats from animal rights activists.
In a robust interview he talks about why his childhood in war-torn Bangladesh convinced him that we must put humans first - and why he would rather die than than be forced to give up his work by 'extremists', many of whom he describes as 'misinformed and sometimes illiterate'.
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   20071218 Fergal Keane talks to people who have taken risks and made sacrifices to stand up for what they believe in.
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He talks to Pascal Khoo Thwe, a member of the ethnic Padaung minority group which became particular targets of the ruling Burmese military junta.
Pascal explains how the murder of his girlfriend led him to take up arms and become part of the resistance living in the jungle and how a chance meeting with a Cambridge academic led him to a new life in Britain.
   20080101 He talks to identical twins Elyse Schein and Paula Bernstein, who were separated at birth and given up for adoption with different families as part of an experiment in the 1960s to study the effects of nurture verus nature.
They recall their astonishing journey to discover their origins, which led them to confront the highly respected psychiatrist who presided over the experiment.
   20080108 Dr Saad Eskander, director of Iraq's National Library, explains why he decided to return from exile in Britain in an attempt to preserve his country's rich cultural heritage in the face of extremists and corruption.
He describes what it is like to live with the threat of assassination in a city where sectarian gangs have killed thousands.
   20080115 Fergal Keane talks to people who have taken risks and made sacrifices to stand up for what they believe in.
Paul Kelly, whose 18-year-old son Simon killed himself while participating in an internet suicide chat room, explains that he knew nothing of his son's depression.
He is lobbying to have the law changed so that those who encourage others to kill themselves via the internet face prosecution.
   20081230 Fergal Keane talks to people who have made sacrifices to stand up for what they believe in
Fergal Keane talks to people who have taken risks and made sacrifices to stand up for what they believe in.
  Garry Kasparov20090113 on being a dissenting voice in Russian politics.
Fergal Keane talks to people who have taken risks and made sacrifices to stand up for what they believe in.
Garry Kasparov was only 22 when he became the youngest ever World Chess Champion.
His was a gilded youth, lauded by the Soviet state.
Yet he was always known as a bit of a trouble maker, unwilling to tow the party line.
His greatest stand, though, would be a very personal one - against Vladimir Putin.
He talks to Fergal Keane about why he decided to stand for the presidency of Russia, a decision that led to his imprisonment.
And whether he thinks he will survive as a defiant presence in a country where some critics of the state have met a violent death.
  Catherine Mccartney20090120 on seeking justice for her brother Robert, allegedly killed by the IRA
Fergal Keane talks to people who have taken risks and made sacrifices to stand up for what they believe in.
Catherine McCartney's brother Robert was allegedly killed by a group of IRA men following a disagreement in a bar in Belfast.
When his family felt that they could not get justice for Robert's death in Northern Ireland, they took their campaign to the White House.
They received death threats and were ostracised by the nationalist community in which they had grown up.
Catherine talks to Fergal about why she feels that, although there is now peace in Northern Ireland, its communities are still as divided as ever.
Catherine McCartney on seeking justice for her brother Robert, allegedly killed by the IRA
  Jimmy Lai20090127 Chinese businessman Jimmy Lai, who supported the Tiananmen Square protesters in 1989.
was smuggled from China to Hong Kong by boat at the age of 12.
He worked his way up from child labourer to become the owner of Giordano, one of the best-known clothing retailers in Asia.
But Tiananmen Square was a turning point for him, when he supported the protestors, financially and politically.
Since 1989, he has become one of the most outspoken advocates for greater democracy in China.
His stand has forced him to sell the company he started and he is no longer allowed to return to the mainland.
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Taking a Stand  20100112 Fergal Keane talks to Barbara Cherish. Adopted at the age of 13, she assumed a new identity in the United States. It would take traumatic events much later in life to propel Barbara to take a stand to uncover the full truth about the father she had never known - a man who had, for a time, been Commandant of Auschwitz.
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Taking a Stand  20100112 Fergal Keane talks to Barbara Cherish, who took a new identity after being adopted at 13.
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Taking a Stand  20100119 Fergal Keane talks to people who have taken risks and made sacrifices to stand up for what they believe in.
How does it feel to come under armed attack by Somali pirates when you know you are days away from any kind of protection? Peter Stapleton knows. He was master of the cargo ship Boularibank when it was targeted by pirates at the entrance to the Gulf of Aden. Aside from cargo and crew, he was also carrying eleven passengers, including his wife. Peter Stapleton tells Fergal Keane how he managed to repel the boarders.
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Taking a Stand  20100119 Fergal Keane talks to Peter Stapleton about being attacked by Somali pirates.
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   20100126 Fergal Keane talks to Michael Semple whose ideas saw him expelled from Afghanistan.
Fergal Keane talks to Micheal Semple, a former EU official, who had spent most of career working to bring peace to Afghanistan.
But in 2007, while working on a plan to integrate moderate Taliban back into society, he found himself expelled from the country on the orders of the president.
He was accused of being a spy and a Taliban supporter.
Taking a Stand  20100126 Fergal Keane talks to Micheal Semple, a former EU official, who had spent most of career working to bring peace to Afghanistan. But in 2007, while working on a plan to integrate moderate Taliban back into society, he found himself expelled from the country on the orders of the president. He was accused of being a spy and a Taliban supporter.
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Taking a Stand  20100126 Fergal Keane talks to Michael Semple whose ideas saw him expelled from Afghanistan.
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   20100202 Fergal Keane talks to Dr Jim Swire, whose daughter, Flora, died in the Lockerbie bombing.
Fergal Keane talks to Dr Jim Swire, who has waged a long campaign to expose those he believes were responsible for the 1988 Lockerbie bombing, in which his daughter died.
It has been 21 years since his daughter, Flora, died when Pan Am Flight 103 exploded over Lockerbie, yet Jim Swire's demands for a full public enquiry into the incident remain undimmed.
Only then, he believes, might the full story be exposed.
Jim has also fought for the release of Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi, a man he helped bring to trial but has long believed was innocent.
   20100209 Featuring Barbara Harris, whose organisation pays addicted women to take contraception.
Fergal Keane talks to Barbara Harris, whose organisation pays drug- and alcohol-addicted women to take long-term contraception.
Barbara's experience of fostering babies born to those addicted to drugs and alcohol led her to one conclusion: that these women should be offered financial inducement to be sterilised, or given long-term contraception to stop them having children they are unable to care for.
Founded over a decade ago in the United States, her organisation, Project Prevention, has so far made payments to over 3,000 women.
   20100216 Fergal Keane talks to William and Kate Lyons about the effects of bipolar disorder.
Fergal Keane talks to William and Kate Lyons about the devastating effects of bipolar disorder on both sufferer and carer.
The lives of William and Kate Lyons, a young married couple, have included dealing with Kate's bipolar depression.
It's a condition she has had most of her adult life and that William has to monitor constantly.
It has led, on one occasion, to him having Kate sectioned under the Mental Health Act.
They have decided to speak out because they believe there is a taboo surrounding the illness which can leave carers, as well as sufferers, isolated and vulnerable.
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Fergal Keane talks to individuals who have taken a stand for what they believe in.
Fergal Keane talks to André Hanscombe, partner of Rachel Nickell who was murdered on Wimbledon common in 1992.
Their three year old son Alex was found clinging to her body.
Colin Stagg was charged with the killing.
He would turn out to be innocent.
Meanwhile the real murderer, Robert Napper, would go on to kill and rape again.
It would be more than a decade before advances in DNA enabled the police to link Napper with the murder of Rachel Nickell.
André Hanscombe talks for the first time about why he fought to have the full facts of the investigation disclosed by taking a complaint to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.
Their report detailed a catalogue of "dreadful mistakes" by the Metropolitan Police which allowed Robert Napper to slip through the net time and time again.
André Hanscombe received a public apology from the Police but they declined to offer compensation.
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Fergal Keane talks to Noreen Oliver about the treatment of drug and alcohol addicts.
Fergal Keane talks to Noreen Oliver about why her own experience of overcoming an addiction to alcohol led her to set up two treatment centres.
She is now one of this country's leading advocates of abstinence as a goal for all addicts.
There are over a quarter of a million people in Britain currently addicted to heroin and crack cocaine.
The recovery rate is estimated to be three percent.
Noreen Oliver believes that the over reliance on "substitute drugs" like methadone is preventing many addicts getting off drugs altogether.
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Fergal Keane talks to Claudia Wallace about the kidnap of her brother Hugo.
Fergal Keane talks to Claudia Wallace.
Mexico has become one of the the kidnap capitals of the world as drug gangs seek to consolidate their power.
Claudia's brother Hugo was one of the many hundreds who go missing each year.
He was abducted in 2005 and his body has never been found.
Believing the police to be involved in his disappearance, Claudia and her mother Isabel decided to investigate the case themselves, sometimes wearing disguises to eavesdrop on those they knew were involved.
They discovered Hugo had been lured to an apartment by an attractive women and killed the night he was taken, his body is disposed of in black bin liners.
But extraordinarily they managed to bring 5 of his kidnappers to justice, a rare occurrence in Mexico.
And they have pressed for, and achieved, changes in the law on kidnapping.
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Fergal Keane talks to Jean-Robert Cadet, a former Haitian child slave.
Fergal Keane talks to Jean-Robert Cadet.
Born in Haiti, Jean-Robert became a domestic slave when his mother died.
He was four years old.
On the island they are called 'Restavecs', children given board and lodging in exchange for unpaid work around the home.
There are estimated to be over a quarter of a million Restavecs in Haiti.
And the number has almost certainly swelled with the children left orphaned by the earthquake earlier this year.
Jean-Robert Cadet tells Fergal Keane about how his early experience as a slave has affected his life and why he is putting pressure on the Haitian government to make the practice unacceptable.
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Fergal Keane talks to Mohsen Sazegara.
He was at the heart of Ayatollah Khomeini's regime from the moment the spiritual leader returned to Iran in 1979.
Sazegara helped found the now feared Revolutionary Guard.
He watched as those who dissented were executed in their hundreds.
But then the regime began to turn against him.
Following an interrogation in Tehran's notorious Evin Prison, Mohsen Sazegara began to speak out against the Islamic state he had helped create - a dangerous course of action.
   20101221 Fergal Keane talks to Suzanne Hook.
Born in Saigon at the height of the Vietnam War, she was found under a bush and taken to an orphanage.
Suzanne believes her father to be a black American GI, her mother Vietnamese.
Brought to Britain and adopted when she was three, she went on to marry and became a successful businesswoman.
But a holiday to Vietnam in 2006 changed everything.
Suzanne Hook decided to sell all her possessions in the United Kingdom and found an orphanage in the country of her birth.

Duration

  • 30 Minutes

Genre

  • Discussion & Talk
  • Life Stories
  • Factual
  • Piracy in Somalia
  • Nazism

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