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Eye of the Storm with Emma Barnett

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Each week Emma Barnett meets the person at the heart of a news story to find out what really happened and how their life changed overnight.

Each week Emma Barnett meets the person at the heart of a news story to find out what really happened and how their life changed overnight.
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United Kingdom

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BBC

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Each week Emma Barnett meets the person at the heart of a news story to find out what really happened and how their life changed overnight.

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English


Episodes

Lee Rigby's mother

5/17/2018
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Lyn Rigby is the mother of fusilier Lee Rigby, murdered outside a barracks in Woolwich in London by two Islamic extremists. The terror attack, in May 2013, shocked the nation. Lyn tells Anna Foster what her son was really like - and reflects on the support that helped her cope with the impact of his death.

Duration:00:25:36

James Bulger's mother

5/3/2018
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The murder of James Bulger in 1993 by two 10-year-old boys shocked the nation. His mother, Denise Fergus, alongside her husband Stuart, tells Anna Foster what it was really like and how James's death changed her -- and why she doesn't want the new identity of his killers revealed.

Duration:00:24:57

Touching The Void climber

5/3/2018
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The mountain climber Simon Yates tells Anna Foster what really happened when he and fellow climber Joe Simpson attempted to climb a Peruvian mountain. Simon had to cut the rope to save his own life after Joe fell into a glacier crevasse. The story inspired the film Touching The Void.

Duration:00:17:27

Fab from Milli Vanilli

4/30/2018
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Fab Morvan was one half of iconic pop duo Milli Vanilli, alongside Rob Pilatus, who had Number Ones around the world in the late 1980s. But it all came crashing down when producer Frank Farian revealed that Fab and Rob mimed the songs. In a rare full-length interview, Fab tells Anna Foster how it all came about, how he reacted at the height of the scandal – and how he’s rebuilt his career.

Duration:00:40:34

Rhys Jones’s parents

4/19/2018
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Mel and Steve Jones talk to Anna Foster about the murder of their 11-year-old son, Rhys, which shocked the UK when he was shot dead after being caught in the crosshairs of a gang fight in Loverpool in 2007. They talk about how they fear that another child could die in the recent upsurge of gang warfare in Britain’s cities – and how they’ve coped with Rhys’s death and the rituals they have when they visit his grave.

Duration:00:26:24

Fashion designer murder

4/19/2018
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Jason Braham, formerly the director of art at Harrow School, tells Anna Foster about the brutal murder of his fashion designer daughter Lucy Braham in 2006. Lucy was stabbed to death by a former student at Harrow, William Jaggs.

Duration:00:24:34

JONATHAN AITKEN

3/29/2018
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Disgraced MP Jonathan Aitken speaks to Sam Walker about being found guilty of perjury and his spectacular fall from grace led to an unexpected turnaround in prison. This is originally from The Emma Barnett Show on 29 March 2018

Duration:00:18:03

Islamic State survivor

3/1/2018
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Scottish grandmother ‘Nour Abdullah’ (not her real name) tells Anna Foster about why she left Scotland to live in Iraq, and what it was like surviving three years under so-called Islamic State, where she encountered beheadings, torture and car bomb factories.

Duration:00:18:12

Simon Thomas

2/27/2018
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TV presenter Simon Thomas talks to Anna Foster about the sudden death of his wife, Gemma, who died In November 2017 just three days after being told she had acute myeloid leukaemia – and the impact of the death on his eight-year-old son, Ethan.

Duration:00:53:39

Ben Dunne

2/22/2018
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Ben Dunne, father of Viola Beach band member River Reeves, talks about the death of his son, who was killed in a car crash along with his fellow band members and their manager, in Sweden in February 2016. He also talks about the River Reeves Foundation, which he set up to offer financial support for those trying to make it in the performing arts.

Duration:00:23:36

Emma Slade

2/15/2018
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From Hong Kong banker to Buddhist Monk: Emma Slade tells Emma Barnett how a chance encounter with an armed man in her five-star hotel turned her life around and made her re-evaluate all her priorities.

Duration:00:20:13

John Nichol

2/8/2018
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The British airman, who was taken hostage by Saddam’s troops in Iraq in 1991, tells Anna Foster how he came to fight in the First Gulf War, what it was like to be paraded on national television, and how he feels now about his ordeal.

Duration:00:21:35

Nemone Lethbridge

1/25/2018
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Leading female barrister in the 1950's.

Duration:00:23:48

Emily Maitlis

1/18/2018
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The TV presenter gives her first on-air interview Emma Barnett, to tell her what it’s been like to undergo a 27-year-ordeal at the hands of a stalker. She explains the impact of the stalking on her and her family – and argues powerfully for a change in the way that the system handles cases like hers.

Duration:00:27:08

Rebecca Loos

1/18/2018
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The woman at the centre of tabloid allegations in 2004 tells Emma Barnett what it was like once she went public with claims that she’d had an affair with David Beckham – something he’s always denied. In this interview, Rebecca talks about whether she’d be treated differently now, and reveals that Max Clifford suggested she make a sex tape.

Duration:00:24:36

June Steenkamp

1/11/2018
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The mother of Reeva Steenkamp tells Emma Barnett about her daughter, who was killed by Oscar Pistorius in 2013 -- and how that devastating moment has changed her and her husband's lives forever.

Duration:00:19:19

The real-life Molly’s Game

12/21/2017
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Ski-hopeful Molly Bloom tells Emma Barnett how her life was turned upside down when the FBI raided her poker business – a true-life story which inspired the Hollywood film Molly’s Game, written and directed by Aaron Sorkin.

Duration:00:26:05

Chennai Six

12/8/2017
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Nick Dunn, who was imprisoned in India for several years before having his sentence quashed on appeal in November 2017, talks honestly to Emma Barnett less than 24 hours after his return to the UK about what happened and what kept him going during his time in jail and on bail.

Duration:00:21:40

Colin Stagg

12/7/2017
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The man wrongly accused of Rachel Nickell’s murder in 1992 tells Emma Barnett what it was like to be hounded by the tabloids – and only exonerated by the police after 10 years.

Duration:00:26:12

Fake News Victim

12/7/2017
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Jackie Teale, a teacher, tells Emma Barnett what it was like to be on the wrong end of a column written by Katie Hopkins and published by the MailOnline. Katie Hopkins had accused her of taking her pupils to an anti-Trump demo – something which never in fact happened.

Duration:00:20:14

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