Try Premium for 30 days

Live games for all NFL, MLB, NBA, & NHL teams
Commercial-Free Music
No Display Ads
Outlook-logo

Outlook

BBC

True life stories. Join Matthew Bannister, Monday to Thursday. Includes our daily history programme Witness. Or join us for the best of Outlook on Saturdays.

True life stories. Join Matthew Bannister, Monday to Thursday. Includes our daily history programme Witness. Or join us for the best of Outlook on Saturdays.
More Information

Location:

London, United Kingdom

Networks:

BBC

Description:

True life stories. Join Matthew Bannister, Monday to Thursday. Includes our daily history programme Witness. Or join us for the best of Outlook on Saturdays.

Twitter:

@bbcoutlook

Language:

English

Contact:

BBC World Service Bush House Strand London WC2B 4PH


Episodes

Outlook Weekend: Stan and the 'Weird World'

1/20/2018
More
Pauline Dakin is a Canadian journalist, broadcaster and a professor of journalism. Growing up in the 1970s and 1980s, her childhood was marked by many mysterious incidents and unexplained getaways - where her family suddenly had to flee at a moment's notice and she couldn't talk to anyone about what was going on. Pauline tells Jo Fidgen how she managed to uncover her family's extraordinary secret - including a hidden community called the 'weird world'. Image: Parallel universe Credit:...

Duration: 00:26:40


Training a Goldfish for the Big Screen

1/18/2018
More
Peta Clarke is one of Australia's top animal trainers for films and stage shows. She has worked with creatures of all shapes and sizes, from a goldfish and a chiuhahua to an orca whale. She got into this work after a traumatic experience. Image and credit: Peta Clarke with a feathered friend

Duration: 00:14:31


Liberian Refugee Becomes a US Mayor

1/17/2018
More
Wilmot Collins has become the first black mayor in the US state of Montana. (Photo credit: Corin Cates-Carney.)

Duration: 00:18:07


Imprisoned by My Father for 15 Years

1/16/2018
More
Psychotherapist Maude Julien grew up in what she calls a 'cult of three' in France and was put through extreme tests by her father. She tells Jo Fidgen how she overcame the ordeal. (Photo credit: Alain Schmidt.)

Duration: 00:18:44


When a Murderer Stole My Identity

1/15/2018
More
What happened when an American journalist faced the biggest ethical dilemma of his life. (Photo of Michael Finkel by Arthur Anderson, Chris Longo photos from FBI/Getty Images.)

Duration: 00:23:10


Outlook Weekend: What's a Family Anyway?

1/13/2018
More
British-Ethiopian poet Lemn Sissay focuses much of his work on his difficult upbringing. He grew up in foster care unaware of his real name and identity until he was an adult. Ignacio Montoya Carlotto was 36 years old when he made the shocking discovery that he had been at the centre of a national scandal in Argentina without knowing it. He is one of the hundreds of babies who had been snatched from their imprisoned mothers during the military regime in the late 1970s and early 1980s. He...

Duration: 00:26:37


Zimbabwe's Vegan Anti-Poaching Squad

1/11/2018
More
We meet Margaret Darawanda and Nyaradzo Hoto from the all-female anti-poaching team facing tough challenges in the bush in Zimbabwe. They're called 'Akashinga' which means 'the brave ones' and are trained by a former Australian special forces sniper called Damien Mander. Image: Zimbabwe's vegan anti-poaching squad Credit: Adrian Steirn

Duration: 00:14:25


Our Emergency Wedding

1/10/2018
More
When Joan and Charles met they fell in love, then Joan was diagnosed with terminal cancer. They had only 24 hours to organise an emergency wedding. Now Charles and his mum Kathleen MacGregor have set up a charity in Joan's memory that helps other couples organise their own emergency weddings. Image: Joan and Charles MacGregor on their wedding day Credit: Kathleen MacGregor

Duration: 00:11:19


Befriending the Soldier Who Blinded Me

1/9/2018
More
Richard Moore was a schoolboy during the Troubles in Northern Ireland. He got shot and lost his eyesight. We hear what happened when he met the British soldier who shot him. Image: (L) Charles Innes and (R) Richard Moore Credit: Derek Speirs

Duration: 00:17:35


The Boy I Killed ‘Became a Part of Me’

1/8/2018
More
Can you imagine what it would do to you to feel responsible for someone's death? When Maryann Gray was 22 she was out driving through a small town in Ohio. It was 1977, Maryann had driven the route many times before but on the 15th of June a young boy ran into the path of her car and was killed. It was a complete accident, she had no legal responsibility for the death and there was nothing Maryann could have done to prevent it but that one moment and the guilt and the trauma attached to it...

Duration: 00:38:48


Outlook Weekend: The Sanctuary of My Cell

1/6/2018
More
Australian Rusty Young was backpacking in Bolivia when he took a tour of San Pedro prison. He was so fascinated by what he saw there that he stayed for four months. Sunny Jacobs from the United States and Peter Pringle from Ireland were both sentenced to death for crimes they had not committed but they ended up meeting and falling in love. Image: Hope in a Prison Cell Credit: imaginima/Getty Images

Duration: 00:26:51


The Zambian Mick Jagger

1/4/2018
More
Emmanuel 'Jagari' Chanda rose to fame in Zambia in the 1970s as the lead singer of the psychedelic rock band Witch. He toured much of Southern Africa, and his onstage antics made him one of the biggest figures of the Zamrock scene. Regional conflict and the AIDs pandemic put an end to the Zamrock scene and Jagari spent many years in the wilderness, but now he's back on stage once again. Image: Jagari Chanda's music band Witch Credit: Gio Arlotta

Duration: 00:17:48


Violence and Forgiveness in Colombia

1/3/2018
More
San Carlos is a small town about four hours drive from Medellin in Colombia. It's in a beautiful area but it's also been a place filled with horror - the tragic consequence of the violence inflicted by right-wing paramilitaries and left-wing guerillas. Following a ceasefire, people are returning to San Carlos, and former paramilitaries and guerillas are living next door to their victims. Our reporter Dimitri O'Donnell has been to meet them. (Picture: Pastora Mira. Credit: Dimitri O'Donnell.)

Duration: 00:17:48


Mexican Author Helping Child Migrants

1/2/2018
More
Valeria Luiselli is an award winning Mexican author who also volunteers as an interpreter for undocumented child migrants arriving in the US from Central and Latin America. (Photo credit: Diego Berruecos.)

Duration: 00:15:06


Capturing a Different Side of Baghdad

1/1/2018
More
Mustafa Nader grew up in war-torn Iraq, but he didn't want the pages of his diary to be filled with the violence he saw, he wanted to reflect the peaceful side of life there too. Image: Mustafa Nader Credit: BBC

Duration: 00:08:09


Outlook Weekend: What's Around The Corner?

12/30/2017
More
Norwegian Maria With Hoen was cycling round a bend in Bolivia's Death Road when a most unexpected thing happened. Ronald Dlamini is a former mixed martial arts champion known as 'South Africa's Black Mamba.' At the height of his fighting career he didn't know that life had an unpleasant surprise in store for him. Image: a winding road Credit: BBC

Duration: 00:27:33


Making Prosthetics for Fellow Refugees

12/28/2017
More
Asem Hasna lost his leg to a bomb in Syria. After fleeing to Jordan he realised that other refugees were in the same situation. He told Matthew Bannister his story. Image: Asem Hasna Credit: MARO KOURI

Duration: 00:18:56


Making Top Violins in my Living Room

12/27/2017
More
Romanian violinist Razvan Stoica owns a replica of Il Cannone, one of the world's finest violins. The story of this violin is quite remarkable. It starts in a humble house surrounded by a corn field in the American state of Ohio. That's the home of 34 year old Danny Houck. He suffers from bipolar disorder and rarely leaves his house. But Danny has a talent: he's taught himself to make violins. Danny's story has been turned into a film, "Strad Style", directed by Stefan Avalos. Image: Danny...

Duration: 00:22:47


Risking My Life to Save Precious Books

12/26/2017
More
When Islamist militants took control of the Malian city of Timbuktu in 2012, Dr Abdel Kader Haidara feared for his life, and for his collection of rare and precious books. He tells us how he managed to save over 300,000 ancient manuscripts - a record of Mali's history - by putting them in metal boxes and smuggling them out of Timbuktu. Father Columba Stewart, a Benedictine monk from the Hill Museum and Manuscript library in the United States tells us how he was able to help Abdel. Image:...

Duration: 00:14:03


Why My Family had to Disappear

12/25/2017
More
Pauline Dakin is a Canadian journalist, broadcaster and a professor of journalism in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Growing up in the 1970s and 1980s, her childhood was marked by many mysterious incidents and unexplained getaways - where her family suddenly had to flee at a moment's notice and she couldn't talk to anyone about what was going on. Pauline tells Jo Fidgen how she managed to uncover her family's extraordinary secret - including a hidden community called the 'weird world'. Image:...

Duration: 00:40:16

See More