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Lives Less Ordinary

Have you ever locked eyes with a stranger and wondered, "What’s their story?" Step into someone else’s life and expect the unexpected. Extraordinary stories from around the world.

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  • 16.05.2022
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    47:06
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    We need to talk about Carlo

    Donna discovers her ex fiancé’s secret life. When Donna met Carlo at an anti-war protest she immediately fell for him. They just had so much in common, particularly their left-wing politics. When he moved into her flat she discovered they had all the same books - it was as if they were fated to be together. Donna couldn't believe her luck! There was just one thing that bothered her - he'd never introduced her to his family or friends.Donna McLean has written a book, it’s called Small Town Girl.Presenter: Emily Webb Producer: Fiona Woods

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  • 09.05.2022
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    You wanted me dead, but look at me now

    Anne's village thought her disability made her worthless. She had other ideas. Now a graduate and a Paralympian who's represented Kenya and the UK, this is the story of how Anne Wafula Strike forgave the unforgiveable and made her return.Presenter: Jo Fidgen Producer: Louise Morris

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  • 02.05.2022
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    Bike-riding bank robber, part 2

    The FBI close in. “It’s a wake-up call when police are trying to shoot you.” Tom Justice’s fantasy is fading, he’s now robbing banks to fund his addiction and things are about to get a lot worse.Film clips: Heat/Michael Mann/Regency Enterprises and Forward PassPresenter: Mobeen Azhar Producer: Louise Morris

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  • 25.04.2022
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    Bike-riding bank robber, part 1

    Olympic hopeful to audacious thief – the cyclist who turned to crime. Movies influenced Tom’s biggest life decisions. Slacker film Reality Bites made him give up becoming an Olympic cyclist, and heist film Heat ‘inspired’ him to make the bizarre leap from fiction to reality. But there are only so many banks you can rob before your ego, and the FBI, start catching up with you.Film clips: Reality Bites/Ben Stiller/Jersey Films Heat/Michael Mann/Regency Enterprises and Forward PassPresenter: Mobeen Azhar Producer: Louise Morris

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  • 18.04.2022
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    The trailer

    Astonishing true stories, jaw-dropping twists. Why would an Olympic hopeful rob a bank? How does someone keep their double life a secret? From the team behind Outlook, incredible personal stories from around the world, to show you just how surprising and extraordinary humans can be.With Emily Webb, Mobeen Azhar and Jo Fidgen.Premieres on 25 April.

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  • 13.04.2022
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    Introducing Lives Less Ordinary

    Enter other people’s worlds. Welcome to the new weekly podcast from the Outlook radio team, finding amazing personal stories from around the world. Premieres on 25 April.With Emily Webb, Mobeen Azhar and Jo Fidgen.

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