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The BBC’s World Service programmes are little-known to the UK population, though it is believed over 1 million tune in at least monthly. However the reach overseas is around 470 million. It runs an excellent programme called ‘Outlook’ – during our night-time – which broadcasts “outstanding human interest stories”

A small group of ‘ Bridport U3A archivists’ is sought, to identify for U3A members say, the 100 most interesting of the 3,000 stories that the BBC has on its Outlook data-base.

The first eight have been identified. To hear any of these please click the relevant number in the top right area, and you should hear it.

1. My Dad, Mohammad Ali. (27 minutes).

2. Wrongfully convicted of murdering my parents – by Marty Tankleff, who – as a result of the experience – eventually trained to become a Criminal Defence Lawyer. (23 minutes – another optional 10 minutes after this gives the follow-through).

3. Re film Il Postino – The actor who preferred to die rather than stop filming. (17 minutes). (If you’ve seen the film it’s a ‘must!)

4. Coming out made me a world-class referee: Nigel Owens. (23 minutes).

5. Concert pianist dangerously flees North Korea for playing wrong song. (23 minutes)

6.Delightful zany love story (10 minutes). Please note this one is on the same programme as the N. Korean item above…when you reach the Outlook programme, just click on the arrow to start the recording and move the circle on the Time Bar though to 34 minutes 10 seconds, for the 10 minute story.

7. My Soldier Dad’s Goodbye Tape (23 minutes). Do hear it through – haunting conclusion.

8. The School teacher who could not read. (23 minutes)

Please email john.grantham4@btinternet.com if you’d like to share the search of the archives, or to discuss.

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