Blood Ties

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1/7. Ruth Wishart talks to people whose family relationships differ from the norm, discussing how their experiences have shaped their lives.

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1/7. Ruth Wishart talks to people whose family relationships differ from the norm, discussing how their experiences have shaped their lives.

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1/7. Ruth Wishart talks to people whose family relationships differ from the norm, discussing how their experiences have shaped their lives.

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2/7. Sandra Brown never trusted her father, but at the age of 36 she discovered the shocking truth about who he really was, which changed her life forever.

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4/7. Ruth Wishart talks to another guest about their complicated family relationships.

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5/7. Ruth Wishart talks to another guest about their complicated family relationships.

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6/7. Anne Swan had no memories of her parents. Brought up by her grandparents she was told that they had died, but a chance remark by a relative made her determined to find out the truth.

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7/7. Most kids expect their parents to care for them but in Brian Thompson's case he was forced to look after his mother from an early age even though numerous situations showed her to be dangerous.

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1/7. Ruth Wishart talks to people whose family relationships challenge our ideas about what is typical and how these experiences have shaped their lives.

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2/7. Ruth Wishart talks to people whose family relationships challenge our ideas about what is typical and how these experiences have shaped their lives.

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3/7. Ruth Wishart talks to people whose family relationships challenge our ideas about what is typical and how these experiences have shaped their lives.

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4/7. When Alan's son Danny was born, Alan almost immediately knew he was different - as Ruth Wishart finds out.

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5/7. Ruth Wishart hears how John Burnside disliked his father, but came to a better understanding of why their relationship had failed after he had died.

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6/7. Ann Swan was told that her parents had died of natural causes, but a chance remark by a relative made her determined to find out the truth.

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7/7. Most children expect their parents to care for them, but Brian Thompson was forced to look after his mother from an early age.

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1/6. Nicola Barry's childhood was dominated by her mother's alcoholism. Many years later, Nicola's own drinking almost killed her, before she resolved to change.

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2/6. The accepted version of John Lennon's childhood is he was abandoned into the care of his Aunt Mimi by his mother. However, his half sister Julia Baird discounts this version, and claims his mother never gave John up willingly.

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3/6. Nuala Gardiner contemplated suicide trying to cope with her autistic son when help came from an unexpected source.

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4/6. Bekhal Mahmod testified against her father who ordered the 'honour killing' of her sister. Ruth Wishart talks to Bekhal, who now lives in fear of reprisals from her family.

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5/6. Ian suppressed his homosexuality all his life until he reached breaking point and realised he had to tell the truth, especially to his two children.

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6/6. Celeste Jones was separated from her mother and sister at the age of three and taken to live in a cult by her father. Ruth talks to Celeste about life in the cult and how her trust in her father was betrayed.

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Ruth Wishart talks to Sandy Reid and hears what happened to him in 1959.

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Ruth Wishart talks to people whose family stories challenge our ideas of what is typical.

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Ruth Wishart talks to people whose family stories challenge our ideas of what is typical.

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