Blood Ties

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

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

03Nuala Gardiner2007110120071103
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Nuala Gardiner contemplated suicide trying to cope with her autistic son when help came from an unexpected source.

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

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

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

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

03012008120920081213

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

Ruth Wishart talks to Sandy Reid and hears the harrowing story of what happened to him in 1959, when the authorities swooped on a travellers' camp in Fife.

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

Ruth Wishart talks to Sandy Reid and hears the harrowing story of what happened to him in 1959, when the authorities swooped on a travellers' camp in Fife.

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

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

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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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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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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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 relationships challenge our ideas about what is typical and how these experiences have shaped their lives.

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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 relationships challenge our ideas about what is typical and how these experiences have shaped their lives.

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Ruth Wishart talks Juliet Le Page, who gave birth to her second child at the age of fifty.

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Ruth Wishart talks Juliet Le Page, who gave birth to her second child at the age of fifty.

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Ruth Wishart talks Juliet Le Page, who gave birth to her second child at the age of fifty, about her struggle to start a family and the lengths she went to trying to conceive.

Ruth Wishart talks Juliet Le Page, who gave birth to her second child at the age of fifty.

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Ruth Wishart talks Juliet Le Page, who gave birth to her second child at the age of fifty.

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Ruth Wishart talks Juliet Le Page, who gave birth to her second child at the age of fifty, about her struggle to start a family and the lengths she went to trying to conceive.

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Ruth Wishart talks Juliet Le Page, who gave birth to her second child at the age of fifty, about her struggle to start a family and the lengths she went to trying to conceive.

Ruth Wishart talks Juliet Le Page, who gave birth to her second child at the age of fifty.

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Ruth Wishart talks Juliet Le Page, who gave birth to her second child at the age of fifty.

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Ruth Wishart talks Juliet Le Page, who gave birth to her second child at the age of fifty, about her struggle to start a family and the lengths she went to trying to conceive.

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Ruth Wishart talks to people whose family relationships challenge our ideas of what is typical and examines how these experiences have shaped their lives.

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

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Ruth Wishart talks to people whose family relationships challenge our ideas of what is typical and examines how these experiences have shaped their lives.

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

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Ruth Wishart talks to people whose family relationships challenge our ideas of what is typical and examines how these experiences have shaped their lives.

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

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Ruth Wishart talks to people whose family relationships challenge our ideas of what is typical and examines how these experiences have shaped their lives.

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

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Ruth Wishart talks to people whose family relationships challenge our ideas of what is typical and examines how these experiences have shaped their lives.

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

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Ruth Wishart talks to people whose family relationships challenge our ideas of what is typical and examines how these experiences have shaped their lives.

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

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Ruth Wishart talks to people whose family relationships challenge our ideas of what is typical and examines how these experiences have shaped their lives.

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

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Ruth Wishart talks to people whose family relationships challenge our ideas of what is typical and examines how these experiences have shaped their lives.

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

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Ruth Wishart talks to people whose family relationships challenge our ideas of what is typical and examines how these experiences have shaped their lives.

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

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Ruth Wishart talks to people whose family relationships challenge our ideas of what is typical and examines how these experiences have shaped their lives.

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

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Ruth Wishart talks to people whose family relationships challenge our ideas of what is typical and examines how these experiences have shaped their lives.

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

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Ruth Wishart talks to people whose family relationships challenge our ideas of what is typical and examines how these experiences have shaped their lives.

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

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Ruth Wishart talks to people whose family relationships challenge our ideas of what is typical and examines how these experiences have shaped their lives.

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

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Ruth Wishart talks to people whose family relationships challenge our ideas of what is typical and examines how these experiences have shaped their lives.

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

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Ruth Wishart talks to people whose family relationships challenge our ideas of what is typical and examines how these experiences have shaped their lives.

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

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Ruth Wishart talks to people whose family relationships challenge our ideas of what is typical and examines how these experiences have shaped their lives.

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

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Ruth Wishart speaks to a mum forced to disown her own sons as they spiralled into drug addiction.

She tells Ruth the stark choice given to her by her husband - him or the boys.

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Ruth Wishart speaks to a mum forced to disown her own sons as they spiralled into drug addiction.

She tells Ruth the stark choice given to her by her husband - him or the boys.

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Ruth Wishart speaks to a mum forced to disown her own sons.

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Ruth Wishart speaks to a mum forced to disown her own sons as they spiralled into drug addiction.

She tells Ruth the stark choice given to her by her husband - him or the boys.

Ruth Wishart speaks to a mum forced to disown her own sons.

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Ruth Wishart speaks to a mum forced to disown her own sons.

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Ruth Wishart speaks to a mum forced to disown her own sons as they spiralled into drug addiction.

She tells Ruth the stark choice given to her by her husband - him or the boys.

Ruth Wishart speaks to a mum forced to disown her own sons.

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Ruth Wishart speaks to David Kaczynski about the dilemma he faced when he realised his brother was one of the most wanted men in America.

Ruth Wishart speaks to David Kaczynski about informing on his own brother.

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Ruth Wishart speaks to David Kaczynski about the dilemma he faced when he realised his brother was one of the most wanted men in America.

Ruth Wishart speaks to David Kaczynski about informing on his own brother.

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Ruth Wishart speaks to David Kaczynski about the dilemma he faced when he realised his brother was one of the most wanted men in America.

Ruth Wishart speaks to David Kaczynski about informing on his own brother.

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Ruth Wishart speaks to David Kaczynski about the dilemma he faced when he realised his brother was one of the most wanted men in America.

Ruth Wishart speaks to David Kaczynski about informing on his own brother.

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Ruth Wishart speaks to David Kaczynski about the dilemma he faced when he realised his brother was one of the most wanted men in America.

Ruth Wishart speaks to David Kaczynski about informing on his own brother.

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Ruth Wishart speaks to David Kaczynski about the dilemma he faced when he realised his brother was one of the most wanted men in America.

Ruth Wishart speaks to David Kaczynski about informing on his own brother.

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Ruth Wishart speaks to David Kaczynski about informing on his own brother.

Ruth Wishart speaks to David Kaczynski about the dilemma he faced when he realised his brother was one of the most wanted men in America.

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Ruth Wishart speaks to David Kaczynski about informing on his own brother.

Ruth Wishart speaks to David Kaczynski about the dilemma he faced when he realised his brother was one of the most wanted men in America.

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Ruth Wishart speaks to Marie about life with a genetic illness.

Marie talks about her decision to raise a family, despite knowing that she may pass on a degenerative illness.

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Ruth Wishart speaks to Marie about life with a genetic illness.

Marie talks about her decision to raise a family, despite knowing that she may pass on a degenerative illness.

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Ruth Wishart speaks to Anna about life with a genetic illness.

Anna talks about her decision to raise a family, despite knowing that she may pass on a degenerative illness.

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Ruth Wishart speaks to Anna about life with a genetic illness.

Anna talks about her decision to raise a family, despite knowing that she may pass on a degenerative illness.

0504Alison And Andrew20100525

Ruth Wishart speaks to Alison and Andrew, who were both abandoned as babies and who are now desperate to find a blood line.

Ruth Wishart hears the story of two foundlings searching for their families.

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Ruth Wishart speaks to Alison and Andrew, who were both abandoned as babies and who are now desperate to find a blood line.

Ruth Wishart hears the story of two foundlings searching for their families.

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Ruth Wishart speaks to Alison and Andrew, who were both abandoned as babies and who are now desperate to find a blood line.

Ruth Wishart hears the story of two foundlings searching for their families.

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Ruth Wishart speaks to Alison and Andrew, who were both abandoned as babies and who are now desperate to find a blood line.

Ruth Wishart hears the story of two foundlings searching for their families.

0505Rebecca20100601

Today's story contains domestic violence, fear, control, bullying, stalking, kidnap and revenge.

It sounds like a blockbuster film script doesn't it but sadly there's nothing fictional about this story.

Ruth Wishart speaks to Rebecca about fleeing her violent husband and the reign of terror he inflicted on her and her sons until it all came to an terrifying end.

Rebecca talls Ruth Wishart how she never imagined the violence her husband could impose.

0505Rebecca20100601

Today's story contains domestic violence, fear, control, bullying, stalking, kidnap and revenge.

It sounds like a blockbuster film script doesn't it but sadly there's nothing fictional about this story.

Ruth Wishart speaks to Rebecca about fleeing her violent husband and the reign of terror he inflicted on her and her sons until it all came to an terrifying end.

Rebecca talls Ruth Wishart how she never imagined the violence her husband could impose.

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talls Ruth Wishart how she never imagined the violence her husband could impose.

Today's story contains domestic violence, fear, control, bullying, stalking, kidnap and revenge.

It sounds like a blockbuster film script doesn't it but sadly there's nothing fictional about this story.

Ruth Wishart speaks to Rebecca about fleeing her violent husband and the reign of terror he inflicted on her and her sons until it all came to an terrifying end.

Rebecca talls Ruth Wishart how she never imagined the violence her husband could impose.

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talls Ruth Wishart how she never imagined the violence her husband could impose.

Today's story contains domestic violence, fear, control, bullying, stalking, kidnap and revenge.

It sounds like a blockbuster film script doesn't it but sadly there's nothing fictional about this story.

Ruth Wishart speaks to Rebecca about fleeing her violent husband and the reign of terror he inflicted on her and her sons until it all came to an terrifying end.

Rebecca talls Ruth Wishart how she never imagined the violence her husband could impose.

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Today, a story of betrayal, bigoted beliefs, guilt and intolerance.

And all of that, from within your own family.

Ruth Wishart talks to Waseem Sadiq about turning his back on his family, his faith and his culture.

Waseem Sadiq talks about betrayal, bigotry and intolerance within his own family.

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Today, a story of betrayal, bigoted beliefs, guilt and intolerance.

And all of that, from within your own family.

Ruth Wishart talks to Waseem Sadiq about turning his back on his family, his faith and his culture.

Waseem Sadiq talks about betrayal, bigotry and intolerance within his own family.

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talks about betrayal, bigotry and intolerance within his own family.

Today, a story of betrayal, bigoted beliefs, guilt and intolerance.

And all of that, from within your own family.

Ruth Wishart talks to Waseem Sadiq about turning his back on his family, his faith and his culture.

Waseem Sadiq talks about betrayal, bigotry and intolerance within his own family.

0506Waseem Sadiq20101219

talks about betrayal, bigotry and intolerance within his own family.

Today, a story of betrayal, bigoted beliefs, guilt and intolerance.

And all of that, from within your own family.

Ruth Wishart talks to Waseem Sadiq about turning his back on his family, his faith and his culture.

Waseem Sadiq talks about betrayal, bigotry and intolerance within his own family.

0507Tim Brannigan20101205

A remarkable story of a mother's love which involved a massive cover-up to keep her child.

As a parent, how far would you go to keep your own child? One Mother's love led to a fabricated rape and deceit on an extraordinary scale - even the persuading of senior medical staff and the authorities to agree to a massive cover up by claiming a child had been still born but secretly Tim Brannigan had been born perfectly healthy and happy and was being hidden just a few rooms away from bereaved relatives.

0507Tim Brannigan20101205

A remarkable story of a mother's love which involved a massive cover-up to keep her child.

As a parent, how far would you go to keep your own child? One Mother's love led to a fabricated rape and deceit on an extraordinary scale - even the persuading of senior medical staff and the authorities to agree to a massive cover up by claiming a child had been still born but secretly Tim Brannigan had been born perfectly healthy and happy and was being hidden just a few rooms away from bereaved relatives.

0507Tim Brannigan2010061520100620

As a parent, how far would you go to keep your own child? One Mother's love led to a fabricated rape and deceit on an extraordinary scale - even the persuading of senior medical staff and the authorities to agree to a massive cover up by claiming a child had been still born but secretly Tim Brannigan had been born perfectly healthy and happy and was being hidden just a few rooms away from bereaved relatives.

A remarkable story of a mother's love which involved a massive cover-up to keep her child.

0507Tim Brannigan2010061520100620

As a parent, how far would you go to keep your own child? One Mother's love led to a fabricated rape and deceit on an extraordinary scale - even the persuading of senior medical staff and the authorities to agree to a massive cover up by claiming a child had been still born but secretly Tim Brannigan had been born perfectly healthy and happy and was being hidden just a few rooms away from bereaved relatives.

A remarkable story of a mother's love which involved a massive cover-up to keep her child.

0508Nicola Jeffrey20100622
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Ruth Wishart explores the challenges of raising children with special needs.

Ruth Wishart talks to Nicola Jeffery about the challenges of raising her daughter who has learning disabilities and a life limiting condition and why she and her husband Keven decided to adopt another child which special needs.

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Ruth Wishart explores the challenges of raising children with special needs.

Ruth Wishart talks to Nicola Jeffery about the challenges of raising her daughter who has learning disabilities and a life limiting condition and why she and her husband Keven decided to adopt another child which special needs.

0508 LASTNicola Jeffrey2010062220100627

Ruth Wishart talks to Nicola Jeffery about the challenges of raising her daughter who has learning disabilities and a life limiting condition and why she and her husband Keven decided to adopt another child which special needs.

Ruth Wishart explores the challenges of raising children with special needs.

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Ruth Wishart talks to Nicola Jeffery about the challenges of raising her daughter who has learning disabilities and a life limiting condition and why she and her husband Keven decided to adopt another child which special needs.

Ruth Wishart explores the challenges of raising children with special needs.

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Adopted child Teresa Weiler speaks to Ruth Wishart about the reasons why her birth mother abandoned her and how little could have prepared her for the news she discovered whilst on the quest to find her biological parents.

After a meeting with social services, Teresa was granted access to her adoption files and learned that her biological parents were in fact brother and sister, which has had a devastating impact on the way she now lives her adult life.

Teresa kept this a secret for many years as she was frightened that she would also be rejected by her adoptive family. She also took the decision not to have children as she was fearful that her genetic make up would affect the physical or mental development of any children she may have had as she is the offspring of an incestuous relationship.

Adopted child Teresa Weiler discusses the reasons why her birth mother abandoned her.

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Teresa kept this a secret for many years as she was frightened that she would also be rejected by her adoptive family.

She also took the decision not to have children as she was fearful that her genetic make up would affect the physical or mental development of any children she may have had as she is the offspring of an incestuous relationship.

Ruth Wishart talks to Teresa Weiler about how her family relationships have shaped her life.

Ruth Wishart talks to people whose family relationships challenge ideas of what is typical

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Adopted child Teresa Weiler speaks to Ruth Wishart about the reasons why her birth mother abandoned her and how little could have prepared her for the news she discovered whilst on the quest to find her biological parents.

After a meeting with social services, Teresa was granted access to her adoption files and learned that her biological parents were in fact brother and sister, which has had a devastating impact on the way she now lives her adult life.

Teresa kept this a secret for many years as she was frightened that she would also be rejected by her adoptive family. She also took the decision not to have children as she was fearful that her genetic make up would affect the physical or mental development of any children she may have had as she is the offspring of an incestuous relationship.

Adopted child Teresa Weiler discusses the reasons why her birth mother abandoned her.

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Teresa kept this a secret for many years as she was frightened that she would also be rejected by her adoptive family.

She also took the decision not to have children as she was fearful that her genetic make up would affect the physical or mental development of any children she may have had as she is the offspring of an incestuous relationship.

Ruth Wishart talks to Teresa Weiler about how her family relationships have shaped her life.

Ruth Wishart talks to people whose family relationships challenge ideas of what is typical

0602Lucilla Paull20120410

2/4 Lucilla Paull discusses the post pregnancy condition Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction (SPD) with Ruth Wishart and describes how her life has been transformed following the birth of her second son

She explains that SPD is a fairly common condition amongst pregnant woman which affects the alignment of the pelvic joints however, most woman go onto make a full recovery but for Lucilla she is unfortunately one of a minority of women who have been left disabled by this condition.

Lucilla Paull on how her life was turned upside down following the birth of her second son

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2/4 Lucilla Paull discusses the post pregnancy condition Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction (SPD) with Ruth Wishart and describes how her life has been transformed following the birth of her second son

She explains that SPD is a fairly common condition amongst pregnant woman which affects the alignment of the pelvic joints however, most woman go onto make a full recovery but for Lucilla she is unfortunately one of a minority of women who have been left disabled by this condition.

Lucilla Paull on how her life was turned upside down following the birth of her second son

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on how her life was turned upside down following the birth of her second son

2/8 Lucilla Paull discusses the post pregnancy condition Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction (SPD) with Ruth Wishart and describes how her life has been transformed following the birth of her second son

She explains that SPD is a fairly common condition amongst pregnant woman which affects the alignment of the pelvic joints however, most woman go onto make a full recovery but for Lucilla she is unfortunately one of a minority of women who have been left disabled by this condition.

Lucilla Paull on how her life was turned upside down following the birth of her second son

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on how her life was turned upside down following the birth of her second son

2/8 Lucilla Paull discusses the post pregnancy condition Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction (SPD) with Ruth Wishart and describes how her life has been transformed following the birth of her second son

She explains that SPD is a fairly common condition amongst pregnant woman which affects the alignment of the pelvic joints however, most woman go onto make a full recovery but for Lucilla she is unfortunately one of a minority of women who have been left disabled by this condition.

Lucilla Paull on how her life was turned upside down following the birth of her second son

0603The Simpson Family2011042620110501
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Scotland's largest family, The Simpsons, talk to Ruth Wishart.

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The Simpson family discuss being the largest family in Scotland with Ruth Wishart and talk about the practicalities of raising thirteen children.

Derek and Deborah Simpson have six daughters and seven sons. They live in East Kilbride and as an outsider looking in, their home and attitude is perfected to the point that unless you knew the family, you would be shocked to learn that they have so many children.

They tell Ruth about how they manage to divide their time up between all their children as well as finding some quality time for themselves.

Derek and Deborah Simpson have six daughters and seven sons.

They live in East Kilbride and as an outsider looking in, their home and attitude is perfected to the point that unless you knew the family, you would be shocked to learn that they have so many children.

3/8 The Simpson family discuss being the largest family in Scotland with Ruth Wishart and talk about the practicalities of raising thirteen children.

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Scotland's largest family, The Simpsons, talk to Ruth Wishart.

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The Simpson family discuss being the largest family in Scotland with Ruth Wishart and talk about the practicalities of raising thirteen children.

Derek and Deborah Simpson have six daughters and seven sons. They live in East Kilbride and as an outsider looking in, their home and attitude is perfected to the point that unless you knew the family, you would be shocked to learn that they have so many children.

They tell Ruth about how they manage to divide their time up between all their children as well as finding some quality time for themselves.

Derek and Deborah Simpson have six daughters and seven sons.

They live in East Kilbride and as an outsider looking in, their home and attitude is perfected to the point that unless you knew the family, you would be shocked to learn that they have so many children.

3/8 The Simpson family discuss being the largest family in Scotland with Ruth Wishart and talk about the practicalities of raising thirteen children.

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's role as 'granny' changed when she was granted custody of her grandchildren.

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Grandmother Anne Swartz talks to Ruth Wishart about the break up of both her children's marriages and how she eventually took custody of three of her grandchildren following a call from Social Services, which ultimately prevented them from entering the care system.

She discusses how her role as Grandmother was altered when she became full time primary carer to these grandchildren, and speaks about the difficulties she has had to face as both a parent and a grandparent of children who require additional care and support.

Anne Swartz's role as 'granny' changed when she was granted custody of her grandchildren.

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's role as 'granny' changed when she was granted custody of her grandchildren.

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Grandmother Anne Swartz talks to Ruth Wishart about the break up of both her children's marriages and how she eventually took custody of three of her grandchildren following a call from Social Services, which ultimately prevented them from entering the care system.

She discusses how her role as Grandmother was altered when she became full time primary carer to these grandchildren, and speaks about the difficulties she has had to face as both a parent and a grandparent of children who require additional care and support.

Anne Swartz's role as 'granny' changed when she was granted custody of her grandchildren.

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's role as 'granny' changed when she was granted custody of her grandchildren.

4/8 Grandmother Anne Swartz talks to Ruth Wishart about the break up of both her children's marriages and how she eventually took custody of three of her grandchildren following a call from Social Services, which ultimately prevented them from entering the care system.

She discusses how her role as Grandmother was altered when she became full time primary carer to these grandchildren, and speaks about the difficulties she has had to face as both a parent and a grandparent of children who require additional care and support.

Anne Swartz's role as 'granny' changed when she was granted custody of her grandchildren.

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's role as 'granny' changed when she was granted custody of her grandchildren.

4/8 Grandmother Anne Swartz talks to Ruth Wishart about the break up of both her children's marriages and how she eventually took custody of three of her grandchildren following a call from Social Services, which ultimately prevented them from entering the care system.

She discusses how her role as Grandmother was altered when she became full time primary carer to these grandchildren, and speaks about the difficulties she has had to face as both a parent and a grandparent of children who require additional care and support.

Anne Swartz's role as 'granny' changed when she was granted custody of her grandchildren.

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speaks to Ruth Wishart about her decision to create a 'saviour sibling'.

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Michelle Whitaker speaks to Ruth Wishart about her decision to create a "saviour sibling" in order to save her young son's life.

Charlie Whitaker was diagnosed with the rare blood disorder, Diamond Blackfan Anaemia, and as neither Michelle nor husband Jayson were suitable donor matches for their son, the only hope was that a perfect tissue match for him could potentially come from a brother or sister.

Michelle Whitaker speaks to Ruth Wishart about her decision to create a 'saviour sibling'.

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speaks to Ruth Wishart about her decision to create a 'saviour sibling'.

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Michelle Whitaker speaks to Ruth Wishart about her decision to create a "saviour sibling" in order to save her young son's life.

Charlie Whitaker was diagnosed with the rare blood disorder, Diamond Blackfan Anaemia, and as neither Michelle nor husband Jayson were suitable donor matches for their son, the only hope was that a perfect tissue match for him could potentially come from a brother or sister.

Michelle Whitaker speaks to Ruth Wishart about her decision to create a 'saviour sibling'.

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speaks to Ruth Wishart about her decision to create a 'saviour sibling'.

5/8 Michelle Whitaker speaks to Ruth Wishart about her decision to create a "saviour sibling" in order to save her young son's life.

Charlie Whitaker was diagnosed with the rare blood disorder, Diamond Blackfan Anaemia, and as neither Michelle nor husband Jayson were suitable donor matches for their son, the only hope was that a perfect tissue match for him could potentially come from a brother or sister.

Michelle Whitaker speaks to Ruth Wishart about her decision to create a 'saviour sibling'.

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speaks to Ruth Wishart about her decision to create a 'saviour sibling'.

5/8 Michelle Whitaker speaks to Ruth Wishart about her decision to create a "saviour sibling" in order to save her young son's life.

Charlie Whitaker was diagnosed with the rare blood disorder, Diamond Blackfan Anaemia, and as neither Michelle nor husband Jayson were suitable donor matches for their son, the only hope was that a perfect tissue match for him could potentially come from a brother or sister.

Michelle Whitaker speaks to Ruth Wishart about her decision to create a 'saviour sibling'.

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3/4 Ruth Joseph speaks to Ruth Wishart about her mother's battle with anorexia and how the illness impacted on their relationship. Ruth was left to care for her mother throughout the majority of her illness and watched her deteriorate to the point where she weighed only four stone before her death.

The impact of seeing her parent succumb to such a gripping illness has led Ruth herself to experience childhood obesity as she was force fed by her mother and later developed and overcame anorexia as she battled with her own relationship with food.

Ruth Joseph speaks to Ruth Wishart about her mother's battle with anorexia.

speaks to Ruth Wishart about her mother's battle with anorexia.

6/8 Ruth Joseph speaks to Ruth Wishart about her mother's battle with anorexia and how the illness impacted on their relationship.

Ruth was left to care for her mother throughout the majority of her illness and watched her deteriorate to the point where she weighed only four stone before her death.

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3/4 Ruth Joseph speaks to Ruth Wishart about her mother's battle with anorexia and how the illness impacted on their relationship. Ruth was left to care for her mother throughout the majority of her illness and watched her deteriorate to the point where she weighed only four stone before her death.

The impact of seeing her parent succumb to such a gripping illness has led Ruth herself to experience childhood obesity as she was force fed by her mother and later developed and overcame anorexia as she battled with her own relationship with food.

Ruth Joseph speaks to Ruth Wishart about her mother's battle with anorexia.

speaks to Ruth Wishart about her mother's battle with anorexia.

6/8 Ruth Joseph speaks to Ruth Wishart about her mother's battle with anorexia and how the illness impacted on their relationship.

Ruth was left to care for her mother throughout the majority of her illness and watched her deteriorate to the point where she weighed only four stone before her death.

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Sandra Salmons talks to Ruth Wishart about her champagne lifestyle and the moment her daughter discovered that she had a £1000 a week cocaine addiction.

Sandra lived a very affluent lifestyle, often travelling the world and by her own admission, she wanted for nothing but her cocaine addiction eventually destroyed her marriage and had a serious impact on her relationship with her daughter.

Sandra Salmons talks about her champagne lifestyle and her 1000 pound a week cocaine habit

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talks about her champagne lifestyle and her 1000 pound a week cocaine habit

8/8 Sandra Salmons talks to Ruth Wishart about her champagne lifestyle and the moment her daughter discovered that she had a £1000 a week cocaine addiction.

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Sandra Salmons talks to Ruth Wishart about her champagne lifestyle and the moment her daughter discovered that she had a £1000 a week cocaine addiction.

Sandra lived a very affluent lifestyle, often travelling the world and by her own admission, she wanted for nothing but her cocaine addiction eventually destroyed her marriage and had a serious impact on her relationship with her daughter.

Sandra Salmons talks about her champagne lifestyle and her 1000 pound a week cocaine habit

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talks about her champagne lifestyle and her 1000 pound a week cocaine habit

8/8 Sandra Salmons talks to Ruth Wishart about her champagne lifestyle and the moment her daughter discovered that she had a £1000 a week cocaine addiction.