Found

A five part series of stories following family members who are reunited after separation through family circumstance, tragedy or conflict.

As well as hearing the emotional stories of people who have been searching for others for many years, we also hear the stories of the organisations who help them - including the Red Cross, Salvation Army and Missing Person's Bureau.

The internet has increased the possibility of finding people through social networking and other websites - such as a site set up recently by Missing Person's Bureau and featuring details of unidentified bodies.

The stories have a range of outcomes, not always happy.

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01The Two Sisters2013040220130624

Jan and Evie were reunited through Facebook, after being separated for 60 years.

01The Two Sisters2013040220130624

A five part series of stories following family members who are reunited after separation through family circumstance, tragedy or conflict.

As well as hearing the emotional stories of people who have been searching for others for many years, we also hear the stories of the organisations who help them - including the Red Cross, Salvation Army and Missing Person's Bureau.

The internet has increased the possibility of finding people through social networking and other websites - such as a site set up recently by Missing Person's Bureau and featuring details of unidentified bodies.

The stories have a range of outcomes, not always happy.

Episode 1 (of 5): The Two Sisters

Jan and Evie were reunited through Facebook after sixty years. They had spent most of their adult lives trying to trace each other after Jan was adopted and moved to Canada with her new family. Their story is one of co-incidences, heartache and injustice when their mother, who left the family home pregnant with Evie after abuse by their father, had very little say in what happened to her other two children.

Producer: Sara Parker

A White Pebble Media production for BBC Radio 4.

01The Two Sisters20130402

A five part series of stories following family members who are reunited after separation through family circumstance, tragedy or conflict.

As well as hearing the emotional stories of people who have been searching for others for many years, we also hear the stories of the organisations who help them - including the Red Cross, Salvation Army and Missing Person's Bureau.

The internet has increased the possibility of finding people through social networking and other websites - such as a site set up recently by Missing Person's Bureau and featuring details of unidentified bodies.

The stories have a range of outcomes, not always happy.Jan and Evie were reunited through Facebook after sixty years. They had spent most of their adult lives trying to trace each other after Jan was adopted and moved to Canada with her new family. Their story is one of co-incidences, heartache and injustice when their mother, who left the family home pregnant with Evie after abuse by their father, had very little say in what happened to her other two children.

Producer: Sara Parker

A White Pebble Media production for BBC Radio 4.

02The Missing Brother20130409

Michael went missing 23 years ago. He was very depressed and had attempted suicide several times, so his sister Ann feared the worst but always hoped that he might still be alive. This is a story of the use of DNA to identify him more than two decades after his body was washed up 80 miles from his Grimsby home on a Norfolk beach.

Producer: Sara Parker

A White Pebble Media production for BBC Radio 4.

02The Missing Brother20130625

DNA helps to identify a missing man, more than two decades after his body was found.

A five part series of stories following family members who are reunited after separation through family circumstance, tragedy or conflict.

As well as hearing the emotional stories of people who have been searching for others for many years, we also hear the stories of the organisations who help them - including the Red Cross, Salvation Army and Missing Person's Bureau.

The internet has increased the possibility of finding people through social networking and other websites - such as a site set up recently by Missing Person's Bureau and featuring details of unidentified bodies.

The stories have a range of outcomes, not always happy.

Episode 2 (of 5):

Michael went missing 23 years ago. He was very depressed and had attempted suicide several times, so his sister Ann feared the worst but always hoped that he might still be alive. This is a story of the use of DNA to identify him more than two decades after his body was washed up 80 miles from his Grimsby home on a Norfolk beach.

Producer: Sara Parker

A White Pebble Media production for BBC Radio 4.

03The Mother's Story20130416

Episode 3 (of 5): The Mother's Story

The work of the Red Cross Tracing Service reuniting families across the world following conflict or natural disaster, featuring an interview with Head of the Tracing Service Nev Jefferies and the emotional airport reunion of a mother and her two children from the Ivory Coast.

Producer: Sara Parker

A White Pebble Media production for BBC Radio 4.

04A Brother's Tale2013042320130627

Richard found his mother through the Salvation Army, only to discover he had a brother.

Found tells the emotional and fascinating stories of families reunited after being separated by conflict, tragedy or family circumstances. As well as hearing the life stories we will also hear how various organisations help to reunite families.

In this programme, Richard found his mother through The Salvation Army's tracing service. What he didn't know was that he had a brother. Richard had left the family home as a child with his father after a row on holiday. He made contact with his mother many years later only to find he had a brother.

04A Brother's Tale20130423

Episode 4 (of 5): A Brother's Tale

Richard found his mother through the Salvation Army's tracing service only to discover he had a brother he never knew existed. When he was only 7, Richard's parents separated after a row on holiday. His Dad left with Richard and, after that, he had no contact with his mother and sister for 38 years - and no idea where they were.

Producer: Sara Parker

A White Pebble Media production for BBC Radio 4.

05 LASTThe Parents' Choice20130628

A family in Haiti, split by poverty and the earthquake, reunite.

A five part series of stories following family members who are reunited after separation through family circumstance, tragedy or conflict.

As well as hearing the emotional stories of people who have been searching for others for many years, we also hear the stories of the organisations who help them - including the Red Cross, Salvation Army and Missing Person's Bureau.

The internet has increased the possibility of finding people through social networking and other websites - such as a site set up recently by Missing Person's Bureau and featuring details of unidentified bodies.

The stories have a range of outcomes, not always happy.

Episode 5 (of 5): Haiti Family

As poor subsistence farmers in Haiti, parents Carnise and Dieuseul couldn't afford to look after their children properly. So they made the difficult decision to send them away to an orphanage with promises of a good education and better life. Little did they know their children would be mistreated and exploited by a pastor who has since been jailed for child trafficking and slavery. Their situation was further worsened by the 2010 Haiti earthquake - after which neither the children nor the parents knew each other's fate for two years. Now reunited, the family are just one case of many helped by the International Rescue Committee throughout the world.

Producer: Sara Parker

A White Pebble Media production for BBC Radio 4.