The Good Samaritan

Dominic Arkwright meets people who have lent a helping hand, with varying consequences.

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01Hassan's Story2009091520100510

When a group of Jewish commuters were attacked on the New York subway, a slightly-built accountancy student decided it was time to act.

Dominic Arkwright meets people who have lent a helping hand, with varying consequences.

An accountancy student stepped in when some Jewish commuters were attacked in New York.

02Sylvia's Story2009092220100511

After serving just two days of her prison sentence for failing to pay her full council tax, pensioner Sylvia Hardy had her protest ruined when an anonymous benefactor paid her arrears and she was released.

Dominic Arkwright meets people who have lent a helping hand, with varying consequences.

After just two days in prison, pensioner Sylvia Hardy had her council tax protest ruined.

03The Butterfields' Story2009092920100512

Dominic Arkwright meets people who have lent a helping hand, with varying consequences.

Jane and Ashley Butterfield used to organise railway tours of India.

Distressed by the sight of children living rough near railway lines, they set up their own charity to run a home for girls on the outskirts of Delhi.

Jane and Ashley Butterfield set up a charity to run a home for girls in Delhi.

04Gordon's Story2009100620100513

Dominic Arkwright meets people who have lent a helping hand, with varying consequences.

The man who stopped by the roadside to help some swans in distress, only to have his luxury car stolen.

The man who stopped to help some swans in distress, only to have his luxury car stolen.

05 LAST2009101320100514

Dominic Arkwright meets people who have lent a helping hand, with varying consequences.