My Story [Radio Wales]

Sian Pari Huws seeks the stories behind the headlines.

Episodes

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20070818

4/6.

This programme features the second part of an interview with Patrick Loughlin from Penley near Wrexham, who served almost four years in jail in Japan for manslaughter and was released after an international campaign.

Sian also speaks to his best friend, Mike Hurst, who helped highlight his plight.

20070824

5/6.

Fiona Jones was a Member of Parliament who soon found political life disillusioning. Fiona's husband Chris talks about his wife, whose life was cut short by alcohol.

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5/6.

Fiona Jones was a Member of Parliament who soon found political life disillusioning.

Fiona's husband Chris talks about his wife, whose life was cut short by alcohol.

20080511

Sian Pari Huws talks to Terry and Georgina Jones in Garnlydan near Ebbw Vale. Their daughter Louise was one of four young girls who lost their lives in a car crash in November 2006.

20080513

Sian Pari Huws talks to Terry and Georgina Jones in Garnlydan near Ebbw Vale. Their daughter Louise was one of four young girls who lost their lives in a car crash in November 2006.

20080518

Sian Pari Huws talks to Welsh nurse Angela Gorman about her work in Africa. She has helped to save the lives of many women who would otherwise have died during childbirth.

20080520

Sian Pari Huws talks to Welsh nurse Angela Gorman about her work in Africa. She has helped to save the lives of many women who would otherwise have died during childbirth.

20080525

Sian Pari Huws talks to Barbara Wilding, Chief Constable of South Wales Police, about a career which ranged from child murders to the Marchioness disaster. Miss Wilding also discusses a personal tragedy. At the age of six, she lost her mother and brother when an airliner crashed into their Manchester home.

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Sian Pari Huws talks to Barbara Wilding, Chief Constable of South Wales Police, about a career which ranged from child murders to the Marchioness disaster. Miss Wilding also discusses a personal tragedy. At the age of six, she lost her mother and brother when an airliner crashed into their Manchester home.

20080603

Sian Pari Huws talks to Hugh Burke from Brynmenyn, near Bridgend. Hugh was a drug user for two decades, weighing only seven stone at the lowest point in his life. He talks about his struggle to deal with his addiction and his ambition to establish an all-Wales user support scheme.

20080608

Sian Pari Huws talks to Mohammad Ashgar, Assembly Member for South East Wales, about his early life in Pakistan and how he came to fall in love with Newport. He tells her about returning to his native country, only to witness the carnage and disorder following the failed first attempt on Benazir Bhutto's life, when her convoy was bombed.

20080610

Sian Pari Huws talks to Mohammad Ashgar, Assembly Member for South East Wales, about his early life in Pakistan and how he came to fall in love with Newport. He tells her about returning to his native country, only to witness the carnage and disorder following the failed first attempt on Benazir Bhutto's life, when her convoy was bombed.

20080615

Sian Pari Huws talks to the reigning Miss Wales, Kelly Pesticcio from St Mellons, Cardiff. Kelly talks about overcoming scoliosis, a condition that left her having to wear a back brace during her teenage years, and about her desire to become and orthopaedic surgeon and to one day work with children.

20080617

Sian Pari Huws talks to the reigning Miss Wales, Kelly Pesticcio from St Mellons, Cardiff.

Kelly talks about overcoming scoliosis, a condition that left her having to wear a back brace during her teenage years, and about her desire to become and orthopaedic surgeon and to one day work with children.

20081005

Sian Pari Huws talks to Stephen Price, a gay man from Clydach near Abergavenny who suffered 'grotesquely discriminatory conduct' from the Presbyterian Church in Wales when he was bullied out of his job.

20081012

Sian Pari Huws talks to Gareth Edwards, whose one-year-old daughter Cerys was severely injured when their family car was slammed into by a driver who was subsequently found guilty of dangerous driving.

20081019

Sian Pari Huws talks to singer and radio presenter Shan Cothi about her rock musician husband Justin who passed away a year ago after a brave fight against pancreatic cancer, just weeks after marrying Shan at his bedside.

20081026

Sian Pari Huws talks to Catherine Clay from Cowbridge, whose son Fred was killed in South Africa earlier this year.

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Sian Pari Huws talks to Hugh Burke from Brynmenyn, near Bridgend. Hugh was a drug user for two decades, weighing only seven stone at the lowest point in his life. He talks about his struggle to deal with his addiction and his ambition to establish an all-Wales user support scheme.

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In this programme she meets former Wales and Llanelli rugby player Ray Gravell, who recently had part of his leg amputated after complications stemming from his diabetes. Ray speaks movingly about his fears, and reveals how the love of his family and friends helped allay many of them.

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Sian Pari Huws meets people who have been in the news or the public eye.

1/6. 18 year old Jamie Haviland from Newport suffered years of bullying in school, including having her hair set alight on two occasions.

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Sian Pari Huws talks to Grahame and Trish Thomas about their son Rhys. At the age of 15 this young sportsman choked on a piece of chewing gum. He remains in a coma as a consequence.

Sian Pari Huws talks to Grahame and Trish Thomas about their son Rhys, who is in a coma.

02

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In this programme she meets the inspirational cancer campaigner Jayne Sullivan, whose sit-in at the Senedd highlighted her demands that the drug Herceptin be made available to all women in Wales with breast cancer.

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Elin Haf Davies from Bala rowed across the Atlantic, despite never having rowed before. She had to cope with storms and her companion's sickness, not to mention the danger of huge container ships

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Sian Pari Huws talks to Rhys Devereaux from Llanelli, who has a genetic condition that causes deterioration of the nervous system. But Rhys is determined to fight against it.

Sian Pari Huws talks to Rhys Devereaux from Llanelli, who has a rare genetic condition.

03

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In this programme she meets Patrick Loughlin from Wrexham, who served almost four years in jail in Japan for manslaughter and was released after an international campaign. She also speaks to his best friend, Mike Hurst, who helped secure his freedom.

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Sian Pari Huws talks to Alan Andrews from Llanelli, who spent much of his early life in borstal and prisons. He now runs a drop-in centre for drug addicts and alcoholics.

04

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This programme features the second part of an interview with Patrick Loughlin from Penley near Wrexham, who served almost four years in jail in Japan for manslaughter and was released after an international campaign. Sian also speaks to his best friend, Mike Hurst, who helped highlight his plight.

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Sian Pari Huws talks to James and Maureen McWade from Abergele. James suffers from Alzheimer's disease but as a couple they do everything they can to maintain a normal life.

05

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Sian Pari Huws talks to Valentine Howells from Narberth in Pembrokeshire. Now in his eighties, he has had a long relationship with the sea and its dangers.

. Sian Pari Huws talks to Valentine Howells, who has had a long relationship with the sea.

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Sian Pari Huws talks to Valentine Howells from Narberth in Pembrokeshire. Now in his eighties, he has had a long relationship with the sea and its dangers.

Sian Pari Huws talks to Valentine Howells, who has had a long relationship with the sea.

06

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She visits Berriew, near Welshpool, to talk to farmer and former Conservative Assembly Member Glyn Davies about losing an election but winning the battle against life-threatening cancer.

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She visits Berriew, near Welshpool, to talk to farmer and former Conservative Assembly Member Glyn Davies about losing an election but winning the battle against life-threatening cancer.

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Sian Pari Huws talks to Selena Brin from Bridgend about a council blunder which led to her being evicted from her home. It was the start of a downward spiral in her life.

Sian Pari Huws talks to Selena Brin about a council blunder which led to her being evicted

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Sian Pari Huws talks to Selena Brin from Bridgend about a council blunder which led to her being evicted from her home. It was the start of a downward spiral in her life.

Sian Pari Huws talks to Selena Brin about a council blunder which led to her being evicted