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Before yesterdayEye of the Storm with Emma Barnett

Gerald Ratner

By BBC Radio 5 live
Emma Barnett meets the person at the heart of a news story to find out what really happened and how their life changed overnight. This week jewellery boss Gerald Ratner tells Emma why he called his shops' products "crap", and how he's had to battle since to rebuild his reputation.

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  • March 23rd 2017 at 16:35

Conkergate!

By BBC Radio 5 live
Headteacher Shaun Halfpenny tells Emma Barnett the truth behind the story that he’d banned conkers in his school playground.

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  • March 23rd 2017 at 17:00

Jailed planespotters

By BBC Radio 5 live
Planespotters Paul and Lesley Clinton tell Emma Barnett what it was like to be jailed for six weeks in Greece after they were arrested for spying.

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  • March 23rd 2017 at 17:05

Airport bomb tweeter

By BBC Radio 5 live
Fake bomb tweeter Paul Chambers tells Emma Barnett about the battle to clear his name after he jokingly tweeted that he would blow up Robin Hood Airport.

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  • March 23rd 2017 at 17:11

Accused of child sex abuse

By BBC Radio 5 live
Teacher and media personality Simon Warr tells Emma Barnett what it was like to be wrongly charged with child sex abuse – and how, despite being cleared, it’s ruined his life.

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  • March 23rd 2017 at 17:14

First Millionaire winner

By BBC Radio 5 live
Emma Barnett meets those who found themselves at the centre of a big news story to find out what really happened and how it changed their lives. Tonight, Judith Keppel discusses being the first Who Wants to be a Millionaire jackpot winner. Plus, a chat with Shaun Halfpenny - the Carlisle headteacher whose joke about wearing goggles to play conkers led to a public outcry over health and safety. Download the podcast: http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/5live.

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  • March 23rd 2017 at 17:16

Leah Betts' Dad

By BBC Radio 5 live
Paul Betts tells Emma Barnett why he published a picture of his 18-year-old daughter Leah dying after she took an ecstasy tablet - and how that decision changed his family's life.

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  • March 23rd 2017 at 17:21

The 'Angel of Woolwich'

By BBC Radio 5 live
Ingrid Loyau-Kennett, the passer-by who confronted the killers of Fusilier Lee Rigby in May 2013, tells Emma Barnett why she got involved, and the impact that's had on her life

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  • March 24th 2017 at 13:36

Stutter Boy

By BBC Radio 5 live
Hero of Educating Yorkshire, Mushy, tells Emma Barnett what it was like becoming an internet star for battling his stammer, and why he is proud to be known as 'Stutter Boy'.

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  • March 30th 2017 at 14:20

Rio Ferdinand

By BBC Radio 5 live
Former England captain Rio Ferdinand talks honestly to Emma Barnett about the impact of the death of his wife Rebecca, and how it’s affected his children.

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  • March 31st 2017 at 14:31

Vicky Beeching

By BBC Radio 5 live
Christian singer Vicky Beeching stunned and divided the evangelical church with two little words: β€œI’m gay”. She tells Emma Barnett what it was like to come out and how she dealt with the reaction.

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  • April 6th 2017 at 12:52

Alice Wells

By BBC Radio 5 live
Mum and doctor Alice Wells tells Emma Barnett about the nightmare of discovering that her husband was a paedophile – and that he’d abused their daughter.

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  • April 21st 2017 at 14:15

Royal Prank DJs

By BBC Radio 5 live
Australian DJ Mel Greig tells Emma about the infamous prank call that went tragically wrong, and how she coped with the aftermath.

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  • May 4th 2017 at 12:44

β€œPiegate” goalie

By BBC Radio 5 live
Sacked Sutton United goalie Wayne Shaw tells Emma Barnett how eating a pasty on camera made his β€œworld fall in”

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  • May 11th 2017 at 13:08

Nuremberg prosecutor

By BBC Radio 5 live
98-year-old Ben Ferencz tells Emma Barnett what it was like being one of the US prosecutors at the Nuremberg war crimes trial at the end of World War Two.

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  • May 18th 2017 at 15:17

β€˜My son cut off his penis’

By BBC Radio 5 live
β€˜Nick’ tells Emma Barnett the harrowing story of how his son cut off his penis while high on skunk – and how he and his family recovered.

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  • June 2nd 2017 at 12:49

Blind Date 'hoaxer'

By BBC Radio 5 live
Undercover journo Nicola Gill tells Emma Barnett what happened when she tried to get on Blind Date as a contestant in 1997 – and how she was rumbled by Cilla Black and her team.

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  • June 22nd 2017 at 12:46

Sully's 'Miracle on the Hudson'

By BBC Radio 5 live
The incredible story of Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger, who tells Emma Barnett how he landed his Airbus A320 on the Hudson River in 2009, saving 155 lives.

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  • June 29th 2017 at 14:24

Prime Minister Theresa May

By BBC Radio 5 live
Emma Barnett meets Theresa May in the prime minister's first one-on-one, in-depth interview since the 2017 general election, and a year on from taking office.

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  • July 13th 2017 at 10:36

Tim Farron

By BBC Radio 5 live
Emma Barnett meets someone at the heart of a news story to find out what really happened. Today, the Lib Dem leader reveals why pressure over his Christian beliefs led him to step down much earlier than anyone previously knew and what he thinks the future of liberalism is in the UK.

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  • July 14th 2017 at 14:16
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