Liz Hayes admits she was a little wary. But who wouldn’t be matching wits with British comedian Russell Brand? He’s outrageously funny, famously potty-mouthed and both charming and abrasive, in turns. So Liz didn’t know what to expect when she met him in Los Angeles recently. The only certainty was that Liz wouldn’t forget the experience in a hurry.
Reporter: Liz Hayes
Producers: Phil Goyen, Sandra Cleary
No Limbs, No Limits
Every now and again, you meet someone who quite simply makes your spirits soar. That’s how Peter Overton felt when he first met Nick Vujicic. Nick was born in Australia without any arms or legs. Yet he lives a life that’s more joyful and more fulfilling than most able bodied people we know. All that was missing from his world was a special lady. Well, four years on, Nick is now a married man. Recently, he invited Peter back to Los Angeles to meet the woman who’s made his life complete.
Reporter: Peter Overton
Producer: Nick Greenaway
Journey into Hell
There are few more dangerous places in the world right now than Syria, especially if you’re a western reporter. Just getting into the country is a life and death proposition. You need to be smuggled across the border in the middle of night. Then you have to hope there are rebel soldiers waiting on the other side, prepared to truck you to the frontline. Liam Bartlett made the clandestine and incredibly risky journey to the heart of Syria’s brutal and bloody civil war. He discovered a place where civilians are being slaughtered in their tens of thousands and their ancient cities bombed to rubble. And all the while, the rest of the world does nothing.
Reporter: Liam Bartlett
Producer: Gareth Harvey
Death in Paradise
It was the most tragic of stories – a young man heads off on a backpacking holiday and never makes it home.
Lee Hudswell’s adventure ended in the tiny Asian country of Laos when he drowned diving off a flying fox.
It wasn’t just a freak accident. Dozens of other foreigners have been killed on that same stretch of river. It’s been six months since Liz Hayes travelled to Laos to find out exactly what happened to Lee. Now, finally, the authorities there are doing something about this tragic waste of life.
Reporter: Liz Hayes
Producer: Steven Burling