Actor, stand-up comedian and author Osamah Sami meets journalist, author and screenwriter Benjamin Law to discuss finding their voices as writers, diversity on TV and using shame and embarrassment as the spark for a good story.
Jeffrey Dahmer was a homosexual sexual deviant who raped, murdered and ate parts of 17 victims. Like other killers such as John Wayne Gacy, he managed to elude capture while continuing to carry out his crimes. Like every other sociopath serial killer in history he believed himself to be completely justified in his actions. Why does a Jeffrey Dahmer happen? How does a man become a serial killer, necrophiliac, cannibal and psychopath? Many of the theories would have you believe that the answers can always be found in childhood abuse, bad parenting, head trauma, foetal alcoholism and drug addiction. Perhaps in some cases these are contributing factors, but not for Jeffrey Dahmer.
Children growing up amongst poverty, drug addiction or chronic unemployment have the odds stacked against them. But with strength and resilience, some kids can break the cycle and disadvantage. Marc Fennell profiles three such young people and asks what it takes to survive growing up tough?