In 2015 the badly decomposed body of a man was discovered in County Wicklow, Ireland. Regarded as an eccentric who shunned society, he built his remote dwelling which revealed extraordinary insights into the man and his world.
When Hilde Back sponsored a young, impoverished Kenyan student she thought nothing of the $15 a term she paid to keep him in primary school. She certainly never expected to hear from him, but many years later, she does. Chris Mburu has been thinking of Hilde, the 'angel' who made his education possible, since he was a boy. Chris is now a human rights lawyer with the United Nations.
A confident conman tries to fool the world's Shakespeare experts by alleging a rare text of 18 of the Bard's plays was given him by his Cuban girlfriend. Eccentric book dealer Raymond Scott walked into Washington DC's Folger Library, the world's leading authority on Shakespeare, with the rare First Folio of the Bard's plays. He claimed it was given to him by his Cuban girlfriend's family. But after extensive detective work, scholars from around the US and UK soon realised that this copy was far from legitimate. It had been stolen from a glass case at the University of Durham in 1998, just 16km from where Scott was living at the time.
Jane Caro busts some myths about life as a teacher and reveals the pressure most teachers are under. This includes an overwhelming amount of marking and paperwork to the challenges of managing student behaviour.