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Real Stories With Ranvir Singh

  • Episode: 

    1 of 6

  • Transmission (TX): 

    Thu 23 Jul 2015
  • TX Confirmed: 

    Yes
  • Time: 

    7.30pm - 8.00pm
  • Week: 

    Week 30 2015 : Sat 18 Jul - Fri 24 Jul
  • Channel: 

    ITV
  • Status: 

    New
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Real Stories With Ranvir Singh
 
This brand new six-part series for ITV tells the unique personal stories of people involved in extraordinary events which have changed their lives.
 
Presented by Ranvir Singh alongside reporter Michael Underwood, the programme provides a close insight into contributors’ lives from their own perspectives, explores issues which affect the public, and delves deep into the stories behind the headlines.
 
Three stories are told in each episode, with individuals interviewed by Ranvir or Michael, or giving their own account to build a vivid portrayal of their particular experience.
 
Among the contributors whose stories feature in the series are: 
 
A father-of-two who was saved from being crushed to death under a bus by a crowd of onlookers who rushed to help.
 
A schoolgirl whose rare kidney disease falls through a treatment loophole, meaning she is denied life-saving treatment by the NHS.
 
​A 45-year-old mother who is ​awaiting ​a pioneering medical first - the ​UK's first double hand transplant.
 
One of the earliest child heart transplant patients, who goes on a personal and emotional journey to meet the mother of his donor.
 
Two former teachers who quit their jobs, sold their house, took their two daughters out of school and now travel Britain on a voyage of discovery.
 
A 12-year-old boy with autism who finds escape from his closed-in world by bonding with horses.
 
The parent of a 7/7 bombing victim, whose major heart operation means he is unable to attend tenth anniversary commemorations in London, and who is now forced to reflect on his own mortality.
 
A disabled woman whose remarkable dog helps her to open doors, change the bed and even empty the washing machine.
 
A man suffering from dementia at the age of 39 who can no longer speak, eat unaided or get himself dressed - and the struggle his parents face coping with his situation.
 
This series is made for ITV by Shiver, whose credits include hard-hitting documentaries like Exposure: The Other Side of Jimmy Savile, popular factual series like 56 Up, and hit factual entertainment shows such as Paul O’Grady: For The Love Of Dogs.