The Knight family are from Norwich in the UK and they are wrestlers. They spent years striving for stardom. The parents, Ricky and Saraya Knight, met through the sport and when they started their own wrestling business, their children also caught the entertainment bug. But when one of their daughters, Paige, became a WWE superstar in America, her success threatened to tear the family apart. This is a sporting story that spans generations and continents. The Knight wrestling dynasty not only survived chokeslams and anaconda squeezes in the ring - but high dives and bitter lows in real life.
(L) L-R: Ricky, Saraya, Zak and Paige Knight. Credit: Katy Davis/BBC
(R) Paige wrestling in Cologne, Germany. Credit: Marc Pfitzenreuter/Getty Images
Voyage from the Pacific Islands to Hollywood
Opetaia Foa'i grew up in Samoa surrounded by the island's rhythms, sounds and songs. But, surviving wasn't easy and his family moved to the city of Auckland in New Zealand. As he grew up in this new environment he began to look into his roots and started to make music about his voyager ancestors. It caught the eye of producers at Walt Disney Animation Studios who wanted him to write the music for their upcoming movie Moana about a Pacific Island teenager trying to save her community. Opetaia Foa'i made sure the smash hit movie stayed true to Pacific culture.
Listen to an extended version of this interview with the music Opetaia wrote for Moana here: https://bbc.in/2XUE9fw
The heart of a heart surgeon
Heart surgeon Stephen Westaby has saved thousands of patients throughout his 40 year career but it’s the deaths that stick with him. As a teenager he was smart but felt he wasn't bold enough to make the split-second life and death decisions required of a surgeon. It wasn’t until medical school when a rugby accident damaged the part of his brain that controls inhibition and risk-taking, that Professor Westaby overcame his shyness. He would become famous for complex paediatric surgeries and would pioneer the use of a small artificial heart. (Photo courtesy of Stephen Westaby.)
Why music on a bus gave me a panic attack
Maryam Zaree's birth inside a notorious Iranian prison was a family secret. That was until a bus journey unearthed traumatic memories. She tells Jo Fidgen her story. (Photo courtesy of Maryam Zaree.)
The IS orphans rescued by their grandpa
Patricio Galvez is a Chilean musician who has lived in Sweden for the last 30 years. In 2014 his daughter Amanda travelled to Syria with her children and joined the Islamic State group. When she was killed earlier this year he battled governments, crossed borders and entered a war zone to try and rescue her seven young children.
Photo courtesy of Patricio Galvez