tv Victoria Derbyshire BBC News December 27, 2016 10:30am-11:01am GMT
of uncertainty sn’f m: ut—m ult 23min bit of uncertainty about where the worse of that might be, but we are looking at bright weather. temperatures between four and eight celsius for most of us. that's your forecast. this is bbc news. i'm richard lister. the headlines at 10.30am: eight out of ten young carers are not receiving the help they need from social services, according to the children's commissioner for england. countering electoral fraud — voters in some parts of england will be asked to show id in pilot schemes. russian crash investigators recover a black box flight recorder from the military aircraft which crashed into the black sea, it is thought all 93 people on board died in the crash. the "prevent" anti—extremism
programme is defended by leicestershire‘s chief constable. simon cole describes some of the criticism as "hysterical". the actress liz smith, best known for her roles as mrs cropp lee in the vicar of dibley and is now on in the vicar of dibley and is now on in the sitcom the royal family has died at the age of 95. now on bbc news, victoria derbyshire takes a look back at the exclusive interviews and films which have featured on her programme in 2016. hello and welcome to the programme. we will bring you some of the exclusive interviews and original stories we have brought to you over the last year. first, the conversation that left lily allen in tears.
she had never visited a refugee camp before. she met unaccompanied child migrants in calais and it overwhelmed her. her apology to refugees became front—page news. this is some of what she saw. calais's makeshift refugee camp, thejungle, home to around 10,000 people including children. this place has been partially demolished and reappeared. the french government wants it gone again. starting to knock it down within weeks. music plays. a world away from the squalor, lily allen is working on her new album in a studio in north london. what do you think you can achieve going there?
save everyone? no... i hope that... on a personal level, to see things for myself so i know and can talk openly about it, having experienced it even if for a short amount of time. and humanise the people that are there because at the moment what i've read, all these articles which are very dehumanising about people and children. you know, i am a mother. i have two little girls. if something was to happen in this country, to me or their dad, i would really hope that other parts of the world would really be more helpful. it would seem to me that there are people who have been driven very far away from what they know and love, stability and comfort. no one would choose to live in thejungle. josie norton is with her.
my kids said that you could have. shoes, jackets. jumpers. a snow white costume which might come in handy! it is actually really sweet. and then it's time to enter the jungle. she has never been to a refugee camp of any kind, so this is herfirst experience, and it's on her doorstep. this is a bus for women and children in the camp. volunteers tell of the things they are constantly doing is telling young people, like this young afghan teenager, to apply for asylum in france rather than constantly risking their lives jumping on trucks for the uk. they are risking their lives every time they go way out, going to major highways.
you hear about people killed, you are not hearing about the people who are severely injured. there are number of children that have been severely injured. one of the reasons she is here is to meet for herself children and teenagers who call this place of their home. there are 1022 unaccompanied children in this camp. with the imminent closure, massive risk of trafficking and getting lost in the system. a huge proportion have a right to be there because they have families or because of legislation passed in may and still there is not one child brought to the uk under the amendment. it was an agreement by the uk government to take in unaccompanied
refugee children from europe. at this youth centre in the camp, there is a sense of urgency today. volunteers are recoding details of teenagers so they can keep track of them when it becomes demolished and continued to help those who have the right to be in the uk. what i want is anybody who has family in england that has not started the process. lily meets this 13—year—old from afghanistan, who says his father is in birmingham. he has been in the camp for two months. why did you leave afghanistan? the camp is closing in a couple of weeks, what are you going to do?
so you have been trying to jump on lorries to get over to the uk, that must be terrifying? i know you are trying to get onto the lorries every night but from what i hearing from the refugee volunteers here in the is that you have a right to be in the uk. have you started that process? what are your hopes for the future?
it just seems that at three different intervals in his life, the english have put you in danger. we have bombed your country, put you in the hands of the taliban and now putting you at risk, risking your life, to get you into our country. i apologise on behalf of our country. i am sorry for what we put you through. sorry. i am just so sorry. and now i'm making
you do this interview! it is just desperate, isn't it? i'm shocked really that this is happening in such close proximity to where we live. it feels like it's people are just managing to cope. something has to be done because it is inhumane. life is easierfor me if i put this stuff out of my mind, you know? and that is not really a right
and correct response to a humanitarian crisis. this is these people's lives. this isjust a day out of my life, but this is their existence and not knowing the uncertainty of what comes next. no one has chosen to be here and it is not fair. you know, it is a lottery. it is a geographical lottery. wherever you are born in the world... i know i wouldn't like to end up here, though. i certainly wouldn't want my children to end up here. over the last two years we have been following two transgender children aged seven and nine.
girls who were born as boys. this is seven—year—old lily's story. how are people at school? well, at school, . .. do you miss having a brother? in some ways, yes and in some ways no, when i say play how proud are you of your sister? how much do you love her? hey, that's brothers and sisters for you, isn't it?
i bet she says the same about you sometimes. phew. one, two, three. can i ask you about skirt day? yeah. they had an assembly were they talked about how everybody is different. yeah. but you were not in the assembly though, were you, you and your brother? no. how has it been at school since that day? really good. and after skirt day, how many more girls wanted to play with you? all of them in the class.
did they? what was that like? awh, that's lovely and that meant from that day onwards you could use the girls‘ toilets? i mean, if everybody treats you like a girl now, they call you your girl's name, people at school, friends, family. can you even remember being a boy? not really. does it seem like a long time ago? does it really? yeah. and what do you think about when you grow up, what do you know what you want to be when you grow up? you can watch the full interview
with lily and all our other stories on our programme page at: next, the remarkable story of a man who spent more than 20 years on death—row in america after being wrongly convicted. it was a dna test that eventually freed nicky aris. he sat down with our programme exclusively to give us a rare insight into what it's like to be on death row and survive. when you're faced with the hopelessness that you can't change the outcome then what do you do? i knew i would be executed and no one would believe me. i didn't think dna would save me. i tried for 15 years
with it, so i decided that if i had to die then to do it elegantly with the beautiful vernacular replacing the broken person that i was, with love and caring so if i died i still cared enough about myself that if that was the outcome, i died with dignity, and that's something a lot of people are afraid of. we're so afraid to die in an ignanamous way, we don't want to go out badly, i had my chance. that's really interesting. explain to our audience how the conviction happened, it came as a result they lie you told the police because you thought that would help them. yeah, i initially in december of 1981, i was driving a stolen car, i'm a 20—year—old kid, i get pulled over by an officer and an altercation starts when he starts choking me. it blows out of proportion, his gun discharge into the ground, he made up a story of me murdering him, i was put
into solitary confinement — i was out of my head on drugs — i went through withdrawals, i was facing life and i made up a stupid story from a newspaper article and that was mistake because the police seized on the fact that they knew it couldn't be me but they could close a very sensationalised case. i was then arrested for that murder based on another inmate saying i confessed to him. so in a really weird set of circumstances i ended up being charged with the rape and murder of a woman i couldn't possibly have met from my own desperation to get out of the initial charges. and that was just the beginning of what became a really crazy set of circumstances you can never contrive, being put on trial for the initial charges. i was acquitted by a jury and that made the prosecutor insane. they went after me with the death penalty and they gave me a three—day murder trial at the age of 20 and i had no chance. i went through the process angrily.
i was so bitter that at the age of 20 when i first got put into prison in solitary confinement, i used to beat my head against the wall in frustration because i hated myself. i hated that i let a childhood incident of being attacked and sexually abused make me a drug addict, i ruined all my chances, victoria, and i felt so ashamed when i went to prison and ifelt, god, give me a reason to live. then an officer took pity on me and let me have some books in a cell that a man committed suicide in, and i began educating myself. and 10,000 books later i felt like i had mastered myself. is that how many you read in that time? more than that. i became very fluent in the study of serology and biology so i could understand dna. i wrote to sir alexjefferies for many years, the inventor of science, i did all this so i could have a purposeful mind for fighting for myself.
next, the man who claims to have fathered up to 800 children through unlicensed sperm donation. 41—year—old simon watson is an online sperm donor. private licensed clinics can cost up to £1000 for each cycle of treatment, but simon charges just £50. his services are legal, but they're unlicensed. i would like to get the world record ever, make sure that no one is going to break it, get as many as possible. usually about one a week pops out. so i reckon i've got about 800 or so so far. so in about four years i'd like to crack 1000 if i can. yeah, ijust picked up the results from the hospital. i get tested every three months to show i've got no nasty things. i always post a copy on the internet so people can see it for themselves.
my name is simon watson and i'm a sperm donor. if you do it formally, there's loads of hurdles you have to go through, they make people sit through counselling sessions and they make you do huge amounts of tests and then they charge huge amounts for the service, but realistically, if you've got a private donor you can go and see them, meet them somewhere, get what you want, just go, that's it. it's all sorted. i charge them £50, that's it, for the magic potion pot. then i give them a syringe with the pot and then leave them to it. most of the people i help out tend
to be from facebook. when people join the site, i see their name and i send them a message explaining the service i provide. it's like artificial insemination only, and they like the fact i do that, and they're not going to get anything funny out of it. because i charge people for my service, there's a lot of people who would be happy to provide the service with no charge. but then they want a bit of fun out of the customers. so i'm not knocking them, it's up to them, some ladies
are looking for that, too. some lady couples, like the ones i had today, they are booked into this hotel. i won't know who they are unless they want to contact me later on. i don't plan to stop. i would like to get the world record ever, make sure no one is going to break it, get as many as possible. usually about one a week pops out, i think i've got about 800 or so so far. within about four years i'd like to crack 1000. before we go, it was one of the remarkable achievements of the year. team gb finished second in the medals table in rio. we beat china and russia, and in the process became the first country ever to improve on a home medal haul at the next games, winning 67 gongs — two more than london 2012. here's a quick reminder of those two magic weeks in august. music.
we're back on air on 3rd january. in the meantime, watch ourfilms on our programme page: hi, good morning. well, it is a chilly start to the day, that's for sure. a widespread frost across england and wales. it was a cold start to the day, but if you could brave the cold, we were rewarded with glorious sunrises this morning. this was the scene in cornwall. it was isn't by our weather watcher brown 0wl sara. the cloud you can see is this stuff you can see on the weather picture. the sunshine will be hazy. milky skies really. they will continue to push across wales and western england and towards the midlands and
central and southern england as we head through the rest of the day today. there will be a lot of drier weather to come today. it will tend to be on the bright side. temperature wise, in the winter sun, it is never going to be a winter scorcher as such. temperatures around five or six celsius for many of us. in northern ireland, a lot of cloud here, but the cloud will break at times to give some sunny spells. in scotland too, we have got cloud across western areas and that cloud will be with us for much of the day. eastern scotland having the best of the day's sunshine. now overnight tonight, where we have the clear skies in place, temperatures will ta ke skies in place, temperatures will take a tumble. again, we are looking at frost patches developing. not just in the countryside, but in the towns and cities. we are likely to see some mist and fog patches forming as we go through the night as well. there is uncertainty about where the worst of the fog could be for wednesday morning, but for some of us, you might wake up to these scenes as you start your day tomorrow. any mist fog and may take a long time to clear out of the way,
but most of england and wales should have some bright or sunny spells. a lot of dry weather. again, further north and west, we run into more in the way of cloud for northern ireland and scotland and indeed, for the western isles, we could well see a few spots of rain arriving here. but in stornoway with the south—westerly winds, it will be one of the milder places with highs up to around 11 celsius. 0therwise six or seven celsius typical temperature values. towards the end of the week we have got high pressure keeping the weather settled across england and wales, but weather fronts try to push into northern scotland, bringing thicker cloud and outbreaks of rain, but really through the rest of rain, but really through the rest of this week, there will be a lot of dry weather. albeit with cloud in the sky. tending to turn milder towards the weekend, but always the threat of a few spots of rain across the northern half of the uk as we get on into this weekend. that's your latest weather. bye for now. a warning that four in every five young carers are not receiving the help they need from social services — according
to the children's commissioner for england. this is often systematic support for vulnerable family members who may have mental illness or physical disabilities. voters in some parts of the country are to be asked to show id in pilot schemes — to try and counter electoral fraud. recovered from the black sea — the flight data recorded from the russian military aircraft which crashed, killing 92 people. the "prevent" anti—extremism programme is defended by leicestershire's chief constable — simon cole says the initiative described some of the criticism as "hysterical".