tv Victoria Derbyshire BBC News December 27, 2016 2:30am-3:01am GMT
it's 75 years since japan's bombing of pearl harbor, which killed 2,400 soldiers and marines and drew the us into world war ii. dozens of ships are still searching for what remains of the russian military plane that crashed into the black sea on sunday with 92 people on board. investigators are looking for the black box flight recorder. there are unconfirmed reports that fragments of the tail section suggest the pilot tried to land on water. the world's fastest land animal, the cheetah, is said to be heading, rapidly, for extinction. the national academy of sciences in the us says cheetahs are increasingly in conflict with humans, as they roam far beyond protected areas. there are only around 7,000 left in the wild. 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 ref. she met unaccompanied child migrants in calais and it overwhelmed her. apologies to refugees became front—page news. this is some of what she saw. calais‘s makeshift refugee camp, the jungle, home to around 10,000 people including children. this place has been partially demolished and
reappeared. the french government wa nted reappeared. the french government wanted gun again. starting to knock it down within weeks. (music playing). . world away from the squalor, lily allen is working on her new album in a studio in north london. what you think you can achieve going there? save everyone. no...i 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. 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, iam about people and children. you know, i am other. i have two little girls
is something was to happen in this country, to me all 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 the jungle. josie norton is with. they are old friends. she gave up the music industry to start up a charity. right next to this massive warehouse shows the scale of the charity work that has emerged providing help to those in the jungle. that has emerged providing help to
those in thejungle. an army of volunteers. today, lily is one of them. this is just kids stuff. my kids said that you could have. shoes, jackets. jumpers. a costume which might come in handy! it is actually really sweet. and then it is time to enter thejungle. really sweet. and then it is time to enter the jungle. she has really sweet. and then it is time to enter thejungle. she has never been toa enter thejungle. she has never been to a refugee camp of any kind so this is her first to a refugee camp of any kind so this is herfirst experience to a refugee camp of any kind so this is her first experience and to a refugee camp of any kind so this is herfirst experience and it is on her doorstep. this is a bus
for women and children in the camp. volu nteers for women and children in the camp. volunteers tell the leak one of the things they are constantly doing is telling young people, like this young afghan teenager, to apply for asylu m young afghan teenager, to apply for asylum in france rather than co nsta ntly 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 were 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. 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 gives centre in the, there is a sense of urgency today. volu nteers 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 meet this 13—year—old from afghanistan who says his father is
in birmingham. he has been in the campfor 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? say 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 volu nteers what i hearing from the refugee volunteers here in the is that you have a right to be here in the uk. it is 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. 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.
live. it feels like it is people are just managing to cope. something has to be done because it is inhumane. life is easierfor to be done because it is inhumane. life is easier for me to be done because it is inhumane. life is easierfor me if i put this stuff out of mind, you know? and thatis stuff out of mind, you know? and that is not really a bright and correct response to a humanitarian crisis. this is that these people's lives. this is just crisis. this is that these people's lives. this isjust a day out crisis. this is that these people's lives. this is just a day out of my life but this isn't their existence —— 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 isa here and it is not fair. you know, it is a lottery. it is a geographical lottery. ever you are born in the world... i now i would
not like to end up here, though. i certainly would not want my children to end up here. over the last two yea rs to end up here. over the last two years we to end up here. over the last two yea rs we have to end up here. over the last two years we have been following to transgender children aged seven and nine. girls who were born as boys. how are people at school? well, at school, . .. do you miss having a brother? how proud are you of your sister?
but you were not in the assembly. how has it been at school since that day? really good. after skirt day, how many more girls wa nted after skirt day, how many more girls wanted to play with you? what was that like? that's lovely. and that meant that from that date onwards you could use the girls toilets? imean, i mean, everybody treated like a girl now. calls you a girls name. people at school, family. can you
even remember being a bully? —— boy. does it seem like a long time ago? does it seem like a long time ago? does it seem like a long time ago? does it really? and what to you think about when you grow up, do you know what you want to be? 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, 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 if i had to die them 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 eton and must way we don't wa nt to die in an eton and must way we don't want to go out badly, i had my chance. 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. initially in december, 1981, i was driving a stolen car, i'm a 20 rock kid, i get pulled over by an officer and an altercation starts when he sta rts and an altercation starts when he starts choking me. he blows out of proportion, his gun discharge into the ground, he made up a story of me murdering him, iwas 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, was facing life and i made upa withdrawals, 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 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. ina another inmate saying i confessed to him. in a really weird set of circumstances i ended up being charged with the rape and murder of a woman! charged with the rape and murder of a woman i couldn't possibly have met for 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 that you can never contrive, being put on trialfor that you can never contrive, being put on trial for the initial charges, i was acquitted by a jury and that's what made the prosecutor in saint. they went after me with the death penalty and they gave me a three—day murder trial at the age of 20 and! three—day murder trial at the age of 20 and i had no chance. i went through the prospect angrily. i was so bitter that at the age of 20 when i first so bitter that at the age of 20 when ifirst got 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 addict, i ruined all my chances, victoria, and ifelt so addict, i ruined all my chances, victoria, and i felt so ashamed when i went to prison and i felt, victoria, and i felt so ashamed when i went to prison and ifelt, god, give mea 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 fluid 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. to £1000 for each cycle of treatment, but simon charges just £50. his circuses are legal but their unlicensed. —— services. £50. his circuses are legal but their unlicensed. —— serviceslj would their unlicensed. —— services.” would like to get the world record, make sure that no one is going to break it, get as many as possible. usually about one a week pops out. 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. ijust picked i just picked up 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 formerly there's loads of hurdles you have to go through, they make you sit through counselling sessions and they make you do huge amounts of tests and then they charge you huge amounts for the service but realistically if you've got a private donor you can go and see them, make them somewhere, get what you want, just
90, somewhere, get what you want, just go, that's it. 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 ten to be from facebook. when peoplejoin 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. i'm not knocking them, it's up to them, some ladies are looking for that too. some lady couples, like the ones today, they are booked into this hotel. i won't know who they are unless they wanted to co nta ct know who they are unless they wanted to contact me later on. i don't plan 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 ever going to break it, get as many as possible. normally 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 most remarkable achievements of the year, tea m 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, to more than london 2012. here's a quick reminder of those two magic weeks in august. commentator: mo farah is going to get gold for great britain again! will it be britain, will it be australia? it certainly will be great britain! as max whitlock has made history. andy murray is a double 0lympic
gold—medallist. they've done it! thank you very much for watching. we're back on air onjanuary the third. in the meantime watch our films on our programme page: hello there. after the fairly windy spell of weather that many saw over the festive period, things are turning colder and much quieter too. here's the scene in highland scotland on monday, some snow over higher ground. some sunshine to see out boxing day too across the isle of wight. high pressure is dominating
the weather for everyone as we head through the day on tuesday. the isobars fairly widely spaced for the most part, much less windy than in recent days. frost and fog patches around especially in parts of england and wales, further north, more cloud and breeze around. looking around the country at 9am, across the bulk of england and wales, a fine start to the day. pretty chilly, the coldest night we have seen in a little while, some frost around and a few mist and fog patches. further north across northern england and northern ireland, more cloud and again a chilly start to the day, some isolated showers in the far north—west of scotland, perhaps some rain for a time towards the northern isles but that should clear then looking dry across—the—board on tuesday. a really decent day for heading out into the countryside for a walk, lots of sunshine on offer, some patchy cloud here and there and in a few places the mist and fog will be slow to clear. so colder than we've seen recently, highs between 6—8. tuesday evening looks a bit chilly but clear and dry.
the main problem will be mist and fog building once again. as we head into the middle part of the week, high pressure stays with us across the country and with those light winds and relatively clear skies, i think we will wake up to scenes like this. locally some dense patches of fog around, especially on wednesday onwards, through the rest of the week it will cause some disruption. if you have travel plans by air or road it could be a foggy picture by the time we get to wednesday, particularly across england and wales. less fog in scotland and northern ireland, more breeze and cloud around here. plenty of sunshine on offer by the afternoon. temperatures between 3—9. where the fog lingers in a few pockets it will be pretty cold and grey for much of the day on wednesday. where the fog clears, some glorious spells of sunshine. into the latter part of the week, a weather front to the far
north—west of scotland, a bit breezy here and perhaps rain later on on thursday but it is high pressure dominating really. looking ahead to thursday and friday, things are mainly dry, there will be variable amounts of cloud but watch out for the potential for some mist and dense fog around too. bye for now. a warm welcome to bbc news, broadcasting to our viewers in north america and around the globe. my name's mike embley. our top stories: bugle sounds japan's prime minister pays his respects at an american military ceremony in hawaii. 75 years after japanese attack on pearl harbor. dozens of ships are still searching for remains of a russian military plane that crashed into the black sea, with 92 people on board. vera rubin, the pioneering astronomer whose work led to the discovery of dark matter, has died aged 88. time's running out fast for the cheetah: scientists say urgent action is needed to save the world's fastest land animal from the brink of extinction.