Alan Dein crosses the world via Facebook and Skype, hearing the real life dramas of strangers he randomly encounters.
In the first programme in this new series, Alan hears stories from people who have had to find the strength to deal with difficult situations and make tough choices.
Speaking out for the first time, a girl in trouble with her education tells Alan how her sponsor offered her a repulsive choice. A New York lawyer fights to get back to work after a horrific attack and a Syrian student leaves his family in the hope of rebuilding his country.
Producer: Sarah Bowen.