What is it that makes a life? Chance, circumstance or sheer persistence? This first episode of Channel 4’s social history strand tells the life stories of three people all born on the same day. Ewart Rennalls who is a Jamaican immigrant, Frances Chorlton whose life is marked by a terrible childhood accident and the world’s greatest explorer – Ranulph Fiennes.

60 minutes for Outline broadcast on Channel 4 in 2016