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Knocking on Britain's Door

Grace Dent presents a series documenting the untold dramas of 21st-century Britain.
Shahrzad was arrested as she worked in her newly opened tattoo parlour and hair salon in Iran. Fearing what might happen, her parents paid smugglers to get her to Europe. So began a two-year journey in which she has faced beatings, rapes and danger at sea when her dinghy started to sink. Grace Dent follows her story as she presses ahead with her dreams of starting life afresh in England.