20/20. 05/06/2008

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''LEAGUE OF HIS OWN: He's a league sensation, a sporting superstar, a popular pin-up for women - and Sonny Bill Williams is still only 22 years old. The Aussies call him our "David Beckham", and wherever he goes he's trailed by a mob of fans and admirers. It's all heady stuff, but in an interview with 20/20's Sonya Wilson he opens up like never before about the pressure of living under the constant public gaze. Sonny Bill also speaks out about rumours of drinking and bad behaviour - and he sets the record straight on whether he's about to switch codes, and whether becoming an All Black's an option.

CHILD BRIDE: She was born into a polygamous sect, and faced the trauma of being reassigned to another father, along with her mother and siblings, at a young age. But worse was to come when at just 14 years of age, Elissa Wall was forced to marry her cousin. Although she fought against the marriage, and initially refused to go along with the bizarre ceremony, she was eventually forced to the altar crying. She reveals to 20/20 how the secretive sect traps its victims, and how she eventually broke free.

SLEEPLESS NIGHTMARE: It's a condition that's so incredible it's hard to believe it can really happen, but for one family it's all too real. Carolyn and Cheryl are sisters who have lived with a mortal secret for years - a genetic mutation that lies in wait, and has killed their mother, grandfather and uncle. In its early stages family members experience a kind of insomnia that we'd all recognise but those sleepless nights never end. By the ninth month of no sleep, the victim usually dies with the strain. Now there's a blood test to reveal if the sisters are affected, and 20/20 is there to discover what happens next.

CASH CRASH: As teenage amateur stunt artists rush to capture their antics on camera, and post them on the internet, one man's cashing in. He's offering money for their stunts, and the money's good - particularly when the stunts go spectacularly bad. As one of the keen teenagers tells 20/20 if he was dying after a stunt he'd even want his death captured on video. We take a look at what's fuelling this cash for crash trend.

PLUS: He's the disabled Kiwi Kayaker who's trying to set records wherever he goes. But Rikki Johnson's had a tough start in life, that has seen him reach breaking point several times. He's been desperate to find his father, and after featuring on 20/20 a relative came forward. We're there for the heartwarming reunion.'' TVNZ; tvnz.co.nz; 10/06/2008

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Year 2008

Reference number F107288

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Series 20/20

Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Genre Television

Duration 1:00:00

Production company Television New Zealand

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Credits Presenter: Miriama Kamo

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