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BBC TV and Radio this week: a diplomat and a Dame

Dan Slipper Dan Slipper | 09:54 UK time, Wednesday, 17 August 2011

In No Triumph, No Tragedy on Radio 4, Peter White interviews high profile disabled people about the obstacles they have faced. In this week's episode diplomat Jane Cordell explains how her second overseas posting was revoked when officials ruled her deafness made it too expensive to send her abroad.

Other highlights include:

Listen - Radio 4 - In Touch
The visually impaired people deemed 'not disabled enough' to need social care.

Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson

Watch - BBC News - HardTalk
Stephen Sackur talks to Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson who won 11 paralympic golds on the track and is now an influential voice in UK sport.

Listen - Radio 4 - More Or Less
Recently the Department for Work and Pensions published statistics about Employment Support Allowance. The numbers prompted headlines such as 'The shirking classes: Just 1 in 14 incapacity claimants is unfit to work' but is that really what the statistics tell us?

Listen - World Service - The Education of Ashif Jaffer
Can a young Canadian man with Down's syndrome get a university degree?

Listen - Radio 4 - You And Yours
Winifred Robinson examines cinema chain Odeon's decision to screen films for people with autism.

Catch up with disability radio & TV programmes on the BBC every Wednesday on this blog.


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