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BBC TV and Radio this week: In Touch at 50 and signed radio plays

Emma Emma | 10:29 UK time, Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Peter White presents In Touch on BBC Radio 4

This week In Touch turned 50. Dripping in nostalgia, Tuesday's show looks back at the history of In Touch and forward to its future.

On Friday at midday you can also hear an hour long In Touch special, where Sue Townsend, Denis Norden and others will be continuing the birthday celebrations in style.

Other highlights:

Listen - Radio 4 - Feedback
Roger Bolton celebrates the 50th birthday of In Touch and, with the help of Ouch! Talk Show presenter Liz Carr, asks whether the BBC is doing enough for listeners with disabilities.

Listen - Radio 4 - All In The Mind
People with severe mental disorders are at much greater risk of dying prematurely compared to the general population. Claudia Hammond asks, how much are the drugs for some mental illnesses contributing to their risk of disease?

Listen - Radio 4 - You and Yours
Peter White meets the deaf actor making signed radio plays for a deaf and hearing impaired audience.

Listen - Radio 4 - Robots That Care
An investigation into how robots are being used as carers and motivators.

Listen - Radio 3 - Night waves
Anne McElvoy discusses a new book about Down Syndrome and explores how society's attitude toward the disability has moved from racist roots to being one of the most common reasons for abortion.

Listen - Asian Network - Asian Network Reports
This programme explores why British Asians seem to ignore mental health problems such as dementia.

Listen - Radio 4 - Afternoon Play - Dragonfly
Cal and Sophie, both deaf, are expecting a baby. But unbeknown to Sophie, Cal already has a son.

Watch - BBC One - Transplant
A brand new documentary which reveals the extraordinary reality of organ donation, from the very beginning of the transplant surgeries through to the recovery of the recipient patients.

Watch - BBC One - Helicopter Heroes
A disabled boy is trapped after a car leaves the road and careers through his bedroom window.

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


  • Comment number 1.

    God the disability team is getting desperate at the BBC ! this is stuff we can read anywhere, what about real events from real people ? I find disability team here getting very very lazy now, bring back OUCH, real people with real things to say. You are just scouringthe BBC site and twitter, this is divorcing the disability team from disabled people in real time, it's not even news, c'mon.


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