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BBC TV and radio this week: waiting for a lung transplant and top tips for the newly blind

Dan Slipper Dan Slipper | 10:16 UK time, Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Love on the Transplant List on BBC Three followed cystic fibrosis patient Kirstie as she waited for a life saving lung transplant while trying to plan her wedding.

The film showed Kirstie being rushed to hospital three days before the ceremony then making it down the aisle through sheer willpower and determination.

It followed her extraordinary experience of living on the transplant list, the fear and uncertainty, the realities of constant pain, taking medication and relying on oxygen machines to breathe.

Other highlights:

Listen - Radio 4 - In Touch
Peter White with Geoff Adams-Spink and Jane Copsey presented top tips and suggestions for useful gadgets to help people adjust if they are newly blind.

Listen - Radio 4 - You and Yours
Winifred Robinson spoke to disabled people involved in pilot schemes for the new Personal Independence Payments.

Listen - World Service - Outlook
The Jewish teacher who taught a blind autistic Palestinian girl to become a concert pianist.

Watch - BBC One - World Olympic Dreams
Why legally blind archer Im Dong-Hyun is struggling to make the South Korean Olympic team.

Listen - Radio 4 - Excess Baggage
John McCarthy explored storytelling in Japan with charity founder Nicole Grove. She visited the country recently to learn about the heritage of folk tales there and, in particular, the depiction and involvement of those with learning difficulties.

Listen - Radio 4 - Woman's Hour
Ruby Wax discussed depression and her quest to establish an environment where people can talk freely about their own mental illness.

Watch - Cbeebies - Something Special
Entertaining regular educational series for four to seven year old children with learning difficulties.

Watch - BBC Two - See Hear
Radha Manjeshwar visited the Scottish Storytelling Centre for a day of signed performances and workshops.

Listen - Radio 4 - Last Word
Matthew Bannister spoke about Sir David Jack, the scientific mind behind the success of the pharmceutical company Glaxo, whose drugs transformed the lives of asthma patients and people with stomach ulcers.

Watch - BBC One - Life's Too Short
After complaints that he takes all the best roles for himself, Warwick launches a website and creates showreels for his clients. Warwick Davis will be talking about Life's Too Short during the next Ouch! podcast.

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



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