TV and Radio on BBC iPlayer: the language of disability
Michael Rosen, presenter of BBC Radio 4's Word of Mouth
In the latest episode of Word of Mouth - the BBC Radio 4 series which explores the world of words and the ways in which we use them - poet and writer Michael Rosen takes a look at the language used by and about disabled people, plus the modern trend in humour of using disability to produce laughs. He's joined by disability academic Colin Barnes, and two former Ouch writers - Victoria Wright and comedian Francesca Martinez - as well as Louise Wallis and Jackie Ryan from the international campaign to end use of the R-word.
Also on iPlayer
Graham Norton (BBC Radio 2)
In the last hour of the show, Graham is joined by pop star turned West End leading man Gareth Gates, who talks about his stammer and how he's helped others with the same problem. (Available until Saturday 26 May, 1.02pm)
Victoria Derbyshire (BBC Radio 5 Live)
Victoria talks to Hollie Avil, the British Olympic triathlete who has had to retire aged just 22 because of an eating disorder and depression, and now wants to help other young female athletes experiencing similar problems. (Available until Tuesday 29 May, 12.02pm)
Richard Bacon (BBC Radio 5 Live)
Richard interviews model Katie Piper, who was left with facial disfigurement and blindness in one eye following an acid attack by a former boyfriend, about the publication of her new book 'Things Do Get Better'. (Available until Tuesday 29 May, 4.02pm)
The Disabled Century (BBC Four)
The third and final episode of this series chronicling events of the 20th century from the perspective of disabled people, originally shown in 1999, looks at the problems disabled people faced as they moved out of institutions and into the community. The 1980s and 90s proved to be a turning point as more people were prepared to fight for wider recognition and rights. (Available until Thursday 31 May, 12.24am)
See Hear (BBC Two)
See Hear takes an in-depth look at the current state of interpreter services in the UK. Has the ongoing economic crisis led to a fall in standards and, as an integral part of life for the deaf community, are people getting the quality of service and standards they require?
In Touch (BBC Radio 4)
Fred Reid, who was at the forefront for the campaign for Disability Living Allowance at its implementation in 1992, discusses his views on the Government's current proposal for welfare reform, while Matt Davies from the RNIB talks about the current status of the proposed reforms and what happens next.
All in the Mind (BBC Radio 4)
Including a report on researchers at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen using 3-D body scanners to test whether giving this accurate feedback of body shape could help in the treatment of life-threatening illnesses like anorexia and bulimia.
Something Special (CBeebies)
Educational series for four- to seven-year-old children with learning difficulties.
How to Beat Pain (BBC One. Monday 28 May, 7.30pm)
Dr Jack Kreindler and Professor Greg Whyte tackle pain, revealing key facts about chronic back pain, osteoarthritis and acute pain, and giving an insight into how these debilitating conditions can be treated. Along the way, these medical mavericks use each other as human guinea pigs in fun but often painful experiments. Greg dons a pain-inducing 'osteoarthritis suit' and reveals the horrors of performing everyday tasks in it, while Jack enters the cage, going head-on with a man who is intent on inflicting acute pain.