Geoff Watts explores new techniques in gene therapy for cystic fibrosis.
Clive Anderson and guests discuss the arguments over greater legal protection for animals.
Alexander McCall Smith talks about why Precious Ramotswe is his favourite character.
Is this the beginning of a new expansion in human rights for great apes?
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the role of animals in humankind’s search for knowledge.
Should a woman with severe disabilities be helped to get pregnant?
Gay dad David Gregory-Kumar speaks to the US-based surrogate who carried his baby.
Bridget Kendall talks to author Alexander McCall Smith about his work as an academic.
Whose idea was more powerful - Darwin's good one or his cousin Francis Galton's awful one?
Can science offer us a realistic prospect of immortality and would it be desirable?
Linder wants to be a surrogate to help a gay couple have a baby - but will it work out?
The search for athlete perfection leads Alistair Cooke from exercise techniques to drugs.
Paul Dimeo argues that drugs have made modern sport what it is today.
Combative, provocative and engaging debate chaired by Michael Buerk.
Joan Bakewell explores one of our greatest fears about death and dying: being in pain.
Dr Mark Porter looks at the options available for care at the end of life.
Dr Mark Porter explores the state of end-of-life care in the UK today.
Matthew Sweet asks, should we take a pill to make us less racist?
Painkillers in sport - the legal doping risking the long-term health of athletes.
Journalist Isabel Oakeshott talks to Rehka, who had a baby through surrogacy in India.
Political journalist Isabel Oakeshott talks to Natalie, who had twins through surrogacy.
Joan Bakewell explores how to ensure your wishes at the end of your life are respected.
The use of steroids in the run up to the Barcelona Olympic games.
Radiophonic drama exploring the irrational beliefs we project onto new technologies.
Ecologist and former monk Satish Kumar talks to Joan Bakewell about his Jain beliefs.
At what point is a woman's disability an obstacle to her having fertility treatment?
Surgeon Gabriel Weston sees how medical technology has changed us.
Michael Buerk presents combative, provocative and engaging debate.
UK surrogacy is based on trust rather than contract. Catrin Nye asks if the system works.
Alan Dein meets doulas in Lewes, Sussex, who are companions to the dying.