What would a seven-day NHS look like, and can the government afford to pay for it?
Stephen Johnson connects Mahler's beliefs about death to Viennese funeral customs.
Only humans know they will die. Catharine Edwards on the Stoic philosopher Seneca
David Schneider talks to journalist and writer Jenny Diski about how to face up to death.
Melvyn Bragg examines the development of Western rituals and attitudes to death.
Is there a right way to face our own death? Bridget Kendall and guests discuss.
Oliver Burkeman explores how thinking more about death can help make us happier.
Joan Bakewell explores what happens in the days and hours that surround death itself.
Why is a sudden, yet not unexpected, death of someone old or ill, referred to a coroner?
Who do you want to read your old emails when you die? Are the dead entitled to privacy?
Edi Stark finds how twins survive if they lose what for many is their perfect companion.
Can the NHS afford to have more senior doctors working out of hours? Jane Deith reports.
Joan Bakewell asks Funeral Director Cara Mair what you can do after a loved one dies
Ernie Rea and guests discuss near-death experiences. Is there a rational explanation?
Jackie Ashley investigates the standard of hospital care at nights and at weekends.
Professor Tom Kirkwood explores the connections between sex and death.
Joan Bakewell explores death and dying, confronting the very questions we fear the most.
A meditation on loss, with real and imagined stories bound by sound and silence.
Naomi Stephenson tells Joan Bakewell how she gets the dying to their final destination
Writer Patrick McGuinness asks what really is the inevitable. And must we accept it?
Dr Broks asks if out-of-body experiences are evidence for a self separate from the body.
Atul Gawande calls for a new approach to the 'great unfixables' - ageing and death.
Daniel Pick traces how aerial bombardment has made the unconscious mind a field of battle.
People talk frankly about the challenging experience of sitting with a dying parent.
Brian and Robin discuss the scientific nature of death with comedian Katy Brand.
Joan Bakewell and guest Dr Jonathan Martin banish the common myths about morphine