Andrew Hankinson tells the story of a boy who died, and his parents, who wanted him alive.
Do our mental powers really decline in old age?
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
Looking to the future in the company of some of Britain's centenarians.
David Schneider talks to journalist and writer Jenny Diski about how to face up to death.
Reverends Richard Coles, Kate Bottley and Giles Fraser swap curate shoptalk.
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?
As more women delay pregnancy, will early menopause be recognised more?
Chair of the Wellcome Trust, Manningham-Buller details the disparities in life expectancy
R.M. Sánchez-Camus describes how art can help us to talk about death and dying.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the molecules linked to cell functioning and ageing
Joan Bakewell asks Funeral Director Cara Mair what you can do after a loved one dies
Professor Raymond Tallis explores the science and culture of immortality.
The science of longevity - Jim Al-Khalili chats to geneticist Prof Dame Linda Partridge.
Doctor queries whether Reagan is telling the truth - and simply doesn't remember.
Dr Aarathi Prasad on how new research into fertility may help stave off the menopause.
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