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Harsh realities : Programme 1 (Radio 4 Science)

Harsh Realities looks at how doctors, nurses, social services, and advisers take vital decisions about our lives. The first programme in the series tackles child abuse. When a medical professional suspects that a child has been assaulted, what course of action should they take? Removing a child from his or her home is a dramatic step. If there is even a hint of doubt about the case, should the professionals act – or play it safe?

Freudian slips (Radio 4 Science)

In Freudian Slips Lisa Appignanesi revisits five of Freud’s major works for their centenary. The focus for the first programme in the series is Freud's essay 'Sexual Aberrations'. The second programme looks at the essay 'Infantile Sexuality'. The third discusses the last of Freud's essays on sexuality in which he explains why the troubled adolescent has to relive childhood in a bid to leave home. The fourth programme in the series looks at 'Fragment of an Analysis of a Case of Hysteria' which was Freud's first great case history.

The invention of childhood

This resource from the BBC website presents a major thirty-part narrative history series exploring British childhood and the experience of British children over the last thousand years. Open2.net, the online learning portal from the Open University and the BBC, has also produced a stimulating site to accompany the series, which can be linked to from this BBC webpage.

All in the mind (BBC Radio 4 series)

Edition of the series "All in the mind" which looks at cognitive behavioural therapy and asks how effective a treatment it is for mental health problems.

Bringing up Britain (BBC Radio 4 series)

This is episode 2 of this series in which Mariella Frostrup and guests, Jan Parker, Richard Reeves and Roger Catchpole, discuss what parents can do to help children with mental health problems and how you define a 'normal' level of unhappiness in childhood and adolescence.

Female child sex offenders (Radio 4 series : Woman's Hour)

Episode of Woman's Hour which considers the subject of women paedophiles. It asks questions such as whether there are differences between male and female sexual offending, what the scale of the problem is and how such offenders can be managed in a community.

'Institutional sexism' within the criminal justice system (Radio 4 series : Woman's Hour)

Episode of Woman's Hour in which a report by the Fawcett Society alleging 'institutional sexism' towards women in the criminal justice system is discussed. Katherine Rake, Director of the Fawcett Society, discusses what can be done to improve this situation.

Prejudice against families with disabled children (Radio 4 series : Woman's Hour)

Episode of Woman's Hour in which research showing that families with disabled children still face prejudice in their communities is discussed. Tara Flood, the Director of ‘Alliance for Inclusive Education’, and Srabani Sen, the Chief Executive of ‘Contact a Family’ discuss the issues raised by this research.

The children of alcoholics (Radio 4 series : Woman's Hour)

Episode of Woman's Hour in which Lauren Booth and Tracey Smith from the National Association for Children of Alcoholics discuss whether enough is being done for the children of parents who misuse alcohol.

Radio 4 Today programme: debate sharpens on drug treatment

BBC radio programme that looks at drug treatment and explores two approaches - abstinence and management - which are at the heart of the debate among people who work in this area. Home editor, Mark Easton, examines the arguments, while Prof Neil McKeganey, from the Centre for Drug Misuse Research, and Paul Hayes, from the NTA, discuss methadone use.