Music has the power to change our moods and behaviour. We all have our own personal soundtrack to our lives - special tunes which trigger lovely memories, songs tinged with sadness, even tracks we've already chosen to go out to at our funerals. But one scientist has claimed that music is no more than “auditory cheesecake”: it can make us feel good but is not essential for the survival of the human race. DJ Iyare Igiehon sets out to explore the rich and complex relationship between music and the mind - and to see if he can survive for a day without music.
The Devil's Alliance is a radio drama written by Alastair Jessiman. It follows the developing prison friendship of Bounce and his relationship with the old lag Mickey. Their closeness is abruptly interrupted when Mickey dies of TB. The second part of the play charts Bounce's progress on an isolation ward as he dips into depression and struggles with his wider relationships. The play raises dilemmas to be discussed in science and ethics and can be found in full at... http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/ (Search The Devil's Alliance)
Stephen was on tag when he came out of prison. This documentary gives his and his family's perspective on what life is like with an electronic tag. And there are dramatic developments on the day it comes off. A half hour doc for 1Xtra.