ADAM HILLS (pictured), who was born with only one foot, doesn’t think of himself as disabled. He wears a prosthetic foot that he’s happy to take off and pass around during his stand-up shows. For NO TRIUMPH, NO TRAGEDY (RADIO 4, 4PM), Adam, who hosts the comedy show The Last Leg, meets Peter White, the radio presenter who has been blind from birth. They talk about comedy, disability, the jokes you can tell, the ones you can’t and the ethics of disability humour.
BAD luck and tragedy dogged Laura Ingalls Wilder from the moment she was born. She spent much of her childhood living in hovels while her parents struggled to put food on the table. Laura married at the age of 18, and she and her husband had more than their fair share of illness and sorrow. They also saw their
livelihood wiped out many times over by fire, drought and the stock market crash of 1929. Yet Laura would not be defeated, and her experiences provided the material for the Little House On The Prairie books. Samira Ahmed celebrates the life of the pioneer girl and author in this week’s edition of GREAT LIVES (RADIO 4, 4.30PM). THERE’S a touch of yuletide in THE FULL WORKS CONCERT (CLASSIC FM, 8PM) as English composer Patrick Hawes’s cheerful piece The Colours Of Christmas gets a welcome airing ahead of his birthday tomorrow.