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    From Brexit to Exit , the ultimate way out radio comedy

    Available on iPlayer with a great cast and a timely plot, play direct here

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    Colin Bytheway's drama about Life and Death. And choices. And the sock-to-trouser ratio of gay men.Strangers Jan and Martin meet boarding a flight. A flight they know that they will not survive. But they board anyway, as this route offers - along with extra legroom- active euthanasia.Exploiting a loophole in aviation law, flamboyant airline tycoon Hunter Mackenzie has pioneered these flights on his transatlantic routes. You board the plane, and then at a given time enter a specially designed compression chamber, receive a quick injection, and then you are dropped into the Atlantic ocean below - a burial at sea.Jan and Martin, for different reasons, have chosen to die this way but will this encounter give them something to live for? Their story is played out against a televised interview with Hunter Mackenzie to mark the first anniversary of his flights which have been criticised by lawyers, doctors and religious leaders.CAST:Jan - Alison SteadmanMartin - Kevin WhatelyRose - Helen GeorgeHunter - Julian Rhind-TuttTanya - Tracy-Ann ObermanLen - Roy HuddWriter - Colin BythewayProducer - Alison Crawford
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    I know it's a play, but it's an interesting concept for reality.

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    First euthanasia prosecution launched in the Netherlands
    9 November 2018

    Dutch authorities are prosecuting a doctor for performing euthanasia on a patient in the first case of its kind since its legalisation 16 years ago.

    The decision was taken after a regional euthanasia review board found she had "overstepped the mark" in euthanising the 74-year-old Alzheimer's patient.

    Prosecutors allege the patient's will was "unclear and contradictory" when it came to her final wishes.
    The doctor, who has not been named, says she acted cautiously in the case.

    Her spokesman told Dutch television channel NOS that she welcomed "further guidance on the question of the wishes of incapacitated patients", but "regrets" that she is being prosecuted over the April 2016 case.

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