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The comedian and award-winning creator of Griefcast, Cariad Lloyd, investigates the science that is revolutionising our understanding of grief in a new programme on Radio 4.

With a mixture of empathy and humour, Cariad reveals the new thinking which has superseded outdated notions like the much-quoted Five stages of grief‘ and asks whether extreme grief should now be treated as a medical condition.

Cariad talks to those who have experienced intense bereavement and loss, and also the scientists pioneering new treatments, including

Professor George A Bonanno, the author of The Other Side of Sadness and Dr Kathy Shear, the founder of Columbia’s Centre for Complicated Grief.