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Genius of the Modern World

Bettany Hughes explores the life and works of Karl Marx, Friedrich Nietzsche and Sigmund Freud in the three part series from the OU and the BBC.

BBC Four

Open University programmes on TV, radio and online

The OU has a unique partnership with the BBC, co-producing content for radio, television and online channels. We also work with a range of other broadcasters in the UK and internationally.
Here’s what’s coming up in next few days and what you can catch up with via iPlayer.

Tuesday 8:00pm
26 Jun 2018

NHS at 70

Live from a hospital, Nick Robinson and Anita Rani ask the NHS' big questions on its 70th birthday.

Wednesday 9:00pm
27 Jun 2018

The People vs the NHS: Who Gets the Drugs?

This is the story of a legal fight which saw doctors, activists and AIDS charities battle for PrEP on the NHS.

BBC Four
Friday 12:30am
29 Jun 2018

Sound Waves: The Symphony of Physics

Dr Helen Czerski takes us on a sonic odyssey through the sounds of the universe – to reveal what the physics of sound can tell us about the world and how it works

BBC Four
Monday 9:00pm
02 Jul 2018

NHS: A People's History

This is a crowdsourced social history of the NHS, told through people's treasured mementoes.

Coming soon

International Playwriting Competition 2018

The only global competition for radio playwrights. 

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