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Open University programmes on TV, radio and online

Updated Friday 13th March 2015

Here's a guide to TV and radio programmes co-produced by The OU and the BBC - and a guide to what you can watch or listen to now on iPlayer.

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Open University programmes on TV, radio and online

For half a century, the OU has produced programmes with the BBC (and now, other broadcasters). Here's a guide to what's coming up in the next few days, and what you can catch up with via iPlayer.

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Coming up on the BBC

Coming soon to a TV and radio near you: highlights of upcoming programmes co-produced by the OU and the BBC.

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Great Ormond Street Hospital: Fight to breathe

The second programme in the Great Ormond Street Hospital series looks at lung transplants, the potentially life-changing process that can give a child a new life. 

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OU on the BBC: Saving Species - On location

Extended interviews, field reports and exclusive conservation stories from the Saving Species team

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Wild Weather with Richard Hammond - Wind: The invisible force

Richard Hammond investigates how wind starts and walks in the centre of a man-made tornado in this episode.

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Find out more about the BBC/OU School Day programme

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ATLAS presents... New Maps For An Island Planet

Join the OU's Doreen Massey and guests for an exploration of how we navigate through a world as it changes rapidly.

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Charles Dickens: Celebrity Author

As Britain marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens, we delve into his world with these audio tracks

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OU on the BBC: Empire - Doing Good

How did a high-minded mission to improve the world end up in aparthied and bloodshed? Jeremy Paxman concludes his tour of Empire by examining ideals and defeat.

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