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OU on the BBC this week 02-04-11 to 08-04-11

Updated Friday 1st April 2011

Can MPs judge risk? Should the state kill? And how does cancer affect children? Just a few of the questions explored by OU programmes this week...

Saturday 2nd April

12.00 Noon BBC Two (Except for analogue viewers in Northern Ireland and Wales) Coast shorts
A trip to the Faroe Isles.
What is causing seabird populations to struggle?

Sunday 3rd April

8.00pm BBC Radio 4 More Or Less
The surprising stats show launches its alternative census.
The dawn of the digital census

9.00pm BBC Four Justice: Timeshift: Retrial By Television
Remembering the BBC's campaigning Rough Justice series.
What's Your Verdict?

11.00pm BBC Four Eyewitness
A team of volunteers witness a horrible crime - but how much can they really remember?
Would you make a good eyewitness?

Monday 4th April

Midnight BBC Four Justice: Timeshift: Retrial By Television

12.30am BBC World Service Radio Health Check
Claudia Hammond investigates children with cancer.
Examining disease worldwide

A woman holds a bottle marked Health Risk Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Hartphotography | Dreamstime.com 7.30pm BBC One England Bang Goes The Theory
Are MPs any good at calculating risk? And what can the boat race tell us about calories?
The reality of risk

8.00pm BBC Four Justice: The Good Citizen
Another chance to see Michael Sandel explaining Aristotle's views on citizenry - and how they might apply today.
Aristotle: The expert view

9.00pm Justice: Timeshift: The Story Of Corporal Punishment
A short, sharp trip through the history of physical chastisement. It'll hurt us more than it hurts you.
Perspectives on global childhoods

11.00pm BBC Four Eyewitness
In the second programme, how does trauma affect the memory?
Watch: The mind of a witness

Tuesday 5th April

Midnight BBC Four Justice: The Good Citizen

2.30am BBC Four Justice: Timeshift: The Story Of Corporal Punishment

9.00pm BBC Four Justice: Timeshift: The Story Of Capital Punishment
A history of the ultimate sanction.
Nigel Warburton asks... What's wrong with killing?

11.25pm BBC Four Eyewitness
Concluding the series, how are police and prosecutors able to use better understanding of witness experience to fight crime?
Watch: the problem of identifying unfamiliar faces

Wednesday 6th April

12.25am BBC Four Justice: Timeshift: Retrial By Television

1.25am BBC Four Justice: Timeshift: The Story Of Capital Punishment

1.30pm BBC Two (Except for analogue viewers in Northern Ireland and Wales) Coast shorts
How Brighton was almost the UK's answer to Hollywood.
Nationwide film archives

4.00pm BBC Radio 4 Thinking Allowed
Laurie Taylor and guests consider how the street shapes our lives.
The streets explored

7.30pm BBC One Wales Bang Goes The Theory

10.50pm BBC HD Channel Coast shorts
Scrambling up the Old Head of Kinsale
Listen: Sea-cliff climbing

Thursday 7th April

10.45pm BBC Four Justice, Fairness And The Big Society
How might the concept of justice inform David Cameron's dream of a "Big" Society?

Friday 8th April

1.30pm BBC Radio 4 More Or Less
It's another edition of Radio 4's hard look at statistics - but who's counting?

8.30pm BBC One Scotland & Northern Ireland Bang Goes The Theory

 

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