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OU on the BBC this week 07-03-11 to 11-03-11

Updated Friday 4th March 2011

Food production, global turmoil, 1970s technology and 1970s writers - just a taste of what we've got in store for you this week.

Saturday 5th March

1.30am BBC News Channel The Bottom Line
Stephanie Flanders asks a team of business executives how far attempts to unseat Gadaffi might disturb their trading conditions.
Watch: Mike Norris on the impact of world affairs

10.30pm BBC News Channel The Bottom Line

Sunday 6th March

1.30am BBC News Channel The Bottom Line

5.00pm BBC Two England & Northern Ireland Coast shorts
The role of the Northern islands during the Second World War.
Whose war was it, anyway?

5.50pm BBC Two Wales Coast
A full hour of Coast as Neil Oliver and the gang take a circuit around the Irish Sea.
Seabirds of the British Isles

9.00pm BBC Four Electric Dreams: The 1970s
Another chance to see the hit series which stripped a 21st Century family's technology away to see how they could cope in a world of three black and white TV channels and a phone in the hallway.
Take the technology makeover

10.30pm BBC News Channel The Bottom Line

Sunday 6th March

3.15am BBC Four Electric Dreams: The 1970s

Tuesday 8th March

3.30am BBC News Channel The Bottom Line

8.30pm Justice: Freedom Versus Fit
Should we just accept there's a place for us in society, or should we try and choose what it might be?
Watch: Michael Sandel on Aristotle

Wednesday 9th March

1.00am BBC Four In Their Own Words
The archive-driven exploration of British 20th Century writers reaches the 70s and 80s.
Explore: 20th century authors

2.00am BBC Four The Search For Life: The Drake Equation
Unpicking the equation which suggests that we might not be alone in the universe.
How long would it take to colonise the galaxy?

2.55am BBC One The Foods That Make Billions: Liquid Gold
The Money Programme examines water's reinvention as a fashionable consumer object.
Your choice, your brand: Water

3.00 am Justice: Freedom Versus Fit

Thursday 10th March

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3.40am BBC One The Foods That Make Billions: The Age Of Plenty
The serial continues with a consideration of cereals. How did marketing put the snap, crackle and pop into our breakfast?
What makes a great brand mascot?

Friday 11th March

2.55am BBC One The Foods That Make Billions: Pots Of Gold
In the last programme, yoghurt's onward march from hippy food to supermarket dominance is examined. Recipe: Make your own banana smoothie

 

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