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OU on the BBC this week 09-01-11 to 14-01-11

Updated Friday 7th January 2011

How did the Victorian asylum system get dismantled - and how do you move a million starlings?

Sunday 9th January

8.00pm BBC Two (except for analogue viewers in Northern Ireland and Wales) Coast
How long is the British coastline? Nick Crane attempts to find out... but is he on a fools errand?
Making a map of an island coastline

8.00pm BBC Radio 4 More Or Less
Repeated from last Friday, Tim Harford looks at the statistics that surround our world.
Watch: Meaningful and meaningless correlations

Monday 10th January

1.25pm BBC Two (except for analogue viewers in Northern Ireland and Wales) Coast shorts
Why does the US navy visit the Lake District every year? It can't just be the mint cake, can it?

12.55am BBC One England, Wales & Northern Ireland Coast
Down the Humber, through the Wash and into the Thames. The Coast team bring the fifth season into port.
Watch: The birds' pit-stop

Tuesday 11th January

11.00am BBC Radio 4 Saving Species
Relocation, relocation, relocation. But even Kirstie and Phil would struggle with this one - a million starlings moving roosts.
Human impacts on the lives of animals

1.25pm BBC Two (except for analogue viewers in Northern Ireland and Wales) Coast shorts
Meeting the Old Man of Hoy.

10.00pm BBC Four Mental: A History Of The Madhouse
Just after the Second World War, there were thousands of people living in vast asylums, but nowadays 'patients' and 'service users' and are part of the community rather than shut away. How did such a major change in attitudes come about?
Artist profile: Meet Clare Shaw

Thursday 13th January

1.25pm BBC Two (except for analogue viewers in Northern Ireland and Wales) Coast shorts
Tsunamis in the Shetland Islands? Nick Crane finds the evidence.

9.00pm BBC Radio 4 Saving Species

Friday 14th January

1.40am BBC Four Mental: A History Of The Madhouse

1.25pm BBC Two (except for analogue viewers in Northern Ireland and Wales) Coast shorts
Alice Roberts turns out to see some sandcastles.

1.30pm BBC Radio 4 More Or Less

 

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