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OU on the BBC this week 14-05-11 to 20-05-11

Updated Friday 13th May 2011

From Gerald Ratner's costly joke to viking invaders and vampire lovers, enjoy some great programmes made by the BBC and The OU.

Saturday 14th May

2.30am BBC World Earth Reporters
The second programme looks at rising sea levels
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9.30am BBC World Earth Reporters

Sunday 15th May

3.30pm BBC World Earth Reporters

6.10pm BBC Two Wales Coast
In a full-length episode, the team are in the north west of Ireland. Watch: The arts in Irleand: Ancient heritage

Monday 16th May

12.15am BBC Radio 4 Thinking Allowed
Why does the supernatural hold such sway over popular culture?
Why Buffy's modern battle with vampires is a story as old as the Old Ones themselves

11.00am Eden Life
The first episode of David Attenborough's tribute to the rich biodiversity of the planet.
Watch: Five million hungry bats

3.00pm Eden Life

7.00pm Eden Life

8.00pm BBC Two Business Nightmares With Evan Davis
When marketing goes wrong... Gerald Ratner and others share their worst moments.
Watch: Getting marketing right with Theo Paphitis

Tuesday 17th May

Midnight Eden Life

11.00am BBC Radio 4 Saving Species
Another report from the frontline of conservation.
Listen: Ian Richmond on life with the gorillas

11.00am Eden Life
Episode two of the epic journey through flora and fauna.
Watch: The penguins of Deception Island

3.00pm Eden Life

7.00pm Eden Life

9.50pm BBC Two Scotland Coast shorts
How did Brighton nearly become a rival to Hollywood?
A brief history of New Wave Cinema

Wednesday 18th May

Midnight Eden Life

11.00am Eden Life
Mammalian life on Earth, celebrated by David Attenborough.
Watch: Silver Langurs

1.40pm BBC Two Except for analogue viewers in Wales and Northern Ireland Coast shorts
Neil Oliver goes to a quarry. Watch: How we use explosions to shape our world

3.00pm Eden Life

4.00pm BBC Radio 4 Thinking Allowed
Laurie Taylor and guests explore more research into the social sciences.

7.00pm Eden Life

Thursday 19th May

Midnight Eden Life

11.00am Eden Life
Today's episode of the landmark natural history documentary gets close to fish.
Watch: Eel life

1.00pm BBC Two Scotland Coast shorts
The signs of Viking raids against early Britons.
Watch: Vikings - a people on the seas

3.00pm Eden Life

7.00pm Eden Life

8.00pm BBC Two Business Nightmares With Evan Davis
An episode illustrating mystifying corporate decisions as the series moves from Monday to Thursday for the final episode.

9.00pm BBC Radio 4 Saving Species

Friday 20th May

Midnight Eden Life

11.00am Eden Life
Life in the skies.
Watch: How the Open University changed the way we see birds

3.00pm Eden Life

7.00pm Eden Life

 

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