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OU on the BBC this week 15-01-11 to 21-01-11

Updated Friday 14th January 2011

Amongst the OU programmes this week, we explore space for intelligent life, discover the truth about being sectioned, and check how cold winters affect overwintering birds.

Saturday 15th January

3.30pm BBC Two Northern Ireland Coast
The delights of the North Wales and North West England coastline.
Explore the changes in Liverpool Bay across 150 years

Sunday 16th January

8.00pm BBC Radio 4 More Or Less
Further thoughts on Nigel Pargetter's final line, and do banks really contribute a pound out of every five pounds of UK tax?
How do tax shelters work?

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Tuesday 18th January

11.00am BBC Radio 4 Saving Species
British winters are meant to be relatively warm - so how do animals cope when it gets really cold? What's behind the large numbers of bird deaths?

10.00pm BBC Four Sectioned
Telling the true stories of three people detained under the Mental Health Act.
Order your free Sounds Mental CD

Wednesday 19th January

Midnight BBC Four The Search for Life: The Drake Equation
Dallas Campbell explores the calculation which suggests there may be other life on distant planets.
Making Contact: how would we know if other civilisations were trying to reach us?

9.00pm BBC Radio 4 Saving Species

Friday 20th January

1.1.5am BBC Four Sectioned


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