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OU on the BBC this week 21-05-11 to 27-05-11

Updated Friday 20th May 2011

What does the Playboy Club teach us about gender politics - and a digital chance to catch up with David Attenborough's Life.

Saturday 21st May

7.40pm BBC Two Scotland Coast shorts
A jaunt around the Southern shores of Ireland
How can we balance a desire for electricity with protecting our coastline?

Sunday 22nd May

2.30am BBC World Earth Reporters
The struggle against rinderpest - a plague on cattle.
Watch this episode online

  • Please note that, due to the Marr-Obama interview, this week there's no Sunday broadcast of this programme

9.30am BBC World Earth Reporters

Midday BBC Two Scotland Coast shorts
What's so great about swimming in the sea?
Watch: How swimming inspired action against climate change

6.00pm BBC Two except for analogue viewers in Wales and Northern Ireland Coast shorts
William The Conqueror - he crushed the Saxons, then taught them to build castles.
Bettany Hughes explores the Domesday Inquest

Monday 23rd May

12.15am BBC Radio 4 Thinking Allowed
Laurie Taylor and guests explore how we cope with city life - and how we cope with death.
Listen: Navigating cities

11.00am Eden Life
Today, David Attenborough turns his attention to insects.
Why do cicadas only emerge from the ground every 17 years?

3.00pm Eden Life

7.00pm Eden Life

Tuesday 24th May

Midnight Eden Life

11.00am BBC Radio 4 Saving Species
The planet doesn't just need nature - it needs naturalists. Where will the next generation be found?
Why bother restoring habitats?

11.00am Eden Life
For the seventh programme of the series, David Attenborough watches the hunters of the planet - and those whose main role is to be caught.
Should we worry about extinction?

3.00pm Eden Life

7.00pm Eden Life

Wednesday 25th May

Midnight Eden Life

11.00am Eden Life
Dipping into the sea to discover life in the deep.
Discovering life on the beach

3.00pm Eden Life

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Playboy Club in Las Vegas

4.00pm BBC Radio 4 Thinking Allowed: New episode
This week, Laurie Taylor unpicks the what Playboy tells us about gender politics.
Proper men, proper women - gender in UK society

7.00pm Eden Life

Thursday 26th May

Midnight Eden Life

11.00am Eden Life
In the penultimate episode of his exploration of life around the planet, David Attenborough meets the plants.
Why is juniper in decline?

3.00pm Eden Life

7.00pm Eden Life

9.00pm BBC Radio 4 Saving Species

Friday 27th May

Midnight Eden Life

11.00am Eden Life
The primacy of the primates concludes the series.
Watch: the fabulous silver langurs

3.00pm Eden Life

7.00pm Eden Life

 

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