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OU on the BBC this week 22-01-11 to 28-01-11

Updated Friday 21st January 2011

From the Big Society, and how fair it is, to the smaller, intricate societies of the narrow-headed ant, join us on TV and Radio this week.

Sunday 23rd January

9.00pm BBC Four Justice, Fairness and The Big Society
Harvard professor Michael Sandel leads a discussion which asks just how fair public policy is in the age what David Cameron calls the "Big Society"
How do you define fairness?

Monday 24th January

9.00pm BBC Four Justice: A Citizen's Guide To The 21st Century
Michael Sandel asks if Kant, Aristotle and Bentham can guide us to unpick modern questions of justice - from 'can it be alright to torture?' to 'should France ban the Burka?'
Take the challenge: To Lie Or Not To Lie?

11.15pm BBC Four Justice, Fairness and The Big Society

Tuesday 25th January

12.15am BBC Four Justice: A Citizen's Guide To The 21st Century

3.15am BBC Four Justice: A Citizen's Guide To The 21st Century

11.00am BBC Radio 4 Saving Species
Meet the narrow-headed ant, a little-known resident of Britain's heathlands.
Inspiring ants: How ants are influencing robotics.

7.00pm BBC Two England, Northern Ireland & Scotland Coast
The team take a great circle around the Irish Sea.
Compare modern and historic Belfast with Postcards From The Past

8.30pm BBC Four Justice: The Moral Side Of Murder
Michael Sandel explores the morality of killing, and asks if there are times when murder might be moral.
Take the challenge: What's Your Verdict?

Wednesday 26th January

3.30am BBC Four Justice: The Moral Side Of Murder

Thursday 27th January

9.00pm BBC Radio 4 Saving Species

Friday 28th January

1.55am BBC Four Justice: The Moral Side Of Murder

 

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