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OU on the BBC this week 29-01-11 to 04-02-11

Updated Friday 28th January 2011

Can it be okay to eat people? And what will the economy be like in five years? Just some of the questions OU programmes raise this week...

Saturday 29th January

1.30am BBC News Channel The Bottom Line
Evan Davis invites his guests to consider where the global economy might be in 2016.
Watch: Evan Davis on the future of money

4.30am BBC News Channel The Bottom Line

8.00pm 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?

10.30pm BBC News Channel The Bottom Line

Sunday 30th January

2.30am BBC Four Justice: A Citizen's Guide To The 21st Century

5.15pm BBC One Scotland Coast shorts
A quick dip on the Kent coastline explores how swimming can conquer stress.
A history of surfing

Tuesday 1st February

1.00am 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?

2.00am BBC Four Justice: A Citizen's Guide To The 21st Century

10.30am BBC World Service Radio Digital Planet
In a new series uniting the World Service and The Open University, we explore what openness means in the digital age.
Show us your digital planet

11.00am BBC Radio 4 Saving Species
The last in the current series explores conservation efforts around the world
>a href="http://www.open.ac.uk/openlearn/society/international-development/international-studies/should-we-worry-about-extinction">Should we worry about extinction?

8.30pm BBC Four Justice: The Case For Cannibalism
In the second of his series of lectures, Michael Sandel asks if there might be a good reason for putting human flesh on the menu.
Listen: What’s wrong with killing?

11.00pm BBC Four Explosions: How We Shook The World
Jem Stansfield reveals how being able to blow things up changed the course of human history. He also blows some things up along the way.
Watch: Alfred Nobel - scientist and tortured soul

Wednesday 2nd February

8.30pm BBC Four Justice: The Case For Cannibalism

Thursday 3rd February

9.00pm BBC Radio 4 Saving Species

 

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