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OU on TV and radio this Christmas and New Year

Updated Friday 20th December 2013

Spend some time over Christmas and the New Year with BBC - Open University co-productions.

Saturday 21st December

A chance encounter with Santa Creative commons image Icon Patrick Wilken under CC-BY-NC licence under Creative-Commons license A chance encounter with Santa on Regents Canal, by Patrick Wilken 9.00 am Eden Life
Box-set six-episode stack of David Attenborough's series linking the chains of life.
Try our interactive tree of life

3.00pm Eden Life

9.00pm Eden Life

Sunday 22nd December

3.00am Eden Life

8.00pm BBC Radio 4 More Or Less [1/7]
A return for the weekly magazine that takes statistics and shakes them until truth falls out.
Why the data you don't have affects the data you have

Tuesday 24th December

9.00pm BBC Radio 4 All In The Mind
In a festive edition, Claudia Hammond and guests explore how music affects our moods.
What makes a sound musical?

Thursday 26th December

4.30pm BBC Radio 4 BBC BBC Inside Science
Science doesn't stop for Christmas. Nor does BBC BBC Inside Science.
How can you count all the stars in the Milky Way?

9.00pm BBC Radio 4 BBC BBC BBC BBC Inside Science

Friday 27th December

4.30pm BBC Radio 4 More Or Less [2/7]
Take a pause between 'calories consumed' and 'resolutions broken' for a closer look at statistics.
Coincidence, correlation & chance

Sunday 29th December

8.00pm BBC Radio 4 More Or Less [2/7]

Tuesday 31st December

9.00pm BBC Radio 4 All In The Mind
Before you start with those resolutions, AiTM looks at how physical exercise is affected by mental fatigue.
Listen: Sport & exercise psychology

Wednesday 1st January 2014

9.00am Eden Frozen Planet
Start the year in the definitive winter wonderland, as Eden brings you six hours of back-to-back episodes of the series that explores life at the poles.
Free OpenLearn course: Frozen Planet

3.00pm Eden Frozen Planet

9.00pm Eden Frozen Planet

Thursday 2nd January

3.00am Eden Frozen Planet

4.30pm BBC Radio 4 BBC BBC Inside Science
It turns out that science doesn't stop for New Year, either. Science is pretty much unstoppable.
Free OpenLearn Course: Nutrition, vitamins and minerals

9.00pm BBC Radio 4 BBC BBC BBC BBC Inside Science

Friday 3rd January

4.30pm BBC Radio 4 More Or Less [3/7]
Celebrate making it 0.82% through 2014 with a fresh look at statistics.
The importance of using perspective with data

With best wishes for the holidays, and looking forward to another twelve months of surprising, delighting programmes in 2014.

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