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OU on TV and radio this week - 01-02-14 to 07-02-14

Updated Friday 31st January 2014

Learn to relax about the population boom, share a bit more and build a new economy, and discover the 500 year old builders.

Overcrowded square in Groningen [image: cocoinzenl under CC-BY licence] Creative commons image Icon cocinzenl via Flickr under Creative-Commons license Overcrowded? BBC Two, Thursday, 11.20pm

Saturday 1st February

5.30pm BBC Radio 4 The Bottom Line
Evan Davis and guests explore the sharing economy.
Take part in the wardorbe audit

8.00pm BBC Four Pain, Pus & Poison: The Search For Modern Medicines
This week, the focus is on pus. Infection could destroy lives - how could people fight back? The story of infection

Sunday 2nd February

2.35am BBC Four Pain, Pus & Poison: The Search For Modern Medicines

8.00pm BBC Four Hidden Histories: Britain's Oldest Family Businesses
A lot of people will tell you they've been in the building game a long time. Meet a firm who can honestly say they've been doing it for centuries.
Getting to the heart of family business

Monday 3rd February

12.15am BBC Radio 4 Thinking Allowed
Laurie Taylor looks at the community impact of sex work, and asks if we can really drink moderately.
Free OpenLearn course: Alcohol and health

9.00pm BBC One Britain's Great War
Jeremy Paxman continues his series reconsidering the First World War.
Explore the origins of the First World War

11/35pm BBC Four Hidden Histories: Britain's Oldest Family Businesses

Tuesday 4th February

10.00pm Yesterday Andrew Marr's History Of The World
Europe moves from piracy to private business. In the first place, by "discovering" America.
Watch: Andrew Marr's four historical landmarks

Wednesday 5th February

12.30am BBC Four Pain, Pus & Poison: The Search For Modern Medicines

4.00pm BBC Radio 4 Thinking Allowed

Thursday 6th February

4.30pm BBC Radio 4 BBC BBC Inside Science
Adam Rutherford explores new stories from the labs and beyond.
Free OpenLearn course: Unclear about nuclear?

8.00pm BBC Radio 4 The Bottom Line

9.00pm BBC Radio 4 BBC BBC Inside Science

11.20pm BBC Two Don't Panic: The Truth About Population
Hans Rosling explains why the statistics suggest the planet might cope with the population explosion.
Understanding the importance of global data

Friday 7th February

9.00am Eden Charles Darwin And The Tree Of Life
David Attenborough's passionate, personal view of the man credited with the discovery of evolution.
Watch: How Darwin changed philosophy

7.00pm Eden Charles Darwin And The Tree Of Life

 

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