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OU on TV and radio this week - 05-05-12 to 11-05-12

Updated Friday 4th May 2012

How did childhood get shaped through the centuries to become the concept of today - and what drives nationalism?

On BBC iPlayer

Rosita's dream Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: schaaflicht under CC-BY-NC-SA licence BBC Radio 4 Extra, Monday to Friday, 2.45pm. (Image: Rosita's dream) Bang Goes The Theory
The Bang team are off enjoying the Bank Holiday this week, but you can catch up with the whole of season six so far on iPlayer

Saturday 5th May

4.55pm BBC Two The Hairy Bikers' Bakeation
The Hairy Bikers rush round Eastern Europe with zest. And yeast.
BBC Two Northern Ireland can also be seen across the UK on Sky channel 992 or Freesat 996
Watch Dave and Si get to grips with communication across the language gap

Sunday 6th May

8.00pm BBC Four Shock And Awe: The Age Of Invention
Once electricity was understood... what on earth would we do with it?
How many eels does it take to make toast? Find out with our Spark it up game

8.00pm BBC Radio 4 More Or Less
Tim Harford gets to grips with statistics and the stories they reveal - or conceal.
Watch: Meaningless correlations

Monday 7th May

12.15am BBC Radio Four Thinking Allowed
Laurie Taylor and guests take a look at nationalism in the latest dispatch from the social sciences.
How might the Jubilympics shape national feelings in 2012?

12.55am BBC Four Shock And Awe: The Age Of Invention

2.45pm BBC Radio 4 Extra The Invention Of Childhood
Michael Morpurgo tracks the changing lives of children through history.
Michael Morpurgo on his own childhood

8.00pm BBC Four Inside The Medieval Mind: Power
Robert Bartlett concludes his story of the Medieval British Isles by examining who held the power - and who wanted it.
Rachel Gibbons examines a 12th Century love affair

Tuesday 8th May

1.00am BBC Four Inside The Medieval Mind: Power

2.45pm BBC Radio 4 Extra The Invention Of Childhood

Wednesday 9th May

2.45pm BBC Radio 4 Extra The Invention Of Childhood

4.00pm BBC Radio 4 Thinking Allowed

Thursday 10th May

2.45pm BBC Radio 4 Extra The Invention Of Childhood

Friday 11th May

2.45pm BBC Radio 4 Extra The Invention Of Childhood

4.30pm BBC Radio 4 More Or Less

 

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