OU on TV and radio this week - 10-11-12 to 16-11-12

Andrew Marr completes his history of the world, and Saving Species meets the last lions in Asia.

By: The OpenLearn team (Programme and web teams)

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Saturday 10th November

Volks Railway in Brighton Creative commons image Peter Trimming under CC-BY-SA licence under Creative-Commons license Volks in Brighton, the first electric railway in the world. More inventive uses of electricity on BBC Four, Thursday 5.30pm BBC Radio 4 The Bottom Line: Financial Services special
Financial services might save the nation's economy. Or do the opposite. Evan Davis and guests hope the omens are good.
A brief history of financialisation

8.00pm BBC Four Shock And Awe: The Story Of Electricity - Spark
In the first of three episodes, Jim Al-Khalili explores the origins of electricity.
Try our Spark It Up game

Sunday 12th November

1.10am BBC Four Shock And Awe: The Story Of Electricity - Spark

9.00pm BBC One Andrew Marr's History Of The World: The Age Of Extremes
Andrew Marr concludes his world history with the torrid tumult of the twentieth century.
Watch: Andrew Marr's four landmarks

Tuesday 13th November

1.45am BBC One Wartime Farm Episode 7
Late-night conflict-themed agricultural recreation prepares for D-Day, and finds there's more to pigeons than pies.
Can you beat the Ministry and keep the nation fed?

11.00am BBC Radio 4 Saving Species
This week, the last lions in Asia and the Goliath Grouper fish.
Burping fish are destroying the environment

Thursday 15th November

8.00pm BBC Four Shock And Awe: The Story Of Electricity - The Age Of Invention
Having harnessed the power of electricity, mankind set about putting it to work.
Free course sample: Sustainable energy

8.30pm BBC Radio 4 The Bottom Line

9.00pm BBC Radio 4 Saving Species

Friday 16th November

1.00am BBC Four Shock And Awe: The Story Of Electricity - The Age Of Invention

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